Piranha 5 8x8 Combat armoured vehicle
 
 
 
Piranha V 5 wheeled armoured vehicle data sheet description information intelligence identification pictures photos images Mowag General Dynamics European Land Systems Switzerland Swiss Army
 
Description
Global military operations has seen the demand increase for a vehicle that bridges the gap between deployable light forces, with their inherent low survivability, and more survivable heavy forces that are difficult to deploy and have high life cycle costs. PIRANHA 5 has been developed in response to this need and takes advantage of the latest technologies to deliver class leading survivability, capacity and mobility with low through life costs and inherent growth capacity. The Piranha V is developed by the Swiss subsidiary company of General Dynamics European Land Systems. The Piranha V was unveiled during the Intedrnational Defense Exhibition in Paris, Eurosatory 2010.
 
Variants:
- IFV, APC, Ambulance, Reconnaissance, Command, Mortar, Direct Fire ( up to 120 mm turrets)
 
Technical Data
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Armament
Remotely controlled light weapons stations up to heavy turret/gun systems. IFV variant: 30 mm Kongsberg remote turret and Javelin missile system.
Design and protection
The PIRANHA 5 sets a new survivability benchmark for the wheeled armored combat vehicle class and provides the highest levels of mine, improvised explosive device (IED) and ballistic protection. PIRANHA 5 has a next generation, full coverage, modular survivability system that has been integrated in the vehicle design from the concept stage. This system provides unparalleled all round protection, particularly in the wheel well area that has traditionally been vulnerable to IEDs on wheeled armoured combat vehicles. The entire survivability system has been designed to be replaced or upgraded through life to take advantage of new survivability technologies as they mature or to counter emergent threats. PIRANHA 5 also features a range of tailorable survivability kits that allow the tactical commander to adapt the vehicle in theatre. This ensures the vehicles suitability for operation in complex terrain against aggressive threats such as IED EFPs, or through rapid reconfiguration, allows PIRANHA 5 to undertake roles requiring the highest levels of mobility and agility such as formation reconnaissance. The vehicle will be launched with the SAAB LEDS active protection system integrated on the Kongsberg remote controlled turret to demonstrate one of the many survivability enhancements that General Dynamics European Land Systems and its partners have developed for PIRANHA 5. In addition to these modular systems, substantial advances have been made in crew ergonomics, energy absorbing seating and occupant restraint systems that further improve the survivability of the PIRANHA 5 when facing the threats of today and tomorrow.
Mobility
The PIRANHA 5 uses a 8x8 chassis with a MTU 6V199 diesel engine. The PIRANHA 5 features the latest height adjustable McPherson strut suspension technology which endows the vehicle with an extraordinary level of cross country mobility. This suspension in combination with the high output powerpack, fourth axle steering and integrated driver support systems ensures PIRANHA 5 has the highest level of terrain accessibility and is the most agile wheeled armoured combat vehicle available today. The PIRANHA 5 can run at a maximum speed of 100 km/h with autonomy of 550 Km (mix of road/off road driving).
Accessories
The PIRANHA 5 is equipped with numerous other systems that enhance vehicle performance and flexibility such as the digital CAN backbone, fuel efficient drive train technology, integrated heating, air-conditioning and NBC protection system and the 120 kW Inline Starter/Generator (ISG). As an example of the unrivalled performance PIRANHA 5 provides, the ISG generates the power for on board systems while simultaneously providing up to 100 kW AC exportable power to sustain military or civilian infrastructure. The ISG also has the growth capability to recovery brake energy for re-use to boost the vehicle power output to 700 hp while at the same time reducing fuel consumption.
 
Specifications
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Armament
Remotely controlled light weapons stations up to heavy turret/gun systems.
Country users
No customer at this time
Designer Company
General Dynamics European Land Systems
Accessories
NBC Overpressure system, Fire-Suppression system, A/C System, Arctic kit, integrated started generator for 100 kW external power, modular electronics.
Crew
3 (crew) + 8
Armor
Modular integrated protection layout, V shaped hull, provisions for the Active Protection System.
Weight
30,000 kg
Speed
100 km/h
Range
550 km
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Dimensions
Length: 8.0 m; Width: 2.99 m; Height: 2.34 m
 
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Piranha V 5 wheeled armoured vehicle data sheet description information intelligence identification pictures photos images Mowag General Dynamics European Land Systems Switzerland Swiss Army
Piranha V 5 wheeled armoured vehicle data sheet description information intelligence identification pictures photos images Mowag General Dynamics European Land Systems Switzerland Swiss Army
   
Piranha V 5 wheeled armoured vehicle data sheet description information intelligence identification pictures photos images Mowag General Dynamics European Land Systems Switzerland Swiss Army
Piranha V 5 wheeled armoured vehicle data sheet description information intelligence identification pictures photos images Mowag General Dynamics European Land Systems Switzerland Swiss Army
 
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