BW – AGF Serval
Aufklärungs- und Gefechtsfahrzeug Serval
The development of the Serval Light Infantry Vehicle for Special Operations started in 2002 and by 2004 the German Special Forces of the Kommando Spezialkräfte in Calw received 21 vehicles. The Mercedes-Benz developed chassis, complete with the engine compartments, is fitted with rear compartment and frame to complete the vehicle, which are designed by Rheinmetall developed by Binz GmbH & Co. The frame provides roll-over protection. The Serval is four-wheel driven, and is powered by a 2,7 liter 5-cylinder diesel engine capable of producing 156hp. The engine is low grade fuel tolerant, and complies with the Euro 3 emission standards. The transmission is a Mercedes-Benz 5-speed automatic. The vehicle features a RLS 609 K weapon station which can be armred with a 12.7mm x 99 M2HB QCB machine gun, 40mm x 53 Automatic Grenade Launcher or a 7.62mm x 51 MG3 machine gun. Furthermore the armament includes 7.62mm x 51 MG3 machine guns at the front and rear as well as a 76mm smoke grenade discharger system with ten launchers.
|Gross Vehicle Weight:||4,500kg|
|Military Load Classification:||00|
|Height up to top of weapon station:||2.55m|
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