Sunday, March 3, 2024

IDEB 2018: Zetor Engineering unveiled new Gerlach 4×4 armoured tactical vehicle

Czech company Zetor Engineering has revealed a prototype of the Gerlach 4×4 armoured tactical vehicle during the 7th IDEB international defence and security exhibition in Bratislava, Slovakia.

According to the company, new concept armoured tactical vehicle 4×4 Gerlach reflects the new combat and safety factors resulting from new/current skills and experience from the combat deployments of the 21st century.

Vehicle concept AFV 4×4 initiated 2 years ago in the company Zetor Engineering CZ in close cooperation with the subsidiary Zetor Engineering Slovakia, a. s., member of HTC Investments group, a. s., sector Engineering.


The Gerlach 4×4 offers a new level of protection, modularity, mobility and comfort for the most diverse types of deployment at a highly competitive price (the basic version starts at EUR 398.000).  The reported that the key features of Gerlach  include optional ballistic and anti-mine protection, which allows you to configure Gerlach up to protection level STANAG 4569 Volume 3, i.e. to one of the highest levels specified in the so-called IEDs (Improvised Explosive Device Systems); high mobility, which is particularly achieved thanks to unique construction solutions and the use of high-quality key components from renowned European suppliers; and a combination of comfortable crew compartment – besides the usual 2+2 and 2+3, it also offers the above-standard crew members of 2+4.

SPACE FOR CREW – SAFETY CABIN (2 + 4) 7.7 m3 (personal solution with special safety elements)

  • Modular cargo volume 2.3 m3
  • Cargo – payload 1.5 t
  • Length 5.65 m
  • Width 2.5 m
  • Height 2.5 m (14R20)
  • Wheelbase 3.6 m
  • Turning radius 7.5 m
  • Wheels 14 R20 CTIS

Zetor Engineering, s.r.o. was founded in 2014. The company is owned by Zetor, a.s. The main activity and mission of Zetor Engineering is the design and development of vehicles for the defence industry.

The basis for success in this area is a long experience with heavy-duty off-road machines.

Photo by Norbert Tomasovsky
Photo by Norbert Tomasovsky
Photo by Norbert Tomasovsky

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