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MOWAG Puma
MOWAG Puma Seite.JPG
MOWAG Puma at Military Museum Full
Place of origin   Switzerland
Service history
Used by no one
Production history
Designer MOWAG motor car factory Kreuzlingen
Designed 1981
Manufacturer MOWAG
Number built 1
Variants Puma APC
Specifications
Crew 7: driver, commander, gunner +4 passengers in the rear area

Primary
armament
Coaxial armament turret with 20mm machine gun 7.62 mm MG3 HS
Secondary
armament
6 smoke grenade cup 2x 76mm 9mm Uzi in spherical aperture
Engine 8 Cylinder Engine = MOWAG M8DV displacement cm ³ 10800
235 kW
Transmission MOWAG M13-16S 6 forward and 2 reverse
Suspension 6x6 wheeled
Operational
range
40 km (25 mi)
Speed 80 km/h (50 mph)on road,42 km/h (26 mph)off road.12 km/h (7 mph) water

The MOWAG PUMA 6x6 is a armored personnel carriers of the company Mowag from Switzerland.

History and development

As first of family of vehicles with 4x4, 6x6 and 8x8 designed and built in the 4x4 and 6x6 versions, the concept of avehicles with different weight divisions was a basis. Especially at the Puma family were buoyancy, high payload, high maneuverability and operability in NBC contaminated area. The 6x6 Puma has the wheels of the first and the third axis are steerabel, enable a tight turning circle, the wheels of the middle axle are fixed . Behind the two rear wheels is a ship propeller. The motor is housed in the front. The Grenadiers leave the vehicle through a door behind the turret hatch in the roof or through a large double door at the rear of the vehicle, this door is the vertical rear end. The Puma yielded important results for the 8x8 armored personnel carriers weapon carrier Mowag Shark. A prototype of the Puma, who took part in various trials in Switzerland and at presentations at the Gurnigel, in Brugg and Oerlikon Buehrle premises Ochsenboden, is now in the Military Museum Full. But the Puma never went into series production.[1] [2]

References

  1. Militärmuseum Full Switzerland
  2. Marcus Bauer, Nutzfahrzeuge der MOWAG Motorwagenfabrik AG, Fachpresse Goldach, Hudson & Company, 1996 ISBN 9783857380563

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