Military Factory

8x8 Wheeled Military Vehicles

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/11/2015

Because sometimes eight wheels are better than six - the 8x8 military vehicle continues to grow in popularity.





There are a total of (52) 8x8 Military Vehicles in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




2016
50R6 Vityaz (S-350E)
As faster and higher flying American bombers and spyplanes began to appear throughout the 1950s and ... [Read More]
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2011
9A52-4 Tornado
Since the dark days of World War 2, the Russian (then Soviet) Army has placed a premium on wheeled M... [Read More]
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2002
A-100 MLRS
The China Academy of Launch vehicle Technology (CALT) developed the "A-100" rocket launching vehicle... [Read More]
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1993
A-222 Bereg (130mm Coastal Defense Gun)
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1998
AF-40 Al-Fahd AFV
In 1998,the Saudi National Guard adopted the "Al-Fahd" 8-wheeled Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) - ba... [Read More]
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2015
Aqareb 8x8
In April of 2015, the Iranian Army debuted its new "Aqareb" eight-wheeled Armored Fighting Vehicle (... [Read More]
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2009
AR-1 MLRS
The PHL03, based on the Russian BM-30 "Smerch" Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS), was adopted ahe... [Read More]
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2011
ARTEC Boxer
The Boxer saw its origins in a late 1990s military requirement concerning the armies of the United K... [Read More]
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1997
ASLAV (AuStralian Light Armored Vehicle)
The ASLAV (Australian Light Armored Vehicle) is similar in most respects to the American LAV-25 and ... [Read More]
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2017
Bavar-373 (Belief)
At one point Iran was slated to acquire Russia's advanced S-300 (NATO: SA-10 "Grumble") air defense ... [Read More]
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1975
BM-27 (Uragan ) / 9P140
The BM-27 / 9P140 "Uragan" ("Hurricane") is a large, multi-wheeled self-propelled rocket launcher de... [Read More]
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1989
BM-30 (Smerch) / 9A52-2
Long relying on large collections of Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRSs) as cheap, effective fire... [Read More]
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2001
BTR-3
The BTR-3 is a modern eight-wheeled armored fighting vehicle that currently serves operationally wit... [Read More]
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2009
BTR-4
The BTR-4 eight-wheeled armored personnel carrier began as a in-house endeavor through the Kharkiv M... [Read More]
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1960
BTR-60
The armored 8x8 wheeled BTR-60 of 1960 was developed as a direct replacement for the 6x6 wheeled BTR... [Read More]
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1980
BTR-70
The BTR-70 represents a further development of the successful line of BTR-60 armored personnel carri... [Read More]
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1987
BTR-80
The BTR-80 was the logical evolution of the wheeled armored personnel carrier (APC) BTR series that ... [Read More]
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1995
BTR-90
The BTR-90 represents a further development of the BTR series of 8x8 armored personnel carriers that... [Read More]
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2000
BTR-94
The BTR-94 is nothing more than a Ukrainian modified version of the Soviet-era BTR-80 armored person... [Read More]
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2016
Bumerang (Boomerang)
During the Cold War decades, the Soviet Army championed use of multi-axle armor wheeled vehicles amo... [Read More]
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1991
CIO Centauro
The Centauro B1 8x8 tank killer is in the same family line of Italian Army vehicles that include the... [Read More]
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2007
CM-32 Yunpao (Clouded Leopard) / TIFV (Taiwan Infantry Fighting Vehicle)
The CM-32 Yunpao ("Clouded Leopard") is an eight-wheeled, modular armored vehicle serving with the l... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the CM-32 Yunpao (Clouded Leopard) / TIFV (Taiwan Infantry Fighting Vehicle)

1996
Coyote LAV
In 1996, the Canadian Army followed the United States Marines in adopting the Swiss MOWAG Piranha ei... [Read More]
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1976
Denel Rooikat (Caracal / Red Cat)
Lessons learned in South Africa's involvement during the Angolan Civil War (1975-2002) were implemen... [Read More]
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2005
FNSS Pars (Anatolian Leopard)
To further bolster its large and ever-growing land force, the Turkish Army adopted an all-new, indig... [Read More]
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2014
KAMAZ Typhoon
Russian Army experience in the Chechen wars, as well as observation of the U.S.-led wars in Afghanis... [Read More]
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2003
KTO Rosomak
The KTO Rosomak ("Wolverine") is a family of multi-purpose, eight-wheeled, armored vehicles currentl... [Read More]
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1999
LAV III Kodiak
The LAV III "Kodiak" is based on the successful Swiss MOWAG Piranha III and is the armored personnel... [Read More]
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1983
LAV-25 (Light Armored Vehicle 25)
The LAV-25 eight-wheeled vehicle is classified as a light armored reconnaissance vehicle. Its wheele... [Read More]
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2002
M1126 Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICV)
The M1126 Stryker is another 8x8 wheeled armored machine in the long line of Stryker vehicles. The p... [Read More]
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1940
Marmon-Herrington (South African Reconnaissance Vehicle)
The Marmon-Herrington Armored Car became a rare South African industry contribution to the Allied ca... [Read More]
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2016
MCV 8x8 105mm (Maneuver Combat Vehicle)
Due to Chinese power projection across Southeast Asia, several of its neighbors have enacted various... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the MCV 8x8 105mm (Maneuver Combat Vehicle)

2008
Nexter / GIAT VBCI (Vehicule Blinde de Combat d'Infanterie)
During the last decade there began a definitive move away from costly and complex tracked armored ve... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Nexter / GIAT VBCI (Vehicule Blinde de Combat d'Infanterie)

2014
Nora B-52
Modern militaries are consistently returning to less expensive, less complicated manufacturing roots... [Read More]
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1951
Panhard EBR (Engin Blinde de Reconnaissance)
The French Panhard EBR armored car of the 1950s actually maintained design origins in the years lead... [Read More]
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2006
Patria AMV (Armored Modular Vehicle)
The Patria AMV ("Armored Modular Vehicle") is of Finnish origination and was adopted by the national... [Read More]
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1975
Rhienmetall Landsysteme Spahpanzer Luchs (Lynx)
The West German designed and developed Spahpanzer Luchs ("Lynx") was an 8x8 wheeled, multi-role armo... [Read More]
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1972
RM-70 (Raketomet vz. 70)
Since the dark days of World War 2, the Soviet Army has held the rocket projector in high regard and... [Read More]
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1978
SA-10 (Grumble) / S-300
The S-300 (NATO designation and codename of SA-10 "Grumble) is a long-range surface-to-air missile s... [Read More]
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2007
SA-21 (Growler) / S-400 Truimf
The modern Russian military has made tremendous strides since the fall of the Soviet Empire - indeed... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the SA-21 (Growler) / S-400 Truimf

2003
SA-22 (Greyhound) / Pantsir-S1
With ever-increasing capabilities being found in existing and next generation aircraft comes a despe... [Read More]
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2016
Saur 3 (TBT 8x8)
The Saur 3 (also "TBT 8x8") is an 8x8 wheeled Armored Fighting Vehicle being developed for the Roman... [Read More]
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1936
SdKfz 231 / 232/ 233 / 263 Schwerer Panzerspahwagen (8-rad)
Mobility was always to play a key role in the early German blitzkrieg campaigns of World War 2 (1939... [Read More]
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1943
SdKfz 234 (Puma)
The SdKfz 234 (generally known as the "Puma") was a key 8-wheeled, armed reconnaissance platform uti... [Read More]
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1981
SpGH DANA
The DANA saw its origins in a Czechoslovakian military requirement of the 1970s for an indigenous se... [Read More]
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1957
SS-1 (Scud) / 9P117
The SS-1 (NATO reporting name of "Scud") was a tactical ballistic missile system developed in the 19... [Read More]
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2006
SS-26 (Stone) / 9K720 Iskander
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2014
ST1 TD
Keeping up with changes to modern armored fighting doctrine, the Chinese Army has moved ahead in ado... [Read More]
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1942
T18 (Boarhound)
The T18 "Boarhound" emerged from a two-part United States Army Ordnance requirement which sought bot... [Read More]
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1977
TAB-77
The TAB-77 is a licensed Romanian copy of the Soviet Cold War-era BTR-70 8-wheeled Armored Personnel... [Read More]
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2017
TATA Motors Kestrel
Alongside its new Light Armored Multipurpose Vehicle (LAMV) showcased at DEFEXPO 2014, TATA Motors u... [Read More]
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1989
Ural 5323
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