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Musketeer MLAV Multi-Purpose Light Armored Vehicle by Saymar

Musketeer MLAV Multi-Purpose Light Armored Vehicle by Saymar

Musketeer MLAV is based on the Toyota Land Cruiser 4x4 chassis and in addition to the driver and the commander has seats for four more

The Israeli company Saymar except for the development and production of light armored car Genda mk ii It also has a Musketeer Multirole Light Armored Vehicle (MLAV) multi-purpose armored vehicle in its portfolio.

Saymar began developing Musketeer MLAV as an initiative at the end of 2008, the first two prototypes were made in the middle of next year. The car was first shown to the public in September 2009.

This car was aimed at local and foreign markets, its development was completed at the end of 2009 year. The first production machine Musketeer MLAV was sent to an unnamed overseas customer at the start of 2010. The first order consisted of 32 machines, two were delivered at the beginning of 2010, and the remaining 30 machines at the end of 2010.

According to Saymar, the Musketeer MLAV armored car is suitable for a wide range of tasks, including command, communications, reconnaissance and internal security.

Saymar Limited is currently a member of the Elbit Group, which also includes the leading Israeli supplier of artillery and mortar bombs Soltam Systems.

It should be noted that Saymar Limited no longer offers Genda II light armored vehicles (4 x 4) and has focused its marketing activities on a larger and more functional Musketeer MLAV.

Armored car Musketeer MLAV is being tested

The Musketeer MLAV armored car is based on the well-proven Toyota Land Cruiser 4x4 off-road chassis, on which a new all-welded body made of armored steel was installed, which can be removed if necessary.

The hull provides the crew with a full range of protection against small-arms fire. weapons and fragments in accordance with the 1 level according to the NATO standard STANAG 4569 and optionally with the 2 level STANAG 4569.

The lower part of the ladder chassis provides protection against anti-personnel mines and hand grenades.

The fully protected engine compartment is located in front, the crew compartment in the middle part, the cargo platform in the rear, which can be open or closed according to the wishes of the customer.

The crew compartment is equipped with bulletproof glass on all sides, which increases the level of ownership of the situation.

On the sides there are two doors, which allows you to quickly leave or sit in the car crew consisting of a commander and driver and four paratroopers in the rear; they all sit on individual seat belts.

A total of five embrasures in each door and one in the windshield were cut in the car for firing. The weapon set depends on the task, but includes a 7,62-mm machine gun mounted on the roof with a front protective shield for the shooter, a light remote-controlled combat module or a turret machine armed with an M12,7 HB 2-mm machine gun.

The Musketeer armored car is equipped with a Toyota 4.2 I diesel engine with HP 168 power. (other Toyota engines are also offered), which is connected to a manual transmission with five forward and one reverse gears and a two-stage transfer case.

Independent type front suspension consists of a torsion shaft with a telescopic shock absorber, an anti-roll bar and powerful coil springs. The rear suspension consists of semi-elliptic leaf springs.

Musketeer MLAV is available in right-hand drive and left-hand drive configurations.

Standard equipment includes air conditioning, a camera in the rear, power steering, two protected fuel tanks, a spare wheel in the back and wheels with wear resistant inserts.

When used in internal security tasks, Musketeer MLAV is usually equipped with flashing beacons mounted on the roof and a searchlight that can be controlled from inside the vehicle.

In addition to the remote-controlled searchlight and flashing beacons, other optional equipment of the armored car Musketeer includes a power-operated winch, a loudspeaker and a siren, a metal grid on the windows, various weapons installations and a ground navigation system.

In addition to transporting personnel, the Musketeer MLAV armored car can be configured for other tasks and roles, for example, it can be a command post, an internal security vehicle, a reconnaissance version and an armament installation.

Technical characteristics of the armored car Musketeer MLAV
Crew: 2 + 4
Length Overall: 5,08 M
Width, overall: 1,85 m
Height, overall: 1,995 m
Clearance: 0,31 m
front: 1,43 m
back: 1,52 m
Wheel base: 3,18 m
standard: 3300 kg
combat: 4900 kg
Configuration: wheel formula 4x4
Power density: 39 hp / t
Maximum speed: 120 km / h
Cruising range: 1100 km
Fuel tank capacity: 180 liters
Wade without preparation: 1,7 m
Entry angle: 37 °
Departure angle: 28 °
Rise: 60%
Side bias: 30%
Turning radius: 5,7 m
Engine: Toyota 4,2 liters, 6 cylinders, turbocharged, diesel, 168 hp at 3800 rpm
Gearbox: Toyota, manual
Front gears: 5
reverse gears: 1
Transfer Case: Two Stage
Steering: with hydraulic boost
basic: with ventilated pad
parking: manual, rear wheels
rear: shoe
front: tubular, with a fully unloaded axes leading
rear: tubular, with a fully unloaded axes leading
Wheels: 265 / 70 R17, armor resistant inserts
front: independent type, torsion shaft with telescopic shock absorber, anti-roll bar and powerful coil springs
back: powerful semi-elliptic leaf springs
Electrical system: 12 volts
Batteries: 2x12 volts
Generator: 1 x 12 volts, 180 amps
Night vision devices: yes
System of protection against weapons of mass destruction: there is
Protection: armor steel

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  1. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 12 January 2016 06: 47
    Clear. Commercial initiative "Elbit".
    1. corporal
      corporal 12 January 2016 07: 48
      Quote: Aron Zaavi
      Commercial initiative "Elbit".

      Well, since they started selling, it means the plan was a success.

      Suitable for police and collectors. About the military, it is difficult to judge.
      1. PAM
        PAM 12 January 2016 10: 54
        it’s a bit much for door collectors (extra details increase the cost), for the police (for ours it’s expensive, thank God the tension in the Caucasus has subsided) if only in unstable regions with a high threat, and also for Arabs and p .. endos to to intimidate people.
    2. avt
      avt 12 January 2016 10: 12
      Quote: Aron Zaavi
      Clear. Commercial initiative "Elbit".

      Naturally, it is clear that razvodilovo on grandmothers like our "assault" Scorpion "suckers pedal under" specific tasks "in" their niche ".
      Quote: Corporal
      Well, since they started selling, it means the plan was a success.

      Well done - well, they sucked in someone, the main thing that would not have got to us is that there are enough of their crafts / misunderstandings.
  2. tchoni
    tchoni 12 January 2016 08: 28
    The cycle of armored vehicles continues. In light of this, I would like to see an article on the comparison of such models in terms of ease of use, operational reliability and ease of maintenance.
  3. Dam
    Dam 12 January 2016 10: 24
    It seems that the experience of ISIS with Toyota carts stirred up engineering thought. A week does not pass, like a new publication on the subject of armored vehicles.
  4. Gomel
    Gomel 12 January 2016 11: 05
    very small wheels, this is the first thing that caught my eye
  5. vomag
    vomag 12 January 2016 11: 13
    The machine is clearly overweight, and specifically. The rear suspension finally kicks out a tear .. I wonder who they manage to vparit it?
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 12 January 2016 17: 47
      I also think the suspension will not last long.
      This is the problem of all military armored jeeps on a civilian chassis.
  6. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 12 January 2016 12: 06
    but the units are civilian, the resource is large, there are no problems with spare parts. Can be delivered to sanctioned countries. Here's a Toyota at Isil pickups selling.
  7. Razvedka_Boem
    Razvedka_Boem 12 January 2016 17: 42
    Outwardly unpretentious .. does not catch. A good thing, it causes emotions ..)
  8. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 13 January 2016 07: 42
    Just the base you need to choose correctly, Toyota is rather weak, Ford F-150 is more powerful.
  9. code54
    code54 14 January 2016 13: 47
    A single frontal is a little expensive when replacing, it seems to me at least of two parts ...