BW – SPz Marder 1A5A1

Marder 1A5A1
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Marder 1A5A1
Marder 1A5A1

Schützenpanzer Marder 1A5A1

The Marder 1A5A1 is an upgraded version of the Marder 1A5 Armored Infantry Fighting Vehicle (AIFV) and was fielded with the Bundeswehr beginning in December 2010. The major upgrades were the installation of an air conditioning system at the rear left of the hull, the attachment of the Barracuda Mobile Camouflage System and the CG-12 Electronic Countermeasure Device. Up to August 2010 35 vehicles were upgraded to the 1A5A1 configuration. Beginning in Quarter IV of the year 2012 a total of 34 vehicles got upgraded with armor plates around the crew compartment roof hatches and a new external storage concept. In 2013 the vehicles also received an automatic fire suppression system, the SPECTUS driver`s sight and a new internal storage concept which reduced the number of dismounts from 6 to 3. The main armament consists of the MK 20mm Rh 202 automatic cannon, the coaxial 7.62mm x 51 MG3 Maschine Gun and the 76mm smoke grenade discharger system with six launchers.

Crew: 3+3
Gross Vehicle Weight: 38,500kg
Military Loading Class: 42
Length: 7.767m
Width: 3.450m
Height: 3.015m
Ground Clearance: 0.428m
Grade: 60%
Slope: 30%

 

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