The 1st Brigade of Peruvian Special Forces received the new batch of Jeep J8 (Wrangler JK) light multipurpose military vehicles.
That was reported by www.planobrazil.com.
The Jeep J8 is a light 4 x 4 military platform which is manufactured by Chrysler LLC and builds upon the military heritage of the Jeep branch which has been in continual military service since WWII.
The 1st Brigade J-8s were manufactured under license in Egypt and are armed with the 7.62x51mm Dillon M134D gatling gun.
The Jeep J8 is available in 5 doors configuration. The vehicle has a turbo-diesel engine, automatic gearbox and the Command-Trac 4WD systems allowing excellent performance and versatility in both on road and off road conditions.
The vehicle measures 4.63 m by 1.88 m in width and 2.95 m in height. The J-8 is suspended 23.1 cm from the ground, and the wheelbase is 1.61 m. Its weight is 3.36 tons. It can carry five fully equipped combatants or a total charge of 1.16 tons. Under special circumstances it is capable of towing up to 3.5 tons – capacity considered optimal by its manufacturers and users.