Chaiseri Metal and Rubber Company (Chaiseri), a defence company based in Thailand, was showcased the new version of its First Win multi-mission armoured vehicle. The improved armoured vehicle is called First Win II.
First Win II is exactly the same chassis as the First Win I multi-mission armoured vehicle with some minor internal differences, especially for to enhance survivability. The vehicle can be equipped with the STANAG Level 3 amour with V-shaped hull design.
With its 300 hp engine mated to a versatile 4×4 or 4×2 drive system, the 11-ton vehicle can carry a two ton payload across challenging terrain. Its design allows it to be transportable by air using a Lockheed Martin C-130 or Airbus A400 military aircraft, roll-on roll-off ships, as well as standard railways. That was reported by asianmilitaryreview.com.
When configured as a troop carrier, the First Win can carry up to 10 dismounted soldiers in its rear compartment. It can also be adapted to perform ambulance, command post vehicle or specialised weapons carrier roles. Potential armaments include 7.62 or 12.7 mm machine guns, or a 40 mm automatic grenade launcher.