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AACE FNSS.

The AACE (Armored Amphibious Combat Earthmover) is an amphibious, armored, tracked, combat earthmover; designed for the preparation of river banks during river crossing missions. It is capable of performing bulldozing, rough grading, excavating, hauling, and scraping operations. As compared to standard heavy-duty vehicles; AACE has the capability to take ballast from the soil ground to its ballast canister, when necessary the vehicle is also capable of discharging its ballast canister at the end of the operation.

Country Users: Philippines, Turkiye

Description

The AACE (Armored Amphibious Combat Earthmover) is an amphibious, armored, tracked, combat earthmover; designed for the preparation of river banks during river crossing missions. It is capable of performing bulldozing, rough grading, excavating, hauling, and scraping operations. As compared to standard heavy-duty vehicles; AACE has the capability to take ballast from the soil ground to its ballast canister, when necessary the vehicle is also capable of discharging its ballast canister at the end of the operation.

In AACE the dozer blade is fixed to the vehicle. With its adjustable hydraulic suspension system, the front section of AACE can be shifted in the vertical axis. This capability enables the blade or ballast canister to make contact with the soil and penetrate it. As a result, shoveling and plowing can be performed more efficiently and also while the vehicle is on the move.
One of the most important and unique features of AACE is its amphibious capability. It can be operated with a crew of 2. In addition, AACE is fitted with modern electronic systems such as day and night cameras, a multi-function LCD monitor, and air-conditioning system.

To provide the amphibious capability, together with the mine and ballistic protection requirements; the AACE hull structure is made of ballistic aluminum.
AACE’s powerpack consists of a fully automatic transmission, coupled with a diesel engine. AACE is capable to speed up to 45km/h on land. It can travel safely in river streams against current speeds up to 1.5 m/ sec with 360° high-maneuverability through its two water jets, placed at the rear section on both sides of the vehicle.

Today the AACE is used by the Turkish Land Forces in various missions and has become combat proven in certain operations.

AACE FNSS variants:

No variants at this time

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Technical Data

  • Equipment

    The FNSS AACE is fitted with a dozer blade mounted at the front of the vehicle. Thermal cameras are mounted on the front part of the vehicle to perform all engineer operations from inside the vehicle and under the armor. Thanks to its large dozer blade, the AACE can prepare river banks during river crossing missions. A bank of six smoke grenade dischargers is mounted at the front of the engine compartment.

  • Design and protection

    The FNSS AACE design consists of three main parts with the engineer combat equipment at the front, the crew compartment at the rear left side, and the powerpack on the right. The vehicle has a crew of two including one driver and one operator. The vehicle is fitted with modern electronic systems such as day and night cameras, a multi-function LCD monitor, and air-conditioning system. The hull of the vehicle provides protection against the firing of small arms and artillery shell splinters.

  • Mobility

    The FNSS AACE is powered by a diesel engine coupled to a fully automatic transmission. It is capable to reach a road speed of up to 45 km/h and has a maximum cruising range of 400 km. The vehicle is fully amphibious and can travel safely in river streams against current speeds up to 1.5 m/sec with 360° high-maneuverability through its two water jets, placed at the rear section on both sides of the vehicle. The vehicle can negotiate a gradient of 60% and side slope of 30%, and can cross obstacles of 400 mm and trenches of 1.5 m. Its modern hydraulic system and power transmission enable the vehicle to operate with high maneuverability and operational performance. The suspension on each side consists of four road wheels, one idler at the front and a drive sprocket at the rear.
    AACE Amphibious Armored Combat Earthmover engineer armored vehicle Turkey FNSS details 925 001
    The AACE is fully amphibious and is propelled in the water at a maximum speed of 8.4 km thanks to two water jets mounted at the rear of the hull.

  • Combat Use

    Compared to standard heavy-duty vehicles, the FNSS AACE has the capability to take in ballast from the soil into its ballast canister, and when necessary the vehicle can discharge its ballast canister at the end of the operation. In standard heavy-duty vehicles, the dozer blade is hydraulically operated while the vehicle is stable. However, in the AACE it is fixed to the vehicle. With its adjustable hydraulic suspension system, the front section of the AACE can be shifted in the vertical axis. This capability enables the blade or ballast canister to make contact with the soil, and penetrate it. As a result, shoveling and plowing can be performed more efficiently.

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Specifications

  • Armament

    No armament

  • Country users

    Philippines, Turkiye

  • Designer Country

    Türkiye

  • Combat Equipment

    Dozer blade, day and night cameras, multi-function LCD monitor, CBRN protection system, and air-conditioning system.

  • Crew

    2

  • Armor

    Protection against the firing of small arms and artillery shell splinters

  • Weight Vehicle

    19,500 kg

  • Speed Vehicle

    45 km/h on road and 8.4 km/h on water

  • Range Vehicle

    400 km

  • Dimensions

    Length: 6.2 m; Width: 3.3 m; Height: 3.2 m

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