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AMZ Tur

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Place of origin  Poland
Length  4.87 metres (191.7 in)
Height  2.35 metres (92.5 in)
Weight  4.8 tonnes
Width  2.23 metres (87.8 in)
AMZ Tur
Type  Infantry mobility vehicle

Tur (Tur 1) (Polish: Aurochs) is a light infantry mobility vehicle, designed by the Polish factory AMZ-Kutno in 2007. The Tur was designed for intervention and patrol tasks behind front lines, especially equipped for operations in danger areas and has 5 person transport capacity.

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The vehicle was developed especially for the Polish military contingents in Iraq and Afghanistan in response to requests of the soldiers stationed there. Its design and armour allows it to withstand an explosion equal to 6 kg (13 lb) of TNT. It may be fitted with a remote turret. Mechanical part comes mostly from IVECO (engine, transmission, suspension).

It is designed as a safer and more modern alternative to the Humvee operated by the Polish Army. Despite needs of military contingents, as for 2009 no orders were made, and a contest for a light armoured patrol car (LOSP in Polish) was not settled (its main counterpart is Iveco LMV). As of 2008, five prototypes were made, two of them were destroyed in tests. The last, fifth one has modified look of a forward part, and minor improvements. In 2008 AMZ-Kutno developed new, bigger variant Tur 2, being a different car in fact.

Engine

  • Type: Iveco Aifo 4-cylinders, turbocharger and intercooler, Common Rail;
  • Capacity: 2998 cc;
  • Power: 122 kW (166 PS);
  • Technical specification

  • Gearbox: manual with 6 forward and 1 reverse gears
  • Permanent 4 wheel drive mechanism
  • Clutch: Hydraulic, dry, single disk
  • Reduction gear and transfer case allow to use 24 gear ratios: 12 for road drive and 12 for off-road
  • Fuel tank: 220 litres (58.1 US gal; 48.4 imp gal)
  • Range: 600 km (370 mi)
  • Vehicle ballistic armouring

  • Protecting crew against armor-piercing Incendiary bullet: 7.62×39mm API BZ (Level 2 - STANAG 4569)
  • Protecting crew against armor-piercing bullet: 7.62×54mmR B32 AP (Level 2 - STANAG 4569)
  • Protecting crew against explosive material equal 6 kg (13 lb) of TNT (Level 2b - STANAG 4569)
  • Engine protected by armoured steel plate FB6 class
  • Vehicle Dimensions and Weight

  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) : 6,200 kg (13,669 lb)
  • Payload : 1,000 kg (2,205 lb)
  • Wheel Base : 2,800 mm (110.2 in)
  • Track Width : 1,700 mm (66.9 in)
  • Total Length : 4,870 mm (191.7 in)
  • Height : 2,350 mm (92.5 in) (to the roof level)
  • Total Width : 2,230 mm (87.8 in).
  • Fording depth (without preparation) : 700 mm (27.6 in)
  • Crew : 5
  • References

    AMZ Tur Wikipedia


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