Rheinmetall will produce a new batch of Caracal airborne vehicles for the Ukrainian Armed Forces

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Rheinmetall will produce a new batch of Caracal airborne vehicles for the Ukrainian Armed Forces

Ukraine has concluded another contract with Rheinmetall, financed by the German government. The agreement provides for the shipment of a new batch of Caracal airborne vehicles.

As indicated by the manufacturer, after the initial delivery of five Caracals as part of the so-called “winter package”, a further 20 units are planned to be delivered in the next few months. The vehicles are intended for Ukrainian special forces.



The Caracal is based on the Mercedes G-Class 464 series platform. The car is equipped with a six-cylinder Euro 3 diesel engine with a power of 183 kW, which can accelerate the car to 140 km/h. The equipment is 4,35 m long, 1,81 m wide and 1,85 m high, making Caracal one of the most compact platforms in its class.

In combination with 4x4 all-wheel drive, it has high cross-country capability, allowing the vehicle to climb inclines up to 60°. The machine is capable of overcoming trenches 50 centimeters deep.

Final assembly of the Caracal will take place at Rheinmetall. This makes it possible to create specialized versions of the machine that meet the requirements of individual customers.

Currently, applications for Caracal have been submitted, in addition to Ukraine, by the armies of Germany and the Netherlands.

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  1. +3
    26 February 2024 19: 43
    Repeat news from November 15, 2023 - https://topwar.ru/230275-ukraina-stanet-pervym-polzovatelem-desantiruemyh-mashin-caracal-ot-rheinmetall.html

    German concern Rheinmetall intends to transfer five Caracal airborne vehicles to the Ukrainian Armed Forces at the expense of the German government, manufactured on the company's production lines. Their deliveries are planned from the end of 2023 to the beginning of 2024.
    1. +2
      26 February 2024 19: 53
      Now we are talking about the transfer of the second batch of 20 cars
      1. 0
        26 February 2024 19: 59
        In this sense, yes, I agree.
      2. 0
        26 February 2024 20: 51
        Quote: Eugene-Eugene
        caracal

        Just as the fascists began calling their equipment by cat names, they continue to do so Yes
  2. +1
    26 February 2024 19: 45
    "Caracal is based on the Mercedes G-Class 464 series platform"
    what is this? parallel import of spare parts for Gelika?
    1. +2
      26 February 2024 19: 49
      And what a syllable)))

      Technique 4,35 m long, 1,81 m wide and 1,85 m high, making the Caracal one of the most compact platforms in its class.
  3. fiv
    +1
    26 February 2024 19: 51
    The main thing is Euro 3. Otherwise, at the front the air is not always fresh. And the trunk is small, there is nowhere to put the looter. A useless cart, just to chase after vodka.
    1. +1
      27 February 2024 00: 17
      I hope your opinion will not change when you see this vehicle used by the Russian army winked


      1. fiv
        +1
        27 February 2024 05: 33
        But ours don’t need to go on a looting mission, the trunk is enough for them, if anything happens. I don't know about vodka.
  4. +1
    26 February 2024 20: 17
    Caracal landing vehicles

    I wonder why they were going to land them and where. It’s clear that this is not the main thing in these machines, but it made me smile)
  5. 0
    26 February 2024 20: 45
    And where will the Ukrainians land on them? laughing
  6. 0
    26 February 2024 21: 54
    Well, you can use any car, why produce new ones? Put a machine gun on the checker and drive through the fields, what's the point?
  7. 0
    26 February 2024 23: 09
    No, okay, the Germans and the Dutch order this expensive and stupid pepelats for themselves, where do the poor bander spoons go? They can't even afford UAZs laughing
    1. -1
      27 February 2024 00: 29
      In your opinion, is Desertcross 1000-3 better?? laughing
      1. 0
        27 February 2024 05: 22
        Desertcross 1000-3 is a three-seater all-terrain vehicle for hunters, farmers and forestry workers.
        As if for another use. But you can put the owl on the globe.
        1. 0
          27 February 2024 09: 20
          I understood the meaning of your expression by placing the owl on the globe. Meaning: in the scientific world, this is the name given to theories obtained by juggling facts. The objectivity of the evidence presented can be accepted with great reservation.
          Thank you, I learned something new. However, I would only accept the Desert Cross as a gift, but if I had to pay for it, I would choose something else. I hope this is not another owl on the globe. Congratulations. hi
      2. 0
        27 February 2024 08: 28
        Not better, but it costs MUCH cheaper than the G-Class, bander spoons have nothing to cry about, they run all over the world with an outstretched hand and off-road Mercedes order everything laughing