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YPR-765 PRAT



Overview


YPR-765 PRAT

Forward view of Dutch army YPR-765 PRAT with twin TOW launcher in raised position. Note that this is an upgraded vehicle with 3-tone camouflage, wire cutters and additional stowage racks.
Source: Marc Tempels - © Copyright lies with original owner

Origin
Netherlands
Type
Tank destroyer
Entered service
1982
Status
Out of service
Development
Late 1970's
Developer
United States - FMC Corporation
United States - Emerson Electric
Production
1980's
Producer
Netherlands
Number produced
303
Designations
PRAT / Pantser Rups Anti Tank
Acronym, Dutch for "tracked vehicle anti-tank"
Notable users
Netherlands
Egypt

Details


Facts YPR-765 PRAT
General
Origin
Netherlands
Type
Tank destroyer
Crew
4
Dimensions
Weight
12 - 14 t
Length
5.26 m
Width
2.82 m
Height
2.9 m turret lowered
3.2 m turret raised
Main armament
Type
TOW anti-tank guided missile
Mount
Emerson 901 Hammerhead twin missile launcher
Ammunition
12 missiles, 2 ready to fire
Elevation
-30 to +34 degrees, powered
Traverse
360 degrees, powered
Sight
Daysight and AN/TAS-4 night sight
Secondary armament
Type
7.62mm MAG machine gun
Mount
Pintle mount on cupola behind TOW launcher
Ammunition
100 rounds ready to fire
Traverse
360 degrees, manual traverse and elevation
Automotive
Chassis
Tracked chassis, 5 roadwheels
Drive sprocket front and idler rear
Suspension
Torsion bar
Engine
Detroit Diesel 6V53T diesel
267 hp at 2.800 rpm
Transmission
TX100-1A
Mobility
Max speed
61 km/h
Fording
Amphibious
Protection
Armor type
Aluminum with steel spaced applique armor

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