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    Type 6614 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)

    The Italian-originated Type 6614 Armored Personnel Carrier has become a multi-faceted, multi-mission armored fighting vehicle.

     Updated: 7/29/2015; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ¬©www.MilitaryFactory.com

    The Italian-built Type 6614 is a 4x4 armored personnel carrier produced jointly by the FIAT and Oto Melara defense firms. The Type 6614 is commanded by a single individual (driver) with provisions for up to 10 combat-ready passengers, equipment or medical litters. Mission-specific armament (including a dual-mounted .30 caliber machine gun setup) can be mounted on a powered cupola and firing ports (a total of 9 - four on the left side, three on the right and two rear-facing) are afforded the interior passengers.

    The Type 6614 is very similar to the Type 6616 armored car and is completely amphibious (powered by its own wheels and an integrated bilge pump system). Passive armor is available, as are smoke grenade dischargers, for added protection to the crew and cargo areas.

    In all, the FIAT / Oto Melara Type 6614 is an adaptable-frame vehicle suitable for many mission-assignments, one role of which is currently serving in urban warfare and defense throughout Iraq with the Italian security services. The Type 6614 is also produced locally in South Korea under license.

    Type 6614 Technical Specifications

    Service Year: 1992
    Type: Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)
    National Origin: Italy
    Manufacturer(s): Fiat / OTO Melara - Italy / Asia Motors Company - S. korea
    Production: 1,443

    Design (Crew Space, Dimensions, Weight, and Systems)

    Operating Crew: 2
    Length: 19.23 feet (5.86 meters)
    Width: 8.20 feet (2.50 meters)
    Height: 5.84 feet (1.78 meters)

    Operating Weight: 9 tons (8,500 kg; 18,739 lb)

    Nuclear / Biological / Chemical Protection: None
    Nightvision Equipment: Yes - Optional

    Installed Power and Standard Road Performance

    Engine(s): 1 x IVECO Model 8062.24 supercharged liquid-cooled inline diesel engine developing 160 horsepower at 3,200rpm.

    Maximum Road Speed: 62 mph (100 km/h)
    Maximum Road Range: 435 miles (700 km)

    Armament and Ammunition

    1 x 12.7mm heavy machine gun OR 1 x 7.62mm light machine gun (single or dual mount).

    1,000 x 12.7mm ammunition
    2,000 x 7.62mm ammunition

    Global Operators / Customers

    Argentina; Italy; Libya; Peru; Somalia; South Korea; Tunisia; Venezuela

    Model Variants

    Type 6614 - Base production model; variants included Battlefield Ambulance, Armored Personnel Carrier, Command Post, Mortar Carrier, and Reconnaissance vehicles.

    KM-900 - South Korean-produced model

    Type 6616 - Variant fitted with 20mm-armed turret; production by OTO Melara.

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