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"Mobile sarcophagus": a new armored personnel carrier from Iveco is being discussed online


The network is discussing a new armored personnel carrier from the Italian company IVECO. We are talking about such armored vehicles as Iveco DV SUPERAV LAND.

This is an armored vehicle that is being created for the Italian armed forces. At the same time, the Italian IVECO presented a new version of armored vehicles to the personnel of the Qatar army.

Iveco DV SUPERAV LAND is an 8x8 armored personnel carrier. Initially it was reported that this option would be amphibious, but later it turned out that it had nothing to do with amphibious armored vehicles.

The armored personnel carrier was introduced to the Qatari servicemen who arrived at the Torre Veneri military training ground. They are expected to participate in joint military exercises with European units. At the same time, it is known that earlier Qatar was interested in purchasing armored vehicles with amphibious characteristics.

When discussing the Iveco DV SUPERAV LAND armored personnel carrier on the network, it is noted that this is a "nothing superfluous" option. The armored vehicle can be equipped with those weapons, the need for which is emphasized by the potential customer. In this case, the countries of the Middle East are considered as a potential customer, first of all - the mentioned Qatar.

"Mobile sarcophagus": a new armored personnel carrier from Iveco is being discussed online

In the European expert community, the Iveco armored vehicle was called a “mobile sarcophagus”, emphasizing its shape. Front and partly lateral projections are made at a certain angle to each other. At the same time, the experts were confused by the fact that the direct lateral projection of the Iveco DV SUPERAV LAND is located frontally or, as geometers and engineers say, normally to a potentially approaching enemy ammunition. And the lower plane of the front projection of the armored vehicle is unlikely to be able to redirect the "tangent" ammunition, if it hits straight into it.
Photos used:
Iveco, thedeaddistrict website
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  1. barin
    barin 20 October 2020 09: 22 New
    It is hard for designers. Everything that is possible has already been squeezed out of this shape of the case.
  2. Mitroha
    Mitroha 20 October 2020 09: 22 New
    Apparently, they will do the tilt angle for the customer, and this is an ersatz option, for the very poor laughing
  3. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 20 October 2020 09: 24 New
    And they want to swim and ride comfortably ...
  4. yehat2
    yehat2 20 October 2020 09: 29 New
    I wonder what the side armor will end up with
    Judging by the photo, there is a thick hollow structure
    And the second question is how the troopers will get out of this thing if they jam the ramp.
    1. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik 20 October 2020 09: 56 New
      Quote: yehat2
      And the second question is how the troopers will get out of this thing if they jam the ramp.

      There are doors on the roof.

      This vehicle is converted from an Iveco SuperAV amphibious vehicle.
      1. PSih2097
        PSih2097 20 October 2020 17: 03 New
        Quote: OgnennyiKotik
        There are doors on the roof.

        Hatches ... soldier
  5. Eug
    Eug 20 October 2020 09: 38 New
    Mine protection is clearly preferred. The projectile will most likely be reinforced with light quick-release screens. And nothing is said about weight, but I would like to know.
  6. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 20 October 2020 09: 39 New
    This is what this car looks like in the BMP version.
    Standard view, similar to others.
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 20 October 2020 09: 55 New
    The APC shown in the photo really looks like a coffin on wheels, moreover, it does not float yet. The performance characteristics of this miraculous design are not given, but practice suggests that if a car is not aesthetically beautiful, then, as a rule, it is not suitable for combat either. This applies to both armored vehicles and aircraft and ships.
  8. Sergey-8848
    Sergey-8848 20 October 2020 22: 21 New
    Qatar apparently has nowhere to go if one of the required characteristics is declared to be amphibious technology. To be like people - such a principle. The seller is just an extra opportunity to increase the price.