Benghazi Islamist Groups From Op Dignity Forces Captured New Streit Typhoon 4×4 MRAP. Armored car was delivered from UAE.
The Typhoon is a 4×4 multi-purpose armoured personnel carrier in the category of MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) designed and manufactured by the Company Streit Group. Highly manoeuvrable, with 60% gradient and 30% side slope capabilities as well as a high ground clearance of up to 920mm, the Typhoon is equally at home in urban, mountainous and challenging rural terrains and has excellent field reparability. With the capacity to carry up to 12 personnel plus equipment, the Typhoon can be configured for a wide range of missions, including Command and Control, EOD, Patrol, Convoy Support, Forward Observation, Reconnaissance and MedEvac.
The Streit Group Typhoon MRAP is motorized with a Cummins four stroke turbo charged intercooled diesel engine, 6.7L, 6 cylinders developing 300hp coupled to an Allison Automatic gearbox with four stages forward and one reverse, neutral and parking. The suspension system consists of semi-elliptical leaf springs and sway bars. The Typhoon can run at a maximum road speed of 100 km/hr. with a maximum cruising range of 1,000 km. The vehicle is able to negotiate side slopes up to 30%, gradient up to 60 % and to cross water obstacle of 1.5m depth.