Monday, 20 August 2012

RG34 Multi purpose mine protected vehicle

The RG34 features a specially designed, multi-link hydro-pneumatic suspension mounted on a very rigid structure.
This ensures excellent off-road performance and clearance over rough terrain.
The RG34’s large diameter wheels and long suspension travel give it a superb off-road capability, enabling it to drive over or through obstacles. While it presents a low silhouette, the RG34 affords occupants an excellent field of vision and comfortable interior, easing fatigue on long patrols.
Its powerful intercooled turbo-diesel engine and 5-speed automatic gearbox ensures high performance and excellent fuel economy. When fitted with a long-range fuel tank, the RG34 can cover distances up to 1,000 km.
At the heart of the RG34 design is its welded monocoque hull. This is manufactured from high quality ballistic steel. It protects the occupants against all-round direct fire, airburst fragments, as well as Armour-Piercing (AP) and Anti-Tank (AT) mines.
Like all other RG family members, the RG34 was conceived to provide reliability and easy repair.
Central to the vehicle’s engineering concept is its incorporation of proven, reliable and widely available Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) components.
The RG34 is a permanent 4x4, designed with inherent upgrade potential to offer unrivalled versatility through payload capacity. The vehicle can be fitted with a number of defence suites, surveillance equipment and weapon systems, allowing it to be configured to operate in today’s theatres, which  vary in terms of technological and threat sophistication. The high power-to-weight ratio and advanced suspension system provide the stable platform for integrating a variety of weapon stations for various combat roles.

General Specifications

Length 5,050 mm
Width 2,350 mm
Height 2,150 mm
Ground clearance 350 mm
Wheelbase 2,900 mm
Track 2,360 mm
Crew 8
Configuration 2+6


Baseline 7,500 kg
Payload 2,000 kg
Combat weight 9,500 kg
Power-to-weight ratio @ GVM 26,6 hp/ton


Max road speed 105 km/h
Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical obstacle 500 mm
Trench crossing 750 mm
Turning radius 6,5 m
Fording 1 m
Road range 500-1,000 km (600 km)


Air-conditioner Standard
NBC equipment Standard
Winch Yes

Engine and Running Gear

Engine 160 kW Turbocharged intercooled
to Euro 3
Fuel Diesel
Transmission 5-speed automatic with lock-up
Transfer box 2-Speed
Brakes Pneumatic disc brakes
Brakes ABS Standard
Tyres 335/80R20 fitted with run-flat inserts
CTIS Standard

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