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A new stage of testing the armored car Mercedes-Benz LAPV 6.1 (Germany) has begun

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The German defense industry continues to work on the LAPV (Light Armored Patrol Vehicle) armored vehicle family project. As follows from recent reports of foreign media, currently the next armored car of this family is being tested in the Arctic. The ground for such tests was one of the Swedish testing grounds, where a prototype of a promising armored car was delivered.


The current test passes armored car type LAPV 6.1 (also found an alternative designation LAPV II). This project was created by the order of the German military department, and its goal is to supply several dozen new vehicles that differ from the existing technology in a number of enhanced features. In particular, LAPV 6.1 should differ from the previous equipment of the family with a higher level of mine protection. In addition, in order to improve mobility, the car receives an updated chassis, as before, based on an existing commercial vehicle.



The LAPV program is implemented by Daimler together with ACS Armored Car Systems GmbH. In accordance with the existing contract, Daimler is responsible for the creation of the chassis and the overall coordination of the project, and ACS Armored Car Systems is entrusted with the development of an armored hull. Ready-made cars are offered on the market under the brand of Mercedes-Benz. The approach used to create the project is applied from the very beginning of the work and has already proven itself well. The cooperation of large and small firms has already led to the creation of serial armored vehicles supplied to various customers.

According to reports, the project LAPV 6.1 was built on the basis of the existing car chassis. The Mercedes-Benz G300 CDI was taken as the basis for the armored car. In this case, the chassis for the armored car has noticeable differences from the basic design. To enhance its performance, some elements of the undercarriage of the Unimog family of trucks and the three-axle vehicle G63 AMG are used. The base chassis suspension was also enhanced. It is assumed that such modifications of the chassis will compensate for the increase in weight of the structure.

The LAPV 6.1 armored vehicle, like the G300 CDI chassis, is equipped with a OM642DE30LA hp diesel engine of 184 type. The engine mates an automatic transmission W5A 580 with a five-speed gearbox. The two-axle wheeled chassis was reinforced by the use of two spring dampers on each wheel. The wheels have a diameter of 37 inches and are equipped with a centralized pressure control system.



The base chassis is mounted armored corps, developed by ACS Armored Car Systems for the previous armored family. Due to the absence of significant changes in the technical task, it was decided to use the existing case with minor modifications. The body of the LAPV 6.1 machine has a classic layout for such equipment with a front hood and a large habitable volume in the middle and stern parts. The case has an original, but ambiguous feature. Thus, in the basic configuration of an armored vehicle, the engine has no protection and is closed only with a light hood. At the same time, motor protection can be installed on request. All other units of the hull are fully armored and protect the crew from shelling or explosions. There is no exact information about the reservation architecture, but the characteristic appearance suggests the use of combined reservation.

According to reports, the armored hull meets the 2 level of protection standard STANAG 4569, which allows the crew to save from armor-piercing and incendiary bullets of intermediate cartridges of 7,62 caliber mm. Mine protection is declared at the same standard 2a. In this case, the car must protect the crew from undermining 6 kg of TNT under the wheel. According to reports, in the current tests used armored car, not equipped with full protection. On the outer panels of the prototype there are signs indicating that it is not equipped with armor, but imitation products.

For boarding the car, four side doors are provided, opening access to two rows of seats. Inside the hull provides five seats, including the driver's seat. In the front row there are two chairs, three more are located behind them. The fighters, located on the back row, have access to the sunroof, which can be equipped with weapons, including remote-controlled. To monitor the road and the environment, a set of bulletproof glass is used. The main element of the glazing is a large windshield. Windows in doors of various shapes were used for the review of side hemispheres: the front ones are equipped with larger glasses of complex shape, and the rear ones - with small rectangular glasses. The stern of the hull is given under the cargo compartment A door is provided for access in the feed sheet.



The combat weight of the Mercedes-Benz LAPV 6.1 armored vehicle is declared at the 6,1 t level, which is reflected in its name. It is possible to transport a payload weighing up to 1,3 tons. It is also possible to tow a trailer weighing up to 2 tons. The maximum speed of the armored vehicle, according to available data, reaches 140 km / h.

Development of the project LAPV 6.1 started in January last year after the appearance of the order from the Ministry of Defense. In accordance with this document, before the end of 2017, Daimler and ACS Armored Car Systems must supply armored vehicles of the LAPV 35 and 5.4 type LAPV 49 vehicles to the customer 6.1. Armored vehicles of the first type were developed several years ago and are already being mass-produced, while the latter were developed only last year and are now being tested.

New armored car LAPV 6.1 is the second car of its family. The first sample, known under the designations LAPV I or LAPV 5.4 (in the second version of the designation indicates the combat mass of the machine), was developed in the middle of the last decade. In 2008, this car was presented to the competition of the armed forces of Germany. The competition did not end with the victory of one of the participants, but it helped the military to make a choice. After the completion of competitive tests, in 2010-14, the German Defense Ministry acquired 127 machines LAPV 5.4, which received a new army designation Enok and were transferred to army and military police units.

In 2014, the first export contract for the supply of LAPV 5.4 machines was completed. The first foreign customer of this technology was Switzerland, which received about a dozen armored cars.



The development of the LAPV project was continued in accordance with the January 2015 contract. In carrying out this order, two German companies must supply several dozen existing vehicles, as well as develop a new armored car and begin its mass production. According to the latest foreign press reports, the LAPV 6.1 prototype machine has now completed part of the tests at German test sites and went to Sweden to check on snowy slopes at low temperatures. Completion of this test phase will allow further work on the new armored car, as well as bring about the beginning of its mass production.

In accordance with the existing contract, the delivery of armored cars of two models of the LAPV family, including the newest LAPV 6.1, must occur before the end of 2017. Judging by the latest reports, the companies implementing the order are still in compliance with the deadlines and are fully capable of transferring all the required equipment to the customer in accordance with the approved schedule.


On the materials of the sites:
http://auto-motor-und-sport.de/
http://defence-blog.com/
http://bmpd.livejournal.com/

Photo report from the test:
http://auto-motor-und-sport.de/bilder/mercedes-g-lapv-erlkoenig-10387175.html
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  1. Blondy
    Blondy 28 January 2016 07: 03
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    Well, it doesn’t touch the strings, like a tiger or a sledgehammer. So, something on wheels with a riveted covered body.
    1. Dmitry 2246
      Dmitry 2246 28 January 2016 10: 46
      -1
      It also struck the squalor of the form.
      Maybe the technique is up to par?
      1. opus
        opus 28 January 2016 13: 21
        +5
        Quote: Dmitry 2246
        Maybe the technique is up to par?

        Of course at the height, it's still the same G-class (461- 463, etc.)



        1. It is not clear why they took 4x4 when there is
        G-KLASSE 6 × 6 FÜR DAS MILITÄR





        2. Honestly from MB I expected more in 21c

        1. Dmitry 2246
          Dmitry 2246 29 January 2016 10: 43
          0
          The riveted case is something from the armored car of grandfather Lenin or a jihadmobile.
          1. Bayonet
            Bayonet 29 January 2016 12: 41
            +1
            Quote: Dmitry 2246
            The riveted case is something from the armored car of grandfather Lenin or a jihadmobile.

            What is riveted there ??? What are you guys laughing ! This is not riveting, but the fastening elements of removable armor panels!
          2. opus
            opus 29 January 2016 21: 00
            +1
            Quote: Dmitry 2246
            Riveted case

            he is frame.
            body spot welding
            and riveted armor plates
        2. Falcon
          Falcon 29 January 2016 11: 42
          +1
          Quote: opus
          1. It is not clear why they took 4x4 when there is
          G-KLASSE 6 × 6 FÜR DAS MILITÄR


          The price of 6 * 6 as a half of the Motherland wassat
          I don’t remember exactly, but it seems about two to three times more expensive than 4 * 4.

          In this situation, it is already possible to take zetros
          1. opus
            opus 29 January 2016 17: 19
            +2
            Quote: Falcon
            The price of 6 * 6 as a half of the Motherland


            ?
            Come on. The front axle on the G stands there 2200-3000euro
            -------------------------------
            Mercedes-Benz LAPV 6.1 with 4x4,3.0 L V6 diesel 181 BHP of power and 400 NM of torque. This engine is mated to 5 speed manual and automatic transmission. The power is transmitted to all four wheels and the armored SUV can hit a top speed of 140 kmph.Gross Combat LAPV 6.1 is 6100 kg, payload mass - 1300 kg.
            I don’t understand how they shoved it in 4x4 ....


            Cost Mercedes G-class AMG 6x6 in Russia - 28 million 60 thousand rubles. (incl. shipping, there. duty, VAT + scrap + fat) and THIS: Model price formed by summing the base cost of the Mercedes G-class AMG 63 and a 6x6 hardware package.




            The militarized version of the "Long Range Patrol Vehicle" has reinforced armor, due to which the mass of the vehicle rose to 6 tons. The main nodes were considered powerful and reliable, therefore they were left unchanged.

            The main aggregate units were considered quite reliable and powerful, so they decided not to replace them. So, under the hood of an SUV installed 5,5-liter engine with 554 hp Aggregated 7-speed automatic transmission AMG Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic.
            This one stands there on 140 000Euro





            And this

            no more than 120000 Euro


            1. opus
              opus 29 January 2016 17: 22
              +2
              Quote: Falcon
              In this situation, it is already possible to take zetros

              in FIG.
              there is Steyr-Daimler-Puch Pinzgauer 718 6x6







            2. Falcon
              Falcon 30 January 2016 08: 42
              +1
              Quote: opus
              This one stands there on 140 000Euro


              Well, it all fits together. If these are local prices, then + VAT + uts.
              VAT 25200 Euro
              TCB 273000r, well, about 3400 Euro.

              Zetros 6 * 6 with us (Russia) looked at the exhibition itself - they said 170000 / 175000 Euros.

              Manchik 6 * 6 480 l / s on a slope with the 130000 Euro robot with us. I vote for him then.

              In exchange, so at such prices Gelek 6 * 6 is purely show off.

              Quote: opus
              there is Steyr-Daimler-Puch Pinzgauer 718 6x6


              This is a goat laughing I have not seen this!
              It’s a really lightweight framework for the superstructure, but with armor do they?

              I look at the wheels at an angle - Tatra bridges or something belay ??
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              2. opus
                opus 30 January 2016 13: 43
                +2
                Quote: Falcon
                In exchange, so at such prices Gelek 6 * 6 is purely show off.

                When I was in my army, I rolled and sold a lot of G 4x4s (to Kazakhs, to us) - I liked it.
                Real machine. 6x6 will be even cooler.
                Achtung: I was not in vain focusing on the total mass of 6,0 tons. For 4x4 this is a lot. Drown. 6x6 is the most

                Well, if I have no faith: you can ask our guys what paths are doing around Ladoga.
                Quote: Falcon
                This is a goat. I have never seen such a thing!
                It’s a really lightweight framework for the superstructure, but with armor do they?


                This is the dream of any fisherman / hunter in the Russian Federation (I have such, but put older, pieces 5)



                There are 4x4 and armored, etc.

                Produces them Steyr-Daimler-Puch

                Only one car, which designed by Steyr-Daimler-Puch engineers and which still produced at the Pooh factories in Graz, - Puch G, better known as Mercedes-Benz G-Class.
                Should I continue? wink

                What only fluff did not do on orders of the Swiss and Austrian armies ..

                Haflinger

                1. opus
                  opus 30 January 2016 13: 43
                  +2
                  Quote: Falcon
                  I look at the wheels at an angle - Tatra bridges or something

                  No, I know the Tatra or the Pukhov Tatras, but it’s true:



                  Suspension independent on all wheels with half shafts swinging relative to the central longitudinal tubular beam. 360 mm ground clearance and almost perfect axle weight distribution. Max. speed 112-120 km / h.
                2. Falcon
                  Falcon 31 January 2016 12: 59
                  +2
                  Quote: opus
                  This is the dream of any fisherman / hunter in the Russian Federation (I have such, but put older, pieces 5)


                  The video was impressive of course, 66 Gas is resting.

                  Quote: opus
                  No, I know the Tatra or the Pukhov Tatras, but it’s true:


                  Honestly, I thought Tatra had a patent for this, no one else does.
                  Interesting machine of course.
  2. ayuric
    ayuric 28 January 2016 07: 24
    +5
    Vigorous symbiosis of Unimog and Gelintvagen, the characteristics must be at their best.
    1. Cruel beaver
      Cruel beaver 28 January 2016 07: 43
      +4
      Gelendvagen ..
      1. Erg
        Erg 28 January 2016 12: 45
        0
        gelendvagen hi
        1. opus
          opus 28 January 2016 13: 27
          +2
          Quote: Erg
          gelendvagen


          SUVs
          .
          No difference
          Vehicle means for moving outside ADV. SUV.
          Toyota Land Cruser is also called in German showrooms SUVs

          Geländewagen is the same as JEEP in the USA.
          Officially G-Class
      2. roman_pilot
        roman_pilot 28 January 2016 14: 45
        +2
        Mulled wine
        1. ayuric
          ayuric 29 January 2016 06: 34
          +1
          and then Ostap suffered ... hi
        2. Bayonet
          Bayonet 29 January 2016 12: 43
          +1
          Quote: roman_pilot
          Mulled wine

          Bukhmobile damn it! lol
  3. sa-ag
    sa-ag 28 January 2016 08: 47
    +1
    What a strange impression, usually the Germans make cars more perfect, it’s as if they saved
  4. itr
    itr 28 January 2016 09: 07
    +1
    Given the cost of Gelendvagen, I suspect this current is for the Minister of Defense or the President, and a soldier will run nearby to save budget
    1. Dym71
      Dym71 28 January 2016 10: 25
      0
      Quote: itr
      Given the cost of Gelendvagen, I suspect this current is for the Minister of Defense or the President, and a soldier will run nearby to save budget


      In the nineties, acquaintances drove from Germany a gelendvagen equipped with a shovel for snow removal, worked at the housing and communal services yes
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      2. gjv
        gjv 28 January 2016 10: 48
        +1
        Quote: Dym71
        worked at housing and communal services

        And the popular among our "cool" 600s served there in a taxi ... bully
        1. Simple
          Simple 28 January 2016 14: 35
          +1
          If you mean w140 (that's what we called the 600s), then they never served in a "taxi", 220 is the same.
          Taxi w124 (there weren’t any of these 600x, much less in a taxi, there are all 200d)
          1. gjv
            gjv 28 January 2016 14: 46
            -1
            Quote: Just
            then they never served in a "taxi",

            He himself traveled as a passenger in these "never" taxis in Munich and Augsburg in 1999-2000. hi
            1. opus
              opus 28 January 2016 17: 52
              +1
              Quote: gjv
              in these "never" taxis in Munich and Augsburg in 1999-2000

              You have not confused the case with Ukraine (Kiev))?




              Germany country rich (unlike Ukraine) and there it is (as in Ukraine) not accepted

              I will support "just"
              1.No of course there are exceptions:

              But I doubt you personally used the samev (or W140) PKW. costly
              2.In Bavaria, the Bawarische Motor Werke (BMW) is still more common
              3.And EXACTLY none of
              Quote: Just
              our "cool"
              ,in his right mind, he won’t buy the S600 after a taxi. Even tight-drawn (they just make fun of him).
              Even if it was not "colored" at the factory, but


              This is in those days.
              And now Angebot Naxi Gebr. Wagen sind nicht so vile (zbTaxi Gebrauchtwagen bei AutoScout24)

              Ganz wenig PKW Taxi MB S600 request
          2. Megatron
            Megatron 28 January 2016 15: 07
            0
            5 liters were even 7.3
          3. code54
            code54 29 January 2016 08: 12
            +1
            Exactly, there wasn’t exactly 600x! Body 140 with a small diesel engine! Taxi, 6 liters, yeah right now! The German will be strangled!
    2. the47th
      the47th 1 February 2016 12: 29
      0
      This is brought to us by the G500. And in Germany there are rogue configurations with UAZ-Hunter level equipment and a corresponding price.
  5. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 28 January 2016 20: 03
    -1
    Yes, to hell with your technique and design.
    What are they experiencing in extreme sports with the Swedes? The Swedes and the lightest armored car for NATO are no worse.
    Germans are preparing to fight in the Arctic? Honestly a surprise.
  6. alpamys
    alpamys 28 January 2016 22: 14
    +1
    Quote: Blondy
    Well, it doesn’t touch the strings, like a tiger or a sledgehammer. So, something on wheels with a riveted covered body.

    oh well to drive ... a normal car, gelendvagen sheathed armor.
  7. Izotovp
    Izotovp 28 January 2016 23: 18
    0
    Good base, good groundwork. And they are also going to upgrade the civilian version, including expanding the base. So what else is destined for them a long life)))
  8. 0389db
    0389db 29 January 2016 05: 51
    +2
    Yes, a cool car turned out, unimaginable portal axles that could not be killed, 37 "wheels on badlock disks with centralized pumping, forced 100% locking of interwheel differentials, 2 backpack shock absorbers for each wheel, a simple and reliable engine. In terms of driving performance, the car should be simply excellent , plus to everything, it has retained a large unification in terms of units with civilian and semi-civilian production vehicles.
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  10. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 29 January 2016 15: 37
    +1
    The units are high-quality, the Germans are able to do and think when they do. They will succeed. Here from the G class face only.
  11. aba
    aba 30 January 2016 18: 44
    0
    ABOUT! Gelendvagen replacement is preparing. The oligarchs are probably rubbing their hands in anticipation. laughing