"The Textron TAPV armored car is a modern Canadian Army solution succeeding an aging line of RG-31 and Coyote vehicle types."
Power & Performance Those special qualities that separate one land system design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Textron TAPV Armored Car / Security Vehicle.
1 x Cummins QSL 365 diesel-fueled engine developing 365 horsepower to conventional all-wheeled 4x4 arrangement. Installed Power
68 mph 110 kph Road Speed
407 miles 655 km Range
Structure The physical qualities of the Textron TAPV Armored Car / Security Vehicle.
3 (MANNED) Crew
20.7 ft 6.31 meters O/A Length
9.0 ft 2.75 meters O/A Width
10.6 ft 3.23 meters O/A Height
32,507 lb 14,745 kg | 16.3 tons Weight
Armament & Ammunition Available supported armament, ammunition, and special-mission equipment featured in the design of the Textron Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) Armored Car / Security Vehicle.
Remote Weapon Station (RWS) on hull roof supporting 1 x 7.62mm C6 General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) with 1 x 40mm Heckler & Koch HK GMG Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL) OR 1 x 12.7mm Browning M2HB Heavy Machine Gun (HMG).
4 x Smoke grenades.
Also any personal weapons carried by the crew.
AMMUNITION: Dependent upon armament fit.
4 x Smoke grenades.
Variants Notable series variants as part of the Textron Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) family line.
Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) - Base Series Name.
The Canadian Army adopted the Textron "Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle" (TAPV) as its standard armored / security car in 2016. The type is based in the proven "M1117" Armored Security Vehicle (ASV) operated by the United States military and itself debuting in 1999. Both trucks are made under the Textron Marine & Land Systems brand label while the TAPV is used by the Canadians to succeed an aging line of South African-originated RG-31 "Nyala" Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected (MRAP) trucks as well as "Coyote" (MOWAG Piranha 8x8) light-armored vehicles (both vehicles detailed elsewhere on this site).
The TAPV is given a conventional 4x4 all-wheel arrangement which utilizes oversized, independently suspended "run flat" road wheels positioned at the extreme corners of the design for exceptional balance. Armor protection incorporates composite technology to shield occupants from small arms fire up to 12.7mm calibers and artillery "spray". The "V-shaped" hull offers basic ballistics protection as well as inherent blast deflection. Entry-exit to the fighting cabin is by way of hinged, forward-opening doors found along the sides of the hull. Vision panels are thick and bullet resistant against small arms fire. Over the hull is carried an extra road wheel as well as additional mission equipment, pioneering equipment, and armament (if installed).
Overall weight, when loaded, reaches 40,745 lbs. Overall length is 6.3 meters with a beam of 2.75 meters and a height to hull roof of 3.2 meters. It is amphibious up to a point, able to traverse open water sources with relative ease up to 4.9 feet deep. Beyond that, it features no propulsion system for deep water fording.
A standard crew of three is used to operate the vehicle; this includes the driver, commander, and a dedicated gunner. An additional three passengers can be carried and all make use of blast-resistance seats.
Internally, the truck is powered by a Cummins QSL 365 series engine of 365 horsepower output. This is mated to an Allison MD3569 automatic engine featuring six forward speeds and a single reverse. Operational road speeds can reach 68 miles-per-hour on prepared surfaces out to a range of 405 miles. The vehicle's high ground clearance gives it good off-roading capabilities while enhancing crew survivability from under-hull detonations.
Primary armament is variable though the typical fitting is a 7.62mm C6 (FN MAG) General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) alongside a 40mm Heckler & Koch HK GMG Automatic Grenade launcher (AGL). The 40mm AGL can be replaced with a 12.7mm M2HB Heavy Machine Gun (HMG) as needed. All supported weapons are suitable for enemy troop suppression at-range. Over the top of the hull is seated a "Protector" Remote Weapon Station (RWS) which houses the armament mix. The truck is further equipped with 4 x Smoke grenade dischargers for self-screening actions.
The TAPV pilot vehicle emerged in 2011 and trials involving a handful of pre-series hulls were delivered to the Canadian Army for evaluation thereafter. After a period of delays, deliveries of operational-quality vehicles were finally had in 2016 and up to 500 are expected to stock the modernizing Canadian Army inventory.
Operators Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Textron Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national land systems listing.
Total Production: 500 Units Contractor(s): Textron Marine and Land Systems (TMLS) - Canada / United States
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