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FNSS Pars Armored Vehicle Family
FNSS Pars 8x8 Armored Vehicle
Type Armoured personnel carrier
Place of origin Turkey
Production history
Designer FNSS
Manufacturer FNSS Defence Systems
Weight 16,000 to 24,500 kg
Length 6.6 (6×6), 8 m (8×8)
Width 2.7 m
Height 2.17 m
Crew 10 (6×6), 14 (8×8)

Armor Baseline 7.62mm AP all-around up to STANAG-4569 Level 4
25 mm FNSS Sharpshooter Turret
7.62 mm coaxial machine gun
Engine Deutz or Caterpillar Diesel
500-600 hp (6×6 and 8×8)
Power/weight 20.4 to 24.5 hp/ton
Suspension semi-automatic computer controlled pneumatic suspension
1,000 km (620 mi)
Speed 100 km/h (62mph)

The Pars (Turkish for Anatolian Leopard) is an amphibious armoured personnel carrier family with 6×6, and 8×8 versions, produced by FNSS Defence Systems of Turkey. Pars 6x6 is being proposed to the Turkish Army and in 2006 the 8x8 vehicle was tested by the Malaysian Army against the Swiss Piranha IIIC and the Finnish Patria AMV, in 2010 FNSS Savunma Sistemleri Inc. has signed a letter of intent for Malaysia's 8x8 Armored Vehicles Program for 257 8x8 Pars vehicles to be manufactured locally in Malaysia. The Pars 8x8 was also tested in United Arab Emirates' desert trials in 2008 and completed 11,000 km desert and road trials successfully. Pars 8x8 also participated in the desert trials of UAE again in 2010.



  • Malaysian Army - The government has signed a letter of intent for the purchase of 257 vehicles worth an estimated $559 million. The turret will be produced by Denel of South Africa. A prototype will be delivered by 2011 for final approval, and the order is expected to be filled between 2012 and 2015.[1] Will be locally produced by the local company DRB-HICOM Defence Technologies Sdn Bhd (Deftech) and to be named Deftech AV8.[2]


Engine 525 hp Diesel
Transmission Fully Automatic
Number of Forward and Reverse Speed 7 Forward 1 Reverse
Power-to-Weight Ratio 20.4 to 24.5 hp/ton
EURO Norm of Power Pack EURO 3 Power Pack Compliant with NATO Single Fuel Concept Aviation F34 Fuel
Number of Axles 2 (4×4), 3 (6×6), 4 (8×8),
Driven Axles All
Steered Axles 1,2,3,4 (All wheel steering)
Transfer Case (Shift on Fly) 2 Speed
Suspension Semi-Automatic Pneumatic Computer Controlled & Adjustable
Brakes In Board Disc, Air/Hydraulic with ABS at Each Wheel
Electrical System (Available Power) 3 KW 220V AC
Tire Type Heavy Duty 1600 R20


FNSS Pars 8x8 rear view

Max. Road Speed 100 km/h
Creep Speed 3 km/h
Swimming 8 km/h
Fording 1.70 m
Range 1000 km
Angle of Approach 50˚
Angle of Departure 45˚
Gradient % 60
Side Slope % 30
Vertical Obstacle 0.70 m
Trench 2 m


Crew 14
Combat Weight 24,494 kg
Empty Weight 16,130 kg
Length 7.96 m
Width 2.7 m
Height 2.17 m
Ground Clearance 0.400 m
Payload 8,364 kg
Air Transportation C130, A400, C17 & C5

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