RG31 Mk5E 4x4 MRAP BAE Systems Mine Protected Vehicle
 
 
RG-31 Mk5E BAE Systems mine protected wheeled armoured vehicle data sheet description information specifications intelligence identification pictures photos images US Army United States American defense military BAE Systems
 
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Description 
The RG31 Mk5E is an increase version in power and payload of the basic version of the RG31, who is produced by the Defense Company BAE Systems Land Systems OMC in collaboration with General Dynamics Land Systems Canada. In service with forces around the world, the RG-31 MPV is a highly effective multi-role armored vehicle capable of a variety of military applications including, an Armored Personnel Carrier, Command Vehicle, Ambulance, Armored Utility Vehicle and Surveillance Vehicle. The RG31 Mk5 and Mk6, with increased power, mobility and protection for even more demanding roles,were developed specifically for modern assymetric warfare and to meet new and increasing demands.
 
Variants :
RG- 31 : basic version
RG- 31 Mk3A : based on Mamba APC
RG-31 Sabre :
Cargo version
RG-31 Mk5 :
Upgrade version with new armour
RG-31 Charger:
US Army version of the Mk.3 with a Detroit Diesel engine and Mk5 with a Cummins engine
RG-31 Mk5E:
A extended Mk5 with superior blast and ballistic protection.
RG-31 Mk6E:
Enhanced crew protection
 
Technical data 
Armament
The RG31 Mk5E is fitted with a remote controlled weapon station armed with a 7.62 mm or 12.7 mm machine gun.
Protection
The RG31 Mk5E is classed as a Category I Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle. Developed to counter the IED/mine threat found in Afghanistan and Iraq, it is blast protected throughout the vehicle from explosions of up to 30 pounds of TNT under any wheel or a 15 pound blast under the belly. The glass used in all the windows is bullet resistant and tinted for optimum vision and protection. It has 7.62 mm ballistic protection, providing enhanced survivability, enhanced visibility and larger crew capacity compared to the M1114 Up Armored HMMWV. The RG31 Mk5E has a V shaped monocoque welded steel hull.
Propulsion
The RG-31 Mk5E uses a 4x4 chassis. The RG31 Mk5E is motorised with 6 cylinders Cummins QSB 6.7 L/409CI engine coupled to an Allison 2500 SP trnsmission, with 5 forward speed and one reverse.
Accessories
The RG31 Mk5E can be airlifted suing C-130-sized aircraft. Two spare tire assemblies mounted on either side of the vehicle.
 
Specifications
 
Armament
One 7.62 mm or 12.7 mm machine gun
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Country users
United States, Spain
Designer Company
BAE Systems
Accessories
Central tire inflation system, spare wheels, NBC protection, night vision.
Crew
2 + 6 soldiers
Armor
monocoque v-hull, ballistic protection STANAG Level 2, mine protection 2 x TM-57 under any wheel and 1 x TM-57 below the vehicle.
Weight
10,500 kg
Speed
112 km/h maximum speed on road
Range
805 km
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Dimensions
Lenght, 6,60 m; Width, 2,48 m; Height, 2,72 m
 
 
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RG-31 Mk5E BAE Systems mine protected wheeled armoured vehicle data sheet description information specifications intelligence identification pictures photos images US Army United States American defense military BAE Systems
RG-31 Mk5E BAE Systems mine protected wheeled armoured vehicle data sheet description information specifications intelligence identification pictures photos images US Army United States American defense military BAE Systems
   
RG-31 Mk5E BAE Systems mine protected wheeled armoured vehicle data sheet description information specifications intelligence identification pictures photos images US Army United States American defense military BAE Systems RG-31 Mk5E BAE Systems mine protected wheeled armoured vehicle data sheet description information specifications intelligence identification pictures photos images US Army United States American defense military BAE Systems
 
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