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Armored Vehicles & Heavy Equipment Factory Al Shibl Light Armored Vehicles

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Armored Vehicles & Heavy Equipment Factory Al Shibl Light Armored Vehicles


Shibl 2 has an extended wheelbase, it is equipped with a combat module armed with an 12,7-mm machine gun. Car crew three people plus six paratroopers

Armored Vehicles & Heavy Equipment Factory of Saudi Arabia, part of the Military Industries Corporation, has developed the Al Shibl 1 and Al Shibl 2 (Lion Cub) light armored vehicles to meet the needs of Saudi Arabia and other potential customers in the Middle East.

Both armored vehicles 4x4 are already in service with the armed forces of the Kingdom, but orders from other countries have not been received.

In order to reduce operating and logistics costs, both vehicles are based on the modified Japanese Land Cruiser 4x4 Japanese chassis, which is widely used in civil and military sectors in the Middle East, with Toyota having a fairly extensive dealer network.

On the Toyota Land Cruiser chassis, an all-welded body of armored steel is installed, providing protection from small arms fire. weaponsconforming to STANAG 4569 standard 1 level (7,62-mm bullet).

Both cars have a similar layout with a protected engine compartment in the front and a habitable compartment in the rest of the car.

The commander and the driver are sitting right behind the engine compartment, the cabin windshield is bulletproof. Each of them has a door that opens with a bulletproof glass window.

Depending on the configuration, the rear compartment has fire embrasures with appropriate surveillance devices.

Both versions have a stern door and a sunroof, into which, depending on the combat mission, various weapons can be installed.

Both armored cars are equipped with a gasoline engine with an 221 horsepower, coupled with a manual transmission. The power unit allows you to develop a maximum speed on the highway 120 km / h.

On the "Lvyaty" installed wide wheels with anti-worn inserts, which allows you to drive some distance on the lowered wheels.

Standardly, the machines are equipped with an electrical system on 24 volts, windows with bullet-proof glass, a protected fuel tank at the bottom of the chassis and a floodlight mounted on the roof that can be controlled from the inside of the machine.

The smaller model Al Shibl 1 has a wheelbase 2,31 meter, a combat weight of 3,6 tons and, as a rule, a crew of three people, a driver commander and a gunner.

Al Shibl 1 can be used as a light reconnaissance vehicle with a 12,7-mm M2 HB machine gun mounted on the roof in a secure installation. Alternatively, an 7,62-mm machine gun or an 40-mm automatic grenade launcher can be installed.

The Al Shibl 2 model has an increased 3,18 wheelbase of meters and a 4,6 combat mass of tons, can be used as an armored personnel carrier and, in addition to a crew of three, can carry six fully equipped fighters landing through the stern door.

This machine can be installed remotely controlled combat module, armed with 12.7-mm machine gun M2 HB, which is aimed at the target using the display shooter, sitting in the case.

Along with the additional protection kits, both armored vehicles are also equipped with smoke grenade launchers, a camera system for an all-view 360 °, and a navigation system. Ahead can be installed with a power drive winch for evacuation tasks.



Al Shibl 1 has a shorter wheelbase. In the photo with a secure installation with 12,7-mm machine gun, usually used for reconnaissance tasks

options

Sanitary and control point

The manufacturer of these machines offers to use the basic version of the BTR for a variety of specialized tasks, for example, as an ambulance and control point.

Tuwaiq MRAP

Back in 2013, the company showed a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) category car with enhanced mine protection and Tuwaiq 4x4 improvised explosive devices based on the Mercedes-Benz UNIMOG U-5000 44 off-road chassis. But this car remained at the stage of the prototype.



Tuwaiq MRAP 4x4

Upgrades

In addition to the Al Shibl 1 and 2 armored cars, the company overhauled and modernized Saudi army armored vehicles AML 60 (with 60-mm mortar) and AML 90 (with 90-mm cannon) manufactured by the French company Panhard Defense, as well as the Saudi version of the BTR-MXUMAN as well as the Saudi version of the BTR-MXUMAN as well as the Saudi version of the Panhard Defense, a French company, as well as the Saudi version of the BTR MXUMAN gun, and the Saudi version of the Panhard Defense, a French company, as well as the Saudi version of the BTR MX-MOTAN gun, and the Saudi version of the Panhard Defense French company, as well as the Saudi version of the BTR MX-MOTAN gun, and the Saudi version of the Panhard Defense company, as well as the Saudi version of the BTR MX-MOTAN gun, also produced by the French company Panhard Defense, as well as by the Saudi version of the BTR-MXUMAN MOTOR gun

The company also developed a reservation kit for High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) armored vehicles produced by the American AM General, as well as a number of specialized vehicles based on the Toyota Land Cruiser chassis in addition to the described Al Shibl 1 and Al Shibl 2.

These include the 106-mm M40 recoilless gun based on the chassis with a short wheelbase and a multi-purpose vehicle with a long wheelbase based on the Toyota Land Cruiser chassis.

Also this Saudi company offers special escort vehicles used by the police and paramilitary forces.

Armored 8x8

At the end of the 80s, the company developed the 8x8 BTR and the 8x8 armored car, armed with an 90-mm cannon; a small amount was made, after which production was discontinued.

Al Shibl 1 Specifications

Crew: 3
Length Overall: 3,9 M
Width, overall: 1,76 m
Height
overall: 2,51 m
On the roof of the case: 1,86 m
Ground clearance: 0,328 m
Wheelbase 2,31 m
Weight
standard: 3000 kg
combat: 3600 kg
Carrying capacity: 600 kg
Configuration: wheel, 4x4
Power density: 63,33 hp / t
Maximum speed: 120 km / h
Gasoline engine, hp xnumx
Transmission: Manual
Electrical system: 24 volts
Night vision devices: optional
The system of protection against weapons of mass destruction: no
Booking: armor steel

Al Shibl 2 Specifications

Crew: 2 + 6
Length Overall: 5,01 M
Width, overall: 1,76 m
Height
overall: 2,575 m
On the roof of the case: 2,02 m
Ground clearance: 0,328 m
Wheelbase 3,18 m
Weight
standard: 3600 kg
combat: 4600 kg
Carrying capacity: 1000 kg
Configuration: wheel, 4x4
Power density: 49,56 hp / t
Maximum speed: 120 km / h
Gasoline engine, hp xnumx
Transmission: Manual
Electrical system: 24 volts
Night vision devices: optional
The system of protection against weapons of mass destruction: no
Booking: armor steel







Materials used:
www.avf.com.sa
www.army-guide.com
www.idexuae.ae
www.liveinternet.ru
www.wikipedia.org
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  1. tchoni
    tchoni 18 February 2016 07: 47
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    As a little advertising gives. Especially the end of the article.
    The use of the Landcruiser chassis as a donor is somewhat puzzling. It seems to me that the L-200 chassis would fit much better.
    1. Vend
      Vend 18 February 2016 09: 34
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      It looks nice, but what is it like for a test drive, this is a question. And amused the canisters hanging from the outside wink
      1. tchoni
        tchoni 18 February 2016 10: 47
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        And what to test it? Kruzak he is Kruzak! -) Here it would be interesting to look at the landing party. Yes, and dub would be nice to see and try. What is there good stuffed in the LMS? -)
  2. 31rus
    31rus 18 February 2016 14: 11
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    Dear, it will do for their theater of action, but the fact that there are no orders speaks for itself, I think it will not
  3. APASUS
    APASUS 18 February 2016 21: 34
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    In my opinion this is a car from the Georgian Didgori series, the car is not designed for off-road paved roads.
  4. patetlao
    patetlao 2 March 2016 14: 46
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    Forgot to specify shushpanzer site as the source of some photos:

    http://shushpanzer-ru.livejournal.com/1975076.html

    http://shushpanzer-ru.livejournal.com/1975654.html

    http://shushpanzer-ru.livejournal.com/2275276.html