BMC - Kirpi

BMC Kirpi is a Turkish made MRAP named after the hedgehog. The purpose of design and production of mine-resistant armored personnel carrier Kirpi is to serve in Turkish Armed Forces. Kirpi is designed and manufactured by BMC.

Country Name Origin Year
Turkey (Ottoman Empire) 2010
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Tunisia View
Turkey (Ottoman Empire) View

Type Infantry mobility vehicle
Place of origin Turkey
Service history
In service Active (in service)
Used by Operators
Production history
Designer BMC (Turkey)
Manufacturer BMC (Turkey)
Variants (4x4) and (6x6)
Specifications
Weight 16 tons
Length 6.0 m (short version)(4x4) and 7.075 m (long version)(4x4)
Width 2.51 m (4x4)
Height 2.86 m (4x4)
Crew 9-15
Armor STANAG 4569 Level 3 (MRAP) a
Main
armament
7.62 or 12.7 mm machine guns
Engine CUMMINS ISBE 275 or CUMMINS ISLE 350
ISBE 275 : 271 PS at 2100 rpm and ISLE 350 345 PS at 2100 rpm
Transmission Allison 3000 type 3000SP
Suspension Leaf spring
Ground clearance 345 mm
Fuel capacity 310 liter
Operational
range
1000 km at 60 km/h

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