Unibuffel

The Unibuffel is a mine-protected wheeled MRAP used by the Sri Lankan military.


Unibuffel
Class Vehicle
Type Armoured Fighting Vehicle
Manufacturer Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Origin Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
Country Name Origin Year
Ceylon (Sri Lanka) 2000
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Ceylon (Sri Lanka) 2000 View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers 2000 View

Although similar to the South African Buffel, it is built entirely by the Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME). Used very often by the Sri Lankan forces both as an armoured fighting vehicle and for protection against mines and IEDs and so played a major role in the Sri Lanka civil war. The Unibuffel is the improved version of the Unicorn which was also built by the SLEME. More than 53 Unibuffels had been manufactured as of 2006. The vehicle is powered by a TATA engine which can deal easily with rough terrain.

Type Armoured personnel carrier
Place of origin  Sri Lanka
Service history
In service 2000 - Present
Used by Sri Lanka
Production history
Designer Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Manufacturer Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Unit cost 4 Million rupee
Produced 2000 - Present
Specifications
Weight 6.14 t
Length 5.1 m (16.73 ft)
Width 2.05 m (6.73 ft)
Height 2.95 m (9.68 ft)
Crew 2 + 10 passengers
Armor Classified
Main
armament
Twin 7.62mm MG (front)
Secondary
armament
Twin 7.62mm MG (rear)
Engine TATA Diesel Engine
Suspension 4×4 wheeled
Operational
range
1000 km (621.37 mi)
Speed Road 96km/h (59.61 mph)
Off-road 30km/h (18.64 mph)

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