FNSS ACV-300 ARV

     Notes:  This is basically a more capable variant of the AIFV ARV, and is designed for the repair and recovery of like-sized vehicles, including light and medium wheeled vehicles.  The ACV-300 ARV has a winch has a capacity of 9.07 tons and 100 meters of cable and can be pulled to the front or rear, with the drum inside the lower hull. The ACV-300 ARV has a crane has a capacity of 3.09 tons and a reach of 5 meters at full power; lifting power decreases as the crane approaches 7 meters, which it is maximum reach.  The vehicle is equipped with the following tools: basic, excavating, tracked vehicle, wheeled vehicle, small arms, heavy ordinance, and an air compressor.  The ACV-300 ARV can replace up to 5 ERA blocks, and carries a selection of spare parts.  It can tow a trailer that is designed to take no driving ability away from the ACV-300 ARV, and normally carries more spare parts and a small workshop for more detailed work. There is no blade or outriggers for stability, but the treads and wheels can be positively locked in place.  The rear retains the rear ramp that the ACV has, along with the door in the ramp. 

     The gunner's cupola remains, and is armed with a heavy machinegun or automatic grenade launcher.  The commander's position is likewise retained, and has its own weapon; both the gunner and commanderís cupola have all-around vision blocks, and can replace the middle vision block with a night vision block.  The driver has vision blocks in a semicircle around the front and sides, and the middle one can be replaced with a night vision block.  The commander's machinegun may aim and fire (but not reload) under fire.

     ACV-300-based vehicles, in general, use a hull similar to the AIFV, though the armor is a bit better than the AIFV, and some additional attention is paid to belly armor. The hull front and sides incorporate spaced armament with ceramic sandwich panels.  The engine remains a Detroit Diesel 6V-53T developing 300 horsepower, along with a fully automatic transmission along with a conventional driverís station.  The ACV-300 ARV is fully amphibious, propelled in water by its tracks.  The firing ports, except for the one in the rear door, have been deleted.  Only one passenger seat is provided; normally he monitors the vehicle's position and where they are supposed to be, and gives the correct courses to the driver.  He has the equivalent of a BMS and a GPS, as well as a laptop with digital versions or field and tech manuals.  He is facing to the rear at a sort of desk.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$952,600

D, A

1.2 tons

14 tons

4

12

Passive IR (D, G, C), WL/IR Spotlight (C)

Shielded

 

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

155/108

43/30/4

410

111

Stnd

T2

HF6Sp  HS4Sp  HR4Sp*

 

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

None

None

M-2HB or Mk 19 (G), M2HB (C)

4000x.50 or 2000x.50 and 635x40mm

Belly armor is 4Sp; roof armor is 4

 

FNSS ACV-15-AEV

     The ACV-15 AEV is based on the stretched ACV-15 chassis, and was built not only to give the crew more room to work but carry engineer supplies.  Engineer supplies include two engineer demo chests and 40 kilograms of C4 to remove obstacles; other supplies include a chain saw, a round saw, and numerous chains and ropes for dragging obstacles free.  Also included is an enhanced pioneer tool kit, and a non-powered tool to split logs which is more efficient than simply wailing on it with an axe.  (An axe and an adze are part of the pioneer tool package, of course.) The armor package is improved in the same manner as the ACV-15, and the gunner has an OHWS with a modernized version of the M-2HB, with a QCB modification. 

     The driver and commander are in the same place as on the ACV-300 ARC, except that the commander is on a raised cupola that can be manually rotated.  The gunner's position is replaced with the OHWS station. The vehicle is heated and air-conditioned, and it has a collective NBC system for the crew to hook up when on board.  The vehicle has a raised roof similar to the CPV version, and a winch with a capacity of 10 tons and 100 meters of cable.

     The vehicle is powered by a Detroit Diesel 6V-53T, an upgraded version which develops 350 horsepower.  Transmission is automatic, and a mine rake can be attacked to the drive sprocket which has an AV of 8 vs. mines (it will not protect the vehicle).

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$1,249,169

D, A

3 tons

20 tons

4

12

Passive IR (D, G, C), Thermal Imaging (G), WL/IR Spotlight (C)

Shielded

 

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

128/90

36/25

501

125

Stnd

T2

TF6Sp  TS5Sp  TR4  HF12Sp  HS9Sp  HR7Sp*

 

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

None

None

M-2HB

3000x.50, 20 kg C4, Engineer Demo Chest

*Belly armor is 5Sp, except under the driver and gunner, where it is 6Sp.