Chinese Company Dongfeng unveils two new versions of light armoured tactical vehicles at AAD 1709145

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AAD 2014
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Africa Aerospace & Defence Exhibition

17 - 21 September 2014
Air Force Base Waterkloof, Centurion, South Africa
 
New versions of Dongfeng- Mengshi at AAD 2014
 
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 11:59 PM
 
Chinese Company Dongfeng unveils two new versions of light armoured tactical vehicles at AAD.
Chinese Defense Industry unveils at AAD 2014, a new version of the Dongfeng-Mengshi with an extended chassis and fitted with armour to increase protection and payload. The vehicle can carry a total of 10 military personnel including driver and commander.
     
Chinese Defense Industry unveils at AAD 2014, a new version of the Dongfeng-Mengshi with an extended chassis and fitted with armour to increase protection and payload. The vehicle can carry a total of 10 military personnel including driver and commander.
Dongfeng-Mengshi extended chassis in 6x6 configuration at AAD 2014, Africa Aerospace and Defense near Pretoria, South Africa.
     
At AAD 2014, two version versions of the vehicle are displayed on the booth of the Chinese Company Dongfeng. One version in 4x4 configuration and the second version using a 6x6 chassis.

The driver is seated at the front of the hull on the left with the vehicle commander to his right. Both are provided with a bulletproof windscreen to their front, which is covered by an armoured shutter, hinged at the top, when the vehicle is in combat areas. Two large doors are available on each side of the vehicle. For the rear door, the upper part of which opens to the upwards while the lower part folds down to form a step. Inside the vehicle, the soldier compartment are equipped with mine blast resistant seats . A total of four seats are available at the front of the vehicle and six at the rear. There is a large door in the rear that opens to the left.

The all-welded steel armour hull of the new Dongfeng-Mangshi provides the crew with protection from small arms fire of 7.62mm caliber and shell splinters.

The vehicle can be fitted with a ring mount or an open top turret located at the top front, which can be armed with a 7.62 mm or 12.7mm machine gun.

The 4x4 version has a total combat weight of 6,100 kg while the weight of the 6x6 variant is 8,000 kg. Both vehicles can run at a maximum road speed of 130 km.

Standard equipment of the new Dongfeng-Mengshi includes adjustable tire pressure system and one self-recovery winch mounted at the front of the vehicle.

     
Chinese Defense Industry unveils at AAD 2014, a new version of the Dongfeng-Mengshi with an extended chassis and fitted with armour to increase protection and payload. The vehicle can carry a total of 10 military personnel including driver and commander.
Dongfeng-Mengshi extended chassis in 4x4 configuration at AAD 2014, Africa Aerospace and Defense near Pretoria, South Africa.
 

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