Mbombe

The Mbombe is a mine-protected, high-mobility armoured fighting vehicle produced by Paramount Group from South Africa that was launched in 2010. "Mbombe" is named after an African warrior.


Mbombe
Class Vehicle
Type Infantry Combat Vehicle
Manufacturer Paramount Group
Origin South Africa
Country Name Origin Year
South Africa 2010
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Jordan View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Paramount Group 2010 View

Vehicle specifications

The Mbombe's unladen weight is 16 tonnes. Its maximum combat weight is 27 tonnes with a crew of 11. It has 6x6 wheel drive for use on different kinds of terrain. Its maximum speed is 100 km/h; its range is 700 km.

The Mbombe has a 300 kW Cummins ISBe4 diesel engine and an Allison 6 speed automatic transmission.

Armour

The Mbombe hull meets STANAG 4569 Level 4, which means the vehicle can withstand a 10 kg TNT blast under its hull or any wheel station. As standard, the Mbombe can protect its crew against Rocket-propelled grenades, while additional modules protect against IEDs, up to 50 kg TNT at 5 metres.

Armament

The Mbombe is armed with a heavy machine gun or an autocannon. The Mbombe can be fitted with day and night vision equipment.

Functions

The Mbombe can be configured as an Armoured Personnel Carrier, Combat Vehicle, Command Vehicle or ambulance.

Type Armoured Infantry Vehicle
Place of origin South Africa
Production history
Manufacturer Paramount Group
Produced 2010–present
Specifications
Weight Curb: 16,000 kg
Combat: 27,000 kg
Crew 2+1+8
Armor Ballistic protection: STANAG 4569 level IV (Crew Protection against 14.5 HMG attacks) and mine blast protection: STANAG 4569 Level IV and RPG (10 kg of TNT under hull), anti-tank mine
Engine Cummins ISBe4 Turbo Diesel(336kW (450 hp) and 16000N Turbo Diesel)
Ground clearance 430 mm
Operational
range
700km (435 mi)
Speed 100km/h

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