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Saad [M113]

APC SAAD has been designed and manufactured by Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT). There is flexibility in the design and the engine compartment can accommodate power pack with 408 hp engine. German Deutz Power Pack 408 HP with Allison Automatic Transmission TX 200-5C has been fitted. SAAD is all terrain, amphibious infantry support vehicle with 12.7 mm machine gun as its main armament and 6 x firing ports. Adequate crew compartment space provides excellent crew comfort. Survivability is enhanced through use of external fuel tanks. Various forms of bolt-on armour can be added to increase armour protection of the vehicle. The vehicle can move upto 72 kmph, whereas it can maintain 30 kmph speed on 10% slope. The vehicle has optional features like Add on Armour, NBC Kit and Air Conditioning System. This APC is also suitable as a weapon carrier platform due to its special design and is suitable for carrying Anti aircraft / anti tank missile systems.

Expected to enter production at HIT in 2008 or 2009, the Saad APC was similar to the Talha but has a longer chassis and six road wheels on either side, giving it greater internal volume and payload. While the M113 series and Talha are powered by a US Detroit Diesel 6V-63 series engine coupled to an Allison TX 100-1 automatic transmission, the Saad has a new German powerpack. This consists of an MTU 6V TE20 V-6 diesel developing 350/400 hp, coupled to a German ZF LSG 1000 automatic transmission. This gives a higher power-to-weight ratio and increased top speed.

CHARACTERISTICS

GENERAL

Length

236.5  inches (6.09m)

Width

100 inches (2.54m)

Height (without Gunner Shield)

73 inches (1.85 m)

Weight Combat Loaded

15.5 ton (With add on Armour)

Weight, curb

11.5 ton

Area Including Roof 28.97 M2

Personal capacity

15 (Including Driver)

Gross HP to Combat Weight Ratio

26.32 HP / ton

PERFORMANCE

Speed (level land)

72 KMPH (hard surface)

Gradient

60 %

Side Slope Negotiation

30 %

ARMOUR

Aluminum

5083 series

Final drive suspension system

Torsion  bars

6 on each side

No of wheels

6 pair each side

ROAD WHEELS ARMS 6 ON EACH SIDE

ELECTRIC SYSTEM

Alternative voltage(DC)

26.5-28 V

  • Amperes

200

  • Batteries

2 x 100 AH, 24V

Add On Armour
AC
NBC KIT



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