Attached a basic General
We can get from the
Belgian Army, vehicles in very good working conditions,
on which we can propose as well an Overhaul or Upgrade.
Standard types of
vehicles available are :
AIFV with turret mounted
25 mm cannon,
AIFV with .50 (12.7 mm)
cupola weapon station
AIFV command post.
AIFV basic APC
We have applied to buy 56
units from the Belgian Army, without mentioning any type
of variants required.
Depending on what will be
sold as surplus, we can always :
type of weapon turret by another one
APC variants into the version that the customer wants
We have transformed
previously APC variants into (see pictures attached) :
Engineering support vehicle
With a mortar company
partner, we can provide as well a Mortar variant
We will ensure
uninterrupted spare parts support( through our own
available stores and our ability to source such chassis
& turret spares from other companies).
We will provide training
for maintenance people as well as After Sales services.
This will cover all
Main armament consists of an Oerlikon Contraves 25 mm
KBA-B02 cannon with dual feed, which has 180 rounds of
ready use ammunition and another 144 rounds in reserve.
Mounted coaxial to the left of the main armament is an
FN MAG-58 (US M240C) 7.62 mm machine gun with 230 rounds
of ready use ammunition and a further 1,610 rounds in
reserve in the hull.
Turret traverse and gun elevation are electrohydraulic,
elevation is from -10 to +50° at a speed of 60°/s and
turret traverse is through a full 360° at 60°/s.
Optionally, six 76 mm electrically operated smoke
grenade launchers can be mounted on the front of the
The troop compartment at the rear of the hull
accommodates seven seated infantry. One man sits between
the commander and the turret facing the rear and the
remaining six sit three each side, back-to-back. One man
sits between the commander and turret facing the rear,
seven are seated on bench seats at the side of the
vehicle facing inwards and two are seated on jump seats
facing the rear. Over the top of the troop compartment
is a single-piece hatch cover that opens to the rear and
contains the troop compartment ventilator. There are
five firing ports, two in each side of the hull and one
in the ramp at the rear. Over each of the side firing
ports is an M17 day periscope and over the rear firing
port an M27 day periscope. To reduce accidental damage
inside the vehicle, holders support the individual
weapons during firing. Spent brass catching bags prevent
ejected cartridge cases from hitting adjacent men.
The infantrymen enter and leave the vehicle by a
power-operated ramp which opens downwards at the rear of
the hull. An emergency door is provided in the left side
of the ramp.
The two armoured diesel fuel tanks at the rear of the
vehicle, one either side of the ramp, are separated from
the vehicle interior by armour plate.
The torsion bar-in-tube spring arrangement, which almost
doubles the effective length of the torsion spring,
gives a much improved ride compared with the M113A1 APC.
The track, road wheels and most of the other suspension
elements are identical to the M113A1's. The suspension
either side consists of five dual rubber-tyred road
wheels with the drive sprocket at the front and the
idler at the rear. There are no track-return rollers.
The first, second and last road wheel stations either
side have a hydraulic shock-absorber. The track is a
T130E1 steel block, rubber-bushed pin type with
removable rubber pads.
Due to advances in metallurgy, the Belgian AIFVs use
torsion bar only suspension, similar to the M113A2, to
achieve the same results as the older AIFV bar-in-tube
The Belgian vehicles are fitted with NBC systems with
clean air provided individually to each person. All
AIFVs are fitted with a personnel heater.
The AIFV is fully amphibious and is propelled in the
water by its tracks. Before entering the water a trim
vane, which is stowed flat on the glacis plate when not
in use, is erected at the front of the hull.