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Light armored car Boneschi MAV 5


Lightweight armored car Boneschi MAV 5 (4x4) participated in the peacekeeping operation in Afghanistan

Lightweight armored car MAV 5 was developed by a joint venture of Carrozzeria Boneschi Sri and Iveco SpA, Defense Vehicles. MAV 5 was originally intended to carry six fully equipped servicemen (commander, driver and four paratroopers) and their equipment on the road and off-road.

The Italian army received more than 200 machines, which received the designation VM / 90R there. These armored cars were used in peacekeeping operations in Albania, Bosnia and Somalia. Twelve cars were delivered to the Italian Carabinieri. Some machines were equipped with a support ring on the roof, on which it was possible to install an 7,62-mm MG 42 / 59 machine gun for self-defense.

Iveco SpA, Defense Vehicles has teamed up with the German company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann to supply these armored vehicles under the Terrier designation. The first customer of Terrier was the United Arab Emirates, where 10 machines were delivered, and Egypt and Poland bought one such machine.

The production of a light armored car Terrier is currently complete and no other company offers it to the market.

A light armored vehicle is essentially an Iveco 40.10 truck (with a diesel engine rated at 100 hp) 4x4, protected by armor steel sheets 6 mm thick, which gives the crew full protection from small arms weapons. The roof and bottom of the car are also protected in the form of sheets of armor steel with a thickness from 2 to 3 mm.

All windows and MAV 5 surveillance devices have bulletproof glass 38 mm thick, which provide the same level of protection as the armored case.

The driver sits in front to the left, the commander is to his right, both have armored glass in front and on the sides. The machine commander has a round loophole under the windshield on the right side. Four paratroopers are sitting on separate rotating seats facing each other or facing the vehicle; they land through three doors, side and back. The rear door with a built-in viewing device and a round embrasure under it opens to the right. The spare wheel is usually mounted on the rear left side, with a viewing device and an embrasure above it. All doors are equipped with locks and anti-burglar devices.

The sides of the troop compartment are equipped with two sight gauges with embrasures under them. On the roof there are two hatches, one in front on the left and one in the back on the right.

Iveco four-cylinder diesel engine with turbocharging horsepower 103 hp installed in the front of the machine and protected by bulletproof screens. The exhaust pipe is installed in front of the right and displayed above the roof level.

Standard equipment includes attachment points for the transport of six automatons, ceiling lights for indoor lighting and special protection for electrical cables.

Optional equipment includes an air conditioning system, a tear gas filtration system and a fire extinguishing system in the engine compartment.

MAV 5 armored car was offered with various wheels, including fighting wheels, mountain brakes and pneumatic and electrical connectors for the trailer.

The company has developed a new version with improved mine protection, which received the designation MAV 5 (MP). But the production of this option has not begun.

The ballistic and mine protection armored car MAV 5 allows you to deploy it in areas with a high level of threats.

Light armored car Boneschi MAV 5

Lightweight Boneschi MAV 5 (4x4) armored car without weapons

Terrier 4х4

Technical characteristics of the armored car MAV 5
Crew: 2 + 4
Overall length: 4,66 m
overall: 2 m
internal: 1,78 m
Height, overall: 2,15 m
Track: 1,67 m
Wheelbase 2,8 m
standard: 3850 kg
combat: 4450 kg
towed cargo: 1500 kg
Power density: 23,1 hp / t
Maximum speed: 100 km / h
Cruising range: 600 km
Fuel tank capacity: 75 liters
Wade without preparation: 0,7 m
Front overhang angle: 45 °
Rear overhang angle: 40 °
Lifting angle: 60%
Side bias: 30%
Turning radius: 6 m
Engine: Iveco, 4 cylinder, turbocharged, 103 hp
Transmission: Manual, 5 + 1
Transfer Box: Rack and Gear
Differentials: self-locking
Steering: with hydraulic boost
Clutch: clutch, dry disc
Brakes: disc front wheels, drum rear wheels, separate drive
Bridges: single main drive
Wheels: 6.50 x 16
Tires: 9.00 16 14 PR
Suspension: front - torsion bar, rear - leaf springs with hydraulic shock absorbers
Electrical system: 24 volts
Batteries: 2x12 volts, 110 A * h
Stabilization of weapons: no
Night vision devices: no
System of protection against weapons of mass destruction: no

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  1. tchoni
    tchoni 31 December 2015 07: 05
    Some kind of armored car ... Probably quite a thing demanded by police mths, especially in the conditions of performing tasks in "conditionally controlled territories"
  2. datur
    datur 31 December 2015 18: 40
    TYPE of our Vodnik !!! wink Yes, and the parameters are almost similar !!
  3. hammer stalker
    hammer stalker 1 January 2016 10: 23
    Not beautiful. Bad option, of course. As for me, the armored car must be beautiful without fail. Like our tiger, or scorpion.
  4. bravo-fab
    bravo-fab 1 January 2016 13: 45
    That's right, constructors often say that if a weapon is good, then it looks beautiful. Perhaps this rule applies to 90% of weapons.
  5. gendir.grifon
    gendir.grifon 1 January 2016 23: 43
    The coffin for six. What the hell ...
    1. tchoni
      tchoni 2 January 2016 09: 25
      On the one when serious armored vehicles from epic affairs to tear off lazily. And the locals have more trunks on their hands than agricultural implements ...
  6. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 3 January 2016 21: 09
    Yes. Cool stuff. Armor - 6 mm. It’s very convenient, you don’t need to go into the reconnaissance with your legs. Elite. Well, let them rest in peace. (AK74 armor penetration up to 16 mm, though special cartridge).
  7. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 4 January 2016 15: 23
    So by today the Soviet TPK "Luaz-967" could have become, but we, and then the Ukrainians, in good faith did everything.
  8. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 4 January 2016 16: 28
    Yes ... The conveyor of the front edge TPK "Luaz-967" weighing 1,5 tons, power, attention from 30 hp could grow in 30 years up to 4,5 tons, 100 hp. This is how to feed him?
  9. Gunther
    Gunther 5 January 2016 04: 45
    Canadian Gurkha will be more decent, although if you hang a grid on the glass, you get quite a suitable transport for carabinieri, guest workers to drive.
    Looked at a review of the MZBA "Punisher", very brutal, sorry little performance characteristics (
  10. 31rus
    31rus 5 January 2016 15: 10
    I wonder what is the price of this armored car? But it's better than a completely unprotected "loaf", it is clear for the "rear" of the front line or the police did
  11. hghg
    hghg 7 January 2016 13: 29
    A light armored vehicle, in fact, is an Iveco 40.10 truck (with a 100 hp diesel engine) 4x4, protected by 6 mm thick armored steel sheets,
    Some collectors have more, but most have the same.