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Kodiak


Pionierpanzer 3


Overview


Kodiak

Kodiak combat engineer vehicle in the field.
Source: Rheinmetall Defence - © GNU Attribution Share Alike license

Origin
Germany
Type
Combat engineer vehicle
Entered service
2009
Status
In service
Development
Mid 2000's
Developer
Germany - Rheinmetall Landsysteme
Switzerland - RUAG Defence
Germany - Krauss-Maffei Wegmann
Production
2007 - present
Producer
Germany - Rheinmetall
Unit cost
Over ‚ā¨ 5 million
Number produced
Several dozen
Designations
PiPz 3 / Pionierpanzer 3
AEV 3 Kodiak
L2-AEV (Singapore service)
Ingenjörbandvagn 120 (Swedish service)
Gepanzerte Pioniermaschine Kodiak (Swiss service)
Notable users
Netherlands
Sweden
Switzerland
Singapore

Details


Facts Kodiak
General
Origin
Germany
Type
Combat engineer vehicle
Crew
2 or 3
Dimensions
Weight
About 70 t combat load
61.2 t without equipment
Length
10.2 m without equipment
14 m with mine plough
Width
3.54 m
Height
2.6 m to vehicle roof
3.39 m with overhead weapon station
Main armament
Type
12.7mm M2HB heavy machine gun OR 40 mm GMG automatic grenade launcher
Mount
Pintle mount or remote weapon station
Chassis
Chassis type
Tracked chassis, 7 roadwheels
Layout
Idler front, drive sprocket rear
Suspension
Torsion bar
Automotive
Engine model
MTU 873 Ka-501
Engine type
V12 liquid-cooled twin-turbo diesel
Power output
1.500 hp at 2.600 rpm
Transmission
Renk HSWL 354 automatic
4 forward, 2 reverse
Fuel
1.100 L
Mobility
Speed
68 km/h on road
Up to 55 km/h in the field
31 km/h reverse
Range
500 km on road
Power to weight ratio
About 21 hp/t
Obstacle crossing
Wall
0.9 m
Trench
3 m
Gradient
60 %
Slope
30 %
Fording
2.25 m
Protection
Armor type
Steel, STANAG 4569 level 4 protection level
Mine blast protection system
Optional bomblet protection package
NBC system
Yes
Smoke system
12x smoke grenade discharger
Fire suppression
Yes
Equipment
Night vision
Yes
Radio
Yes
Winch
2x 9 t winch with 200 m cable
Dozer blade
Various types of dozer blade or mine plough system
Crane
3.5 t crane with 9 m reach
2.6 t bucket excavator capacity

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