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Paramount Maverick


4-Wheeled Light Armored Internal Security Vehicle (2015)


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The Paramount Maverick is another in a long line of new armored vehicles by the South African company of Paramount Group.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 02/10/2020 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com; the following text is exclusive to this site.
The Maverick is a light-armored internal security vehicle offered by Paramount Group of South Africa. It is specifically designed for police / law enforcement agencies and security groups to offer point defense protection against unruly mobs and similar scenarios. Its rugged design and robust nature allow it to be used in various mission types including riot control, crowd suppression and patrolling. The crew within rides in climate-controlled comfort and are protected from small arms fire (up to 7.62mm AP), hand grenade attack and fire bombs. An automatic (also manual) fire suppression system further ensures the safety of the occupants.

The Maverick is designed for both paved road travel as well as cross-country. Its mobility in the latter is gained through a strong suspension system and high ground clearance as well as a powerful front-mounted engine. A dozer blade and bull bar allow for obstacles to be breached/cleared if need be. Beyond these features, the truck holds and excellent turn radius for getting out of trouble spots in short order. An onboard camera allows for vision to the rear.

A base crew numbers two and there is seating for an additional twelve. All glass panels are armored and additional plates can be affixed to the vehicle floor. The payload capacity reaches 2,000 kilograms.

Variants in the Maverick family of vehicles include the Police ISV (base offering with optional firing ports and roof-mounted water cannon), SWAT APC (Police Armored Personnel Carrier with improved protection and firing ports), the Mobile Adjustable Ramp System (the vehicle seats a ramp system over the roof) and EOD bomb disposal vehicle.

Operators to date (2017) include Argentina, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Gabon, South Africa and Zambia.

Specifications



Service Year
2015

Origin
South Africa national flag graphic
South Africa

Crew
2
CREWMEN
Production
500
UNITS


Paramount Group - South Africa
National flag of Argentina National flag of Azerbaijan National flag of Brazil National flag of Gabon National flag of South Africa National flag of Zambia Argentina; Azerbaijan; Brazil; Gabon; South Africa; Zambia
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Armored Car
Design, of typically lightweight nature, providing onroad/offroad capabilities for the scouting or general security roles.
Reconaissance
Can conduct reconnaissance / scout missions to assess threat levels, enemy strength, et al - typically through lightweight design.
Utility
General utility-minded design to accomplish a variety of battlefield tasks, typically in a non-direct-combat fashion.
Special Purpose
Special purpose design developed to accomplish an equally-special battlefield role or roles.


Length
19.7 ft
6 m
Width
8.9 ft
2.7 m
Height
9.5 ft
2.9 m
Weight
8,818 lb
4,000 kg
Tonnage
4.4 tons
LIGHT
(Showcased structural values pertain to the Paramount Maverick VIP production variant. Length typically includes main gun in forward position if applicable to the design)
Powerplant: 1 x 6-cylinder turbo-diesel engine developing 295 horsepower driving a conventional 4x4 wheeled arrangement.
Speed
74.6 mph
(120.0 kph)
Range
435.0 mi
(700.0 km)
(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the Paramount Maverick VIP production variant. Compare this entry against any other in our database)
Variable - supports personal weapons as well as weapon stations (including water cannon).


Supported Types


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(Not all weapon types may be represented in the showcase above)
Dependent upon armament fit (if installed).


Maverick - Base Series Name
Maverick VIP - VIP passenger transport model.
Maverick ISV - Police variant; optional firing ports; optional water cannon turret on roof.
Maverick SWAT APC - Special police armored personnel carrier; firing ports; improved protection.
Maverick MARS - Mobile Adjustable Ramp System vehicle.
Maverick EOD - Bomb disposal vehicle.


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