BW – Bergepanzer 3A0 Büffel
Bergepanzer 3A0 Büffel
Between 1992 and 1994 the German Bundeswehr procured 75 Bergepanzer 3 Büffel Armored Recovery Vehicles based on the Leopard 2 chassis. The Bergepanzer 3A0 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. 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.
|Gross Vehicle Weight:||61,800kg|
|Military Load Classification:||60|
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