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YPR armored tracked vehicle

YPR armored tracked vehicleThe Dutch YPR765 is a license-built version of the private-venture AIFV FMC had derived from the M113. With the YPR armored tracked vehicle, the infantry can move quickly and under protection. There are several types of YPR in use. They can be used for cargo transport or, in another version, for engaging targets at distances up to 3.5 km. The YPR was introduced to the Dutch army in 1979 and 30 years later the army began making plans for replacement of the vehicle. But still the versatile "work horse" did a good job for the troops before finally being retired in June 2012. The vehicle was replaced by 184 CV-9035 vehicles (from the Swedish company Hgglunds), 400 reconnaissance type Fennek and 200 Boxer vehicles. The Egyptian Army bought 431 YPR-765 vehices from The Netherlands.

Basically the YPR 765 is an improved version of the American M113 APC (Armoured Personnel Carrier). Most of the Dutch YPRs are built by licence in the Netherlands by the DAF Company, which is well known for their solid trucks. The vehicles power plant is a two-stroke Detroit Diesel V6 engine with turbo compression that can deliver 260 horsepower. Maximum speed is 68 km/h under optimal conditions and the range on one tank of fuel is 500 kilometres on good roads. YPR is also an amphibious vehicle, without propellers, but with tracks designed to work both on land and in water.

s981013b.jpg (12462 bytes)The main version of the YPR is equipped with a 25 mm gun, and carries a vehicle commander, gunner and driver plus an additional eight infantry troops. The command version is either equipped with the 25mm gun or with the .50 calibre. Other versions of the YPR include vehicles for reconnaissance, engineering tasks, ambulance, anti-tank (TOW), cargo, crowd and riot control and mortar tower with storage space for the 120mm rounds inside.

The last vehicle of the YPR family is the version equipped with a crane and has actually got a different category name, which is the YPR 806. Usually, the recovery version of the YPR operates together with the Battle Damage Repair vehicle, which is yet another version of the versatile YPR.

Specifications

Length 5.26 m
Width 2.82 m
Weight empty - 120 kN, combat-ready 135 kN
Engine 6 cylinder 2-stroke diesel, 191 kW
Crew 3-10
Armament 25 mm gun; 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun
In use with Royal Netherlands Army, Royal Netherlands Marechaussee

YPR-765 A1 Armoured, Tracked Cargo Vehicle(PRV)

The YPR-765 A1 is distributed among combat units of the army. This vehicle makes it possible for the quartermaster to supply his unit under all conditions.

YPR-765 A1 Armoured Tracked Infantry (PRI) and YPR-765 A1 Armoured Tracked Command (PRCO-B)

These versions of the YPR-765 A1 are the standard fighting vehicles for the armoured infantry of the 1 German/Netherlands Corps (1(GE/NL)Corps). The vehicle can contend with virtually all terrain conditions and can be used amphibiously (i.e. can move through water). The YPR-765 PRI and YPR-765 PRCO-B have similar terrain capabilities as the Leopard battle tanks. YPRs and Leopard battle tanks often operate together during operations.

YPR-765 A1 Armoured Tracked Antitank (PRAT)

This version of the YPR-765 gives the infantry the ability to engage enemy tanks and tracked vehicles at distances up to 3.5 km.

YPR-765 A1 Armoured Tracked Engineer (PRGN)/ Armoured Tracked Command (PRCO-C3)

This version of the YPR-765 A1 replaces the M-113 in engineer units. A roof rack is mounted on the rear of the vehicle to store explosives and other engineer equipment.

YPR-806 A1 Armoured Tracked Recovery (PRB)

This type of YPR is assigned to armoured infantry battalions, armoured engineers and reconnaissance units for:

  • maintenance support;
  • vehicle recovery;
  • recovery of broken-down YPRs.




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