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8x8 Wheeled Military Vehicles

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 4/21/2014

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

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There are a total of 37 8x8 Military Vehicles in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




2011
9A52-4 Tornado
Since the dark days of World War 2, the Russian (then Soviet) Army has placed a premium on wheeled Multiple Launch Rocket Sys...
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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) - based on a modified Canadia...
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2011
ARTEC Boxer
The Boxer saw its origins in a late 1990s military requirement concerning the armies of the United Kingdom, France and German...
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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 Canadian Coyote series of...
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1978
BM-27 / 9P140 Uragan (Hurricane)
The BM-27 / 9P140 "Uragan" ("Hurricane") is a large, multi-wheeled self-propelled rocket launcher design consisting of an enc...
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2001
BTR-3
The BTR-3 is a modern eight-wheeled armored fighting vehicle that currently serves operationally with a handful of armies acr...
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2009
BTR-4
The BTR-4 eight-wheeled armored personnel carrier began as a in-house endeavor through the Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building D...
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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-152 series Armored Perso...
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1980
BTR-70
The BTR-70 represents a further development of the successful line of BTR-60 armored personnel carriers of Soviet design. The...
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1987
BTR-80
The BTR-80 was the logical evolution of the wheeled armored personnel carrier (APC) BTR series that more or less hit its stri...
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1995
BTR-90
The BTR-90 represents a further development of the BTR series of 8x8 armored personnel carriers that include the BTR-60, BTR-...
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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 personnel carrier. As such, the...
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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 Ariete Main Battle Tank ...
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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 land forces of Taiwan. The...
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 eight-wheeled, light-armore...
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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, indigenously-designed and deve...
Thumbnail picture of the FNSS Pars (Anatolian Leopard)

2003
KTO Rosomak
The KTO Rosomak ("Wolverine") is a family of multi-purpose, eight-wheeled, armored vehicles currently in service with the Pol...
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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 carrier of choice for th...
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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 wheeled nature allows it to tra...
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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 primary operational role o...
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2000
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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 leading up to World War 2. Pa...
Thumbnail picture of the Panhard EBR (Engin Blinde de Reconnaissance)

2006
Patria AMV (Armored Modular Vehicle)
The Patria AMV ("Armored Modular Vehicle") is of Finnish origination and was adopted by the national army in 2006. The vehicl...
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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 armored vehicle appearing dur...
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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 has included thousands o...
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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 system developed in the la...
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2003
SA-22 (Greyhound) / Pantsir-S1
With ever-increasing capabilities being found in existing and next generation aircraft comes a desperate need for armies of t...
Thumbnail picture of the SA-22 (Greyhound) / Pantsir-S1

2016
Saur 3 (TBT 8x8)
The Saur 3 (also "TBT 8x8") is an 8x8 wheeled Armored Fighting Vehicle being developed for the Romanian Army by the local con...
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1943
SdKfz 234 (Puma)
The SdKfz 234 (generally known as the "Puma") was a key 8-wheeled, armed reconnaissance platform utilized by the German Army ...
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1977
SpGH DANA
The DANA saw its origins in a Czechoslovakian military requirement of the 1970s for an indigenous self-propelled gun system c...
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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 1950s for the Soviet Army. ...
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1942
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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 Carrier (APC) introduced...
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2017
TATA Motors Kestrel
Alongside its new Light Armored Multipurpose Vehicle (LAMV) showcased at DEFEXPO 2014, TATA Motors unveiled its "Kestrel" 8x8...
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