DAF YP-408

The DAF YP-408 is a Dutch 6×8 armoured personnel carrier, with three out of four axles driven by the typical DAF H-drive. It has a 6-litre, 6-cylinder diesel engine with a 5-speed gearbox and a 2-speed transfer case.

Prototypes were developed in the late 1950s, with the production of 750 vehicles taking place in the 1960s. The YP-408 entered service in 1964 and remained in use with the Dutch army until 1987.

A few examples are still used by the Polícia Aérea (Portuguese Air Force military police) in the air base security role.

DAF YP-408
Class Vehicle
Type Armoured Fighting Vehicle
Manufacturer DAF Trucks
Origin Netherlands
Country Name Origin Year
Netherlands 1964
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Netherlands View
Portugal View
Suriname View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
DAF Trucks View

Type Wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier
Place of origin Netherlands
Service history
Used by  Netherlands
 Portugal
 Suriname
Specifications
Weight 9.9 t
Length 6.23 m
Width 2.4 m
Height 1.87 m
Crew 2 + 10 Passengers
Armor 8 - 16 mm
Main
armament
1 x 12.7 mm MG
Secondary
armament
1 x 7.62 mm MG
Engine diesel
hp
Suspension 6 x 8 wheel
Operational
range
300 km
Speed Road: 82 km/h

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