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EE-9 Cascavel 4 & 5

Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle

 


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: Brazil (and many other users)
First Produced/Service Dates: 1977?
Manufactured by: Engenheiros Especializados S.A. (ENGESA)
Crew: 3
Armament: Main: 90mm Cannon; Co-Axial: 7.62mm MG; Secondary: 7.62mm MG or 12.7mm HMG
Engine: Cascavel 4: 6-Cylinder Diesel (GM Detroit - Model 6V-53)
Cascavel 5: 6 Cylinder Diesel (Mercedes Benz)
Miscellaneous Info:

The final and definitive Cascavel 4 and 5 (Rattlesnake) included a new engine options (by Detroit Diesel and Mercedes-Benz) and the addition of a central tire inflation system and disk brakes (instead of drums as on the Cascavel 3). The Cascavel 4 and 5 also included a commander's cupola with a new machine gun mount on the ET-90-2 turret. The option of a laser rangefinder for the main gun was also available.  The EE-9 shares many parts and components with other ENGESA products: the EE-3 Jararaca Scout Car and EE-11 Urutu APC which lowers costs and eases maintenance problems.

 

Total production of all Cascavel versions (Marks 1-5) reached 1,738 units built.  They are divided as follows: Bolivia (24), Brazil (409), Chad (? captured from Libya), Chile (106), Colombia (128), Cyprus (124), Equador (32), Gabon (12), Iraq (364), Iran (? captured from Iraq), Libya (400), Paraguay (28), Qatar (20), Suriname (6), Togo (10), Uruguay (15), and Zimbabwe (90).  

Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Brazilian EE-9 Cascavel On Exercise in Uruguay Ejercito Nacional Uruguay via David Haugh - Content Editor
EE-9 Cascavel 4 CRR Photos David Haugh
EE-9 Cascavel 4 Photos Rogério Olímpio Lourenço de Oliveira  - Sao Paulo, Brasil
Iraqi EE-9 Cascavel Mk 4? Photo (Circa 1991) US Department of Defense via Mark Holloway, Beatty, Nevada USA
      EE-9 Cascavel Photos Roberto "Jimmy" Yamamura via Sergio Menezes - Brazil
Company Sales Brochure Engenheiros Especializados S.A. (ENGESA)

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
"Armored Cars of the Cyprus National Guard" by T. Metsovitis Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #12)
"Cascavel EE-9 Armored Fighting Vehicle" by Dave Haugh Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #5)
EE-9 Cascavel Armored Recon Vehicle Information and Photos Army Guide.Com
EE-9 Cascavel Armored Recon Vehicle Information and Photos Army Recognition.Com
EE-9 Cascavel Armored Recon Vehicle Information and Photos Federation of American Scientists.org
EE-9 Cascavel Armored Recon Vehicle Information and Photos Global Security.Com

Printed

Reference Author
Armoured Fighting Vehicles of the World Christopher Foss
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert Icks
Jane's Tank Recognition Guide (4th Edition) Christopher Foss
Wheeled Armoured Fighting Vehicles In Service B.T. White

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
EE-9 Cascavel Mark 4/5/6/7

Photos of Model Kit Contents Courtesy of Pierre Delattre - France

Electric Products - Brazil 1/35 Resin

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider