PARS Wheeled Armored Combat Vehicle
To meet both TLF and export market requirements, FNSS developed a new generation family of Wheeled Armored Combat Vehicles comprising 4x4, 6x6 and 8x8 variant with special emphasis on Mobility, Protection, Payload, and Growth Potential. FNSS has named the vehicles PARS, which in Turkish means Leopard. The PARS 8x8 armored personnel carrier (APC) was designed, developed and produced by Turkish engineers at FNSS facilities with technical support of the US based General Purpose Vehicles (GPV) company. The Company spent over US$20 Million from its own resources for the development of PARS family of vehicles.
PARS 6x6 Wheeled Armored Combat Vehicle
PARS 6x6 is the new generation of wheeled armored combat vehicle (WACV) designed and developed by FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.S. PARS 6x6 has been developed with a special emphasis on mobility, protection, payload, and growth potential. The vehicles employ the latest designs and technologies with special emphasis on the performance and durability of modern military operational requirements. The vehicles are available in 6x6 and 8x8 configurations. FNSS has named the vehicles as PARS which in Turkish means “Anatolian Leopard”. The vehicle was mainly built for the purpose of meeting the Turkish Armed Forces requirements for Special Purpose Tactical Wheeled Armored Vehicles.
Pars 6x6 is fitted with hydro pneumatic suspension, independent air suspension system is still an option for the customers. One of the most significant features of PARS 6x6 vehicles is situational awareness. Commander and driver sit side-by-side concept is standard in all PARS FoV’s. For enhanced visibility, there are two thermal cameras in the front and rear, as well as two optical cameras at the front and rear. Local situational awareness is significantly enhanced.
The power pack is located at rear of the driver between the first and second axles. Left side located powerpack leaves an aisle on the right side for the commander and driver cockpit to access the rear troop compartment. The vehicle is provided with roof hatches and a power operated ramp at the rear and in addition there is an emergency hatch at the right side of the hull between the first and second road wheel stations. 8 personnel can be carried, depending on the role and the weapon system fitted on the vehicle. Foldable blast attenuation seats are used for crew and dismounts against mines and IED threats. Powerpack consists of a water cooled 482 hp diesel engine, coupled with a fully automatic transmission which gives a maximum road speed of up to 100 km/h.
PARS is fully amphibious being propelled in the water at a speed of up to 8 km/h by two water jets mounted one either side of the hull at the rear. The driver can deploy the trim vane at the front of the hull, activate the bilge pumps and activate the water jets without leaving his position. The PARS 6x6 has an effective all wheel steering system that is equally well suited to high-speed highway driving or manoeuvring in tight narrow urban streets.
Standard equipment fitted in the vehicle are NBC protection system, air conditioning, anti-lock braking system, central tyre inflation system, run flat inserts and a self-recovery winch. The vehicle can be fitted with various weapons systems depending on the user requirements. PARS 6x6 weighs 19,000 kg with add-on ballistic plates. Payload is typically 3,500 kg for the amphibious version and 6,000 kg for the non-amphibious version. The PARS vehicles feature a distributed electrical computing system made up of electronic control modules interconnected by a SAE standardized CAN bus technology for high-speed and high-resolution data transfer. The entire electrical system is an over-current protected solid state system without fuses. PARS 6x6 WAV’ are air deployable by C130 aircraft as well as railway & sea transport vessels.
During the second half of 2015, FNSS received a contract valued at around US$ 500 Million from the Royal Army of Oman (RAO) and the Ministry of Defence of the Government of the Sultanate of Oman to design, develop, manufacture, qualify (both international and customer) and deliver a total of 172 PARS-III Wheeled Armored Vehicles (WAVs) in 13 configurations and the contract became effective on September 20, 2015. Under the contract FNSS will deliver 145 PARS-III 8x8 vehicles in 8 different configurations and 27 PARS-III 6x6 vehicles in 5 different configurations.
|Engine||482 hp (360Kw) Diesel|
|Transmission||Fully Automatic 6 Forward 1 Reverse|
|Power to Weight Ratio||20 hp/ton|
|EURO Norm of Power Pack||EURO 3|
|Power Pack||Compliant with NATO Single Fuel Concept|
|Aviation F34 Fuel, JP8|
|Number of Axles||3|
|Transfer Case||2 Speed|
|Suspension||Double Wishbone, Independent, Hydro-Pneumatic|
|Brakes Service||Air/Hydraulic with ABS at Each Wheel|
|Parking||Integral to Driveline, Spring Activated, Hydraulically Released|
|Electrical System||MIL STD 1275, MIL STD 464|
|Tire Type||Heavy Duty 14.00 R20|
|Max. Road Speed||100 km/h|
|Creep Speed||3 km/h|
|Swimming||8 km/h (With Propeller)|
|Angle of Approach||50o|
|Angle of Departure||40o|
|Vertical Obstacle||0.70 m|
|Turning Radius||< 7 m(Curb to Curb)|
|Vehicle Weight||19,000 kg|
|Length||< 7 m|
|Width||< 3 m|
|Height (Hull Roof)||< 2.5 m|
|Ground Clearance||0.430 m|
|Air Transportation||C130H, A400, C17, C5|
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