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IDEX 2019: Streit Group unveiled Shaman 8x8 high mobility, amphibious vehicle.

| 2019

Among the numerous vehicles displayed by the UAE-based Streit Group was the impressive 8-wheel-drive, 8-wheel-steering, high-mobility, amphibious personnel carrier designed for extreme conditions, either cold or hot.

IDEX 2019 Streit Group unveiled Shaman 8x8 high mobility amphibious vehicle
Streit Group "Shaman" (Picture source: Army Recognition)

The Shaman is motorized with an Iveco 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine developing 146hp (350Nm torque) coupled to 6-speed automatic transmission which enables it to tackle all sorts of terrain, even water and marshes where the floatation is ensured by its eight big, low-pressure tires (with automatic inflation system), also enabling to drive on soft-sandy terrain. Due to its innovative eight-wheel steering with three handling positions, coupled to the independent suspension, the Shaman can evaluate through densely forested areas or rocky riverbeds, for instance. The top speed is set at 70 km/h (44 mph).

This amphibious, unarmored vehicle is adapted to extreme weather conditions, a pre-start engine heater being foreseen for extreme cold. It can accommodate 11 people, including its driver. Its front winch is a “must” for a vehicle designed to drive in extreme off-road conditions.


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