BW – Eagle V EinsFzg FüPers
Eagle V Einsatzfahrzeug Führungspersonal
During an official ceremony on 04 April 2014, General Dynamics European Land Systems – Germany (GDELS-G) not only handed over the 500th Level 2 Eagle Protected Command and Multipurpose Vehicle to the Bundeswehr, but it also delivered the first Eagle V. The protection and technical features of the Eagle V, in relation to its predecessor the Eagle IV, were significantly improved and adapted to new requirements due to a changed threat level. According to official sources, the Eagle V has the best protection in its class and its level surpasses that of international competitors. Due to limited financial funds, only 100 of the required 176 Eagle V vehicles were ordered in May 2013. A few months later, on 12 February 2014, the required funds were provided and a second production lot of 76 vehicles was ordered.
The most important feature of the Eagle is the torsion-resistant ladder-type frame and the de Dion suspension with patented stagger stabiliser that provides very good off-road mobility. The vehicle basically consists of the chassis with the power pack and drivetrain, the armoured cell and unarmoured rear storage compartment. The Eagle V can be equipped with the light FLW 100 RCWS or the heavy FLW 200 RCWS. The RCWS is controlled by the gunner sitting behind the driver. He has a joystick to observe, aim and fire the weapon, as well as a control unit. The FLW 100 is usually fitted with the 7.62mm x 51 MG3A1T, while the FLW 200, depending on mission requirements, can be armed with a 12.7mm x 99 M2HB-QCB MG or 40mm x 53 automatic grenade launcher (AGL).
|Gross Vehicle Weight:||10,200kg|
|Military Load Classification:||00|
|Height up to top of FLW 100:||3.10m|
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