Front view of APR-1V
|Type||Armoured car, APC|
|Place of origin||Indonesia|
|Used by||Indonesian Army|
Mobile Brigade Corps
|Wars||Insurgency in Aceh|
|Weight||5.2 tons combat weight|
|Crew||2 crew + 10 soldiers|
Pindad APR-1V, APR-1V, or simply APR-1, also known as APR1V1 (Angkut Personel Ringan; English: Light Personnel Carrier) is an armoured personnel carrier made by PT Pindad of Indonesia. This vehicle is the first production model in a series of Pindad's APC which began from a variant that uses 4x4 wheel drive and later developed into APS-1 and APS-2 with 6x4 wheels drive and then redeveloped into APS-3 Anoa with 6x6 drive.
The development of the APC started when Pindad assembled the British-made Scorpion tank. After that, Pindad made a water cannon vehicle and a 4x4 light personnel carrier (APR1-V1) to be used by the TNI and Brimob.
In 2002, PT Pindad produced the 4x4 APR using Isuzu's frame and 120PS engine. This is continued in 2004 - 2005 by cooperating with BPPT to produce a 4x4 APS (Medium Personnel Carrier) prototype. The development was then continued by developing armoured vehicles whose components developed indigenously by making a prototype of 6x6 wheeled armoured vehicle using a Perkasa truck undercarriage, including a 220 PS engine and a transmission produced by PT Texmaco.
This prototype became the starting point for PT Pindad in developing a 6x6 armoured vehicle with a monocoque body, independent wheel drive and suspension system according to TNI specifications.
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- "BPPT-Pindad Berencana Kembangkan Tank Untuk Kebutuhan TNI" (in id). Dephan. 2011-11-14. http://www.dephan.go.id/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=7468. Retrieved 2008-10-29.
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