Armoured Personnel Carrier ‘SAAD’

APC 'SAAD'
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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. T

he 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.

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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