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DURO IIIP 6x6 Protected Military Tactical Vehicle


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Country of Origin/Used by: Denmark, Germany and Switzerland
First Produced/Service Dates: 2004
Manufactured by: General Dynamics European Land Systems (was MOWAG GmbH). (German Vehicles also produced in conjuction with Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH)
Crew: 2+12 (Base Vehicle- Varies by Mission)
Armament: Various Weapon Systems; Including the Kongsberg Remote Weapons System (RWS) with 12.7mm HMG or 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher.
Engine: (6) Cylinder Diesel
Miscellaneous Info:

The Duro IIIP protected tactical/armored multirole vehicle series is based on the successful Duro III (DUrable & RObust) 6x6 truck series (4200kg payload capacity) originally developed by Swiss Company Bucher-Guyer AG in the early 1990's. The Duro IIIP employs a modular component concept, combining a standard cab and automotive component structure with a multitude of different armor and multirole modules which can be adapted to the unique mission requirements of individual users' needs and missions.

Some of the roles suited to the Duro IIIP series include ambulance, armored personnel carrier/troop transport, command vehicle, EOD vehicle, logistics vehicle, mobile C3 stations, weapon tractors, etc. Present users include Denmark (Ambulance), Germany (Ambulance, EOD, LUNA UAV Launch & Landing and Protected Military Police Vehicles) and Switzerland (Troop Transport & NBC Detection/Reconnaissance Vehicle). Germany fields the improved Yak Armored Multipurpose Vehicle, which is also based upon the Duro IIIP platform.  Incidentally, some of the German Duro IIIP vehicles have been subsequently upgraded to some Yak vehicle-level performance standards.

Data Sheet Available:   Duro IIIP Vehicle Sales Brochure (General Dynamics European Land Systems)

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
  Duro IIIP Vehicle Photo Bundeswehr (German Military Forces)
Duro IIIP Vehicle Photos General Dynamics European Land Systems
  Duro IIIP Vehicle Photo Ian Young- Great Britain
  German Duro IIIP Mobile Physician's Group Vehicle (Ambulance) Photo Bundeswehr
  German Duro IIIP Mobile Physician's Group Vehicle (Ambulance) Photo General Dynamics European Land Systems
  German Duro IIIP Mobile Physician's Group Vehicle (Ambulance) Photo Roger Greenaway - Frankfurt, Germany
  Duro IIIP (Left) & Yak (Right) Mobile Physician's Group Vehicles (Ambulance) Photo Bundeswehr
  German Duro IIIP Protected Military Police Vehicle Photo Bundeswehr
  German Duro IIIP Protected Military Police Vehicle Photo General Dynamics European Land Systems
Swiss Duro IIIP Protected NBC Detection/Reconnaissance Vehicle Photos Guenther Neumahr - Bern, Switzerland
Swiss Duro IIIP Protected Ambulance Photos Guenther Neumahr

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
Duro IIIP Vehicle Information and Photos Danish Army Vehicles Website
Duro IIIP Vehicle Information and Photos General Dynamics European Land Systems Website
Duro IIIP Vehicle Information and Photos Military Today.Com Website

Printed

Reference Author
YAK: The YAK Armoured Multipurpose Vehicle in Modern German Army Service (Tankograd Publishing)

Book Review by Patrick Keenan at the Armor Modeling and Preservation Society (AMPS) Website
Ralph Zwilling

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