Mbombe armoured fighting vehicle
|Type||Armoured Infantry Vehicle|
|Place of origin||South Africa|
|Weight||Curb: 16,000 kg |
Combat: 27,000 kg
|Armor||Ballistic protection: STANAG 4569 level IV (Crew Protection against 14.5 HMG attacks) and mine blast protection: STANAG 4569 Level IV and RPG (10 kg of TNT under hull), anti-tank mine|
|Engine||Cummins ISBe4 Turbo Diesel (336kW and 16000N Turbo Diesel)|
|Ground clearance||430 mm|
|700km (435 mi)|
The Mbombe's unladen weight is 16 tonnes. Its maximum combat weight is 27 tonnes with a crew of 11. It has 6x6 wheel drive for use on different kinds of terrain. Its maximum speed is 100 km/h; its range is 700 km.
The Mbombe has a 300 kW Cummins ISBe4 diesel engine and an Allison 6 speed automatic transmission.
The Mbombe hull meets STANAG 4569 Level 4, which means the vehicle can withstand a 10 kg TNT blast under its hull or any wheel station. As standard, the Mbombe can protect its crew against Rocket-propelled grenades, while additional modules protect against IEDs, up to 50 kg TNT at 5 metres.
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