BW – Bergepanzer 3A0A1 Büffel

BPz 3 Büffel SPECTUS (1)
BPz 3 Büffel SPECTUS (2)
BPz 3 Büffel SPECTUS (3)
BPz 3 Büffel SPECTUS (4)

Bergepanzer 3A0A1 Büffel

Between 1992 and 1994 the German Bundeswehr procured 75 Bergepanzer 3 Büffel Armored Recovery Vehicles based on the Leopard 2 chassis. The Bergepanzer 3 Büffel is fitted with a hydraulic crane which is pivoted 270° at the front of the hull on the right side, a dozer blade and other specialized equipment. The crane has a maximum lifting capability of 30,000kg with the jib reach of 90cm and 7,300kg with 480cm. The Rotzler Treibmatic TR650/3 dual capstan main winch has a pulling force in single pull mode of 34,300kg in the first gear with maximum cable speed of 16 meters per minute or 4,700kg in the second gear with a maximum cable speed of 85 meters per minute. In the future all Bergepanzer 3A0 Büffel will get upgraded with the SPECTUS (spectral technology for unlimited sight) multispectral driver’s sight device. It combines an uncooled thermal imager with a residual light camera and the latter’s two infrared illuminators, which can be connected and switched on as required. It offers drivers optimal vision with full protection, even under extreme conditions. With the SPECTUS integration the designation changed to Bergepanzer 3A0A1 Büffel. The armament conists of a 7.62mm x 51 MG3A1 anti aircraft machine gun mounted to the 360° commander`s cupola and a 76mm smoke grenades discharger system with sixteen launchers.

Crew: 3
Gross Vehicle Weight: 61,800kg
Military Load Classification: 60
Length: 9.07m
Width: 3.54m
Height: 2.99m
Ground Clearance: 0.45m
Grade: 60%
Slope: 30%

 

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