Military Factory

8x8 Wheeled Military Vehicles

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 8/22/2015

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.

50R6 Vityaz (S-350E)
As faster and higher flying American bombers and spyplanes began to appear throughout the 1950s and 1960s, the Soviet air def...
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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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A-100 MLRS
The China Academy of Launch vehicle Technology (CALT) developed the "A-100" rocket launching vehicle for possible adoption by...
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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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Aqareb 8x8
In April of 2015, the Iranian Army debuted its new "Aqareb" eight-wheeled Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) through a indigenous...
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The PHL03, based on the Russian BM-30 "Smerch" Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS), was adopted ahead of the competing A-100...
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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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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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Bavar-373 (Belief)
At one point Iran was slated to acquire Russia's advanced S-300 (NATO: SA-10 "Grumble") air defense missile series launchers ...
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BM-27 (Uragan ) / 9P140
The BM-27 / 9P140 "Uragan" ("Hurricane") is a large, multi-wheeled self-propelled rocket launcher design consisting of an enc...
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BM-30 (Smerch) / 9A52-2
Long relying on large collections of Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRSs) as cheap, effective fire support weapons, the Sov...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bumerang (Boomerang)
During the Cold War decades, the Soviet Army championed use of multi-axle armor wheeled vehicles among its ground force ranks...
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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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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...
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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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Denel Rooikat (Caracal / Red Cat)
Lessons learned in South Africa's involvement during the Angolan Civil War (1975-2002) were implemented into new armored vehi...
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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...
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KAMAZ Typhoon
Russian Army experience in the Chechen wars, as well as observation of the U.S.-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and a genera...
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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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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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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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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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Marmon-Herrington (South African Reconnaissance Vehicle)
The Marmon-Herrington Armored Car became a rare South African industry contribution to the Allied cause in World War 2 (1939-...
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MCV 8x8 105mm (Maneuver Combat Vehicle)
Due to Chinese power projection across Southeast Asia, several of its neighbors have enacted various programs and purchasing ...
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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 vehicles to more cost-effec...
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Nora B-52
Modern militaries are consistently returning to less expensive, less complicated manufacturing roots by way of wheeled soluti...
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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...
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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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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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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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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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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...
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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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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 (1939-1945). Coordinated, ligh...
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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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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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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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Keeping up with changes to modern armored fighting doctrine, the Chinese Army has moved ahead in adopting an 8x8 wheeled tank...
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T18 (Boarhound)
The T18 "Boarhound" emerged from a two-part United States Army Ordnance requirement which sought both a medium- and heavy-cla...
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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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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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