ABRA

     Notes: This German vehicle is an M-113A1G (the German-made version of the M-113 APC) mounting a counterbattery radar.  The radar may be raised up to 10 meters above the ground and has a range of 25 km.  The vehicle is amphibious only when the radar is folded against the hull.  The ABRA has a 5 kW generator on the roof for running the radar with the engine off, to conserve fuel.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$242,380

D, A

400 kg

13.3 tons

4

8

Radar, Passive IR

Shielded

 

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Type

Config

Susp

Armor

113/79

26/19/3

360

97

Radar Vehicle

Trtd

T2

TF2  TS2  TR2  HF6  HS4  HR4

 

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

None

None

M-2HB (C)

1000x.50

 

TH-301/TAM

     Notes: This is a light tank designed in the mid-1970s for the Argentine Army as a companion to the VCTP armored personnel carrier.  Based on a lengthened Marder chassis, the TAM (Tanque Argentino Mediano, the Argentine name for the vehicle) is topped with a turret mounting a 105mm NATO gun.  Budgetary difficulties cut short the sales to Argentina, but then some of the surplus was sold to Malaysia and Thailand after upgrading, and production was ramped up again.  (These vehicles are known as TH-301s.)  There is a driverís hatch on the front left of the deck; the turret is mounted in the rear of the vehicle with a commander and loaderís hatches on the turret deck.  In the rear of the hull is a door that is normally used for resupply, but can be used as a quick exit for the crew if the vehicle is taken out of action. 

     Twilight 2000 Notes: When the Twilight War intervened, production and the undelivered vehicles were shifted to domestic use.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

TH-301

$289,188

D, A

400 kg

31.6 tons

4

11

Passive IR, Image Intensification

Shielded

TAM

$238,161

D, A

400 kg

31.6 tons

4

11

Passive IR

Shielded

 

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

TH-301

167/117

40/28

650+400

260

Trtd

T4

TF26  TS8  TR8  HF32  HS6  HR6

TAM

166/116

39/27

650+400

259

Trtd

T4

TF26  TS8  TR8  HF32  HS6  HR6

 

Vehicle

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

TH-301

+4

Good

105mm Gun, MG-3, MG-3 (C)

50x105mm, 3000x7.62mm

TAM

+3

Fair

105mm Gun, MG-3, M-2HB (C)

50x105mm, 1500x7.62mm, 900x.50

 

Wiesel 1

     Notes: The Wiesel 1 is a light and inexpensive scout vehicle used by the German Army by the hundreds.  They are easy to build, fast and maneuverable, and can be serviced using common automotive parts.  The standard version uses a 20mm autocannon, but the design is very versatile and had spawned numerous variants, some of which are listed below.  The autocannon carriers typically have a crew of two, with the driver in the front right of the hull and the commander in the turret.  They may be easily carried in aircraft and heavy helicopters, dropped by parachute or LAPES, or sling loaded by helicopters as small as the Black Hawk. 

     Twilight 2000 Notes: Dozens of these vehicles were used by the US 82nd Airborne Division and 75th Ranger Regiment during the Twilight War. 

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

Wiesel 1/20mm

$134,962

G, A

300 kg

2.8 tons

2

2

Passive IR

Enclosed

Wiesel 1 BTM-208

$36,586

G, A

300 kg

2.86 tons

2

2

Passive IR

Enclosed

Wiesel 1/30mm

$198,914

G, A

300 kg

2.91 tons

2

2

Passive IR

Shielded

 

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

Wiesel 1/20mm

111/78

26/18

80

31

CiH

T2

TF3  TS3  TR3  HF4  HS2  HR2

Wiesel 1 BTM-208

120/84

28/19

80

40

CiH

T2

TF3  TS3  TR3  HF4  HS2  HR2

Wiesel 1/30mm

86/60

20/14

80

48

CiH

T2

TF3  TS3  TR3  HF4  HS2  HR2

 

Vehicle

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

Wiesel 1/20mm

+2

Fair

20mm Rh-202 Autocannon

400x20mm

Wiesel 1 BTM-208

+1

Basic

M-2HB, MG-3

500x.50, 500x7.62mm

Wiesel 1/30mm

+2

Fair

30mm RMK-30 Autocannon, MG-3

300x30mm, 200x7.62mm