Steyr-Daimler-Puch Pandur ARRV

     Notes: The Austrians have been producing the relatively-new Pandur ARRV to recover their expanding numbers of Pandur-based vehicles, and also other wheeled vehicles.  The Pandur is also used by Belgium, Kuwait, Slovenia, and the US (mostly to recover Strykers, Marine LAV-series vehicles, and Pandur APCs at the JLTV). American Pandurs and Kuwaiti Pandurs were manufactured under license in the US by AV Technology.

     The driver is on the front left with the commander on the right behind the powerpack.  He has conventional controls and has power steering, only on the front four wheels. The hatch opens to the left and had three wide-angle vision blocks; the center one can be removed and replaced by a night vision block. The commander has a hatchway which is raised slightly, though it has no rotating cupola.  The commander, like most Austrian vehicles, is armed with a heavy machinegun, though the mount will take a minigun, GPMG, Grenade Launcher, or light machinegun/SAW. He also has a WL spotlight on a low pole.  To the rear of the driverís hatch is a large two-piece hatch cover for crewmembers.  This also has a WL spotlight, though not on a pole. The twin doors on the rear face are retained. The Pandur ARRV has a capstan-type winch which is led out the front  and has a pulling capacity of 25 tons.  The Pandur ARRV has a winch on the left side with a capacity of 3 tons, enough to lift a Pandur powerpack or most Pandur turrets.  It has a range of 9 meters and can be pivoted 250 degrees. When the crane is used, a stabilizer is lowered at each corner; they can also be used when using the winch.  An additional stabilizer is found at the center of each side of the hull. The front has a dozer blade, which can also be used for stabilization and is normally used with the winch. The Pandur ARRV is 6x6 (though it steers only on the front four wheels), and the tires have central tire pressure regulation.

     Performance is similar to the Pandur APC, as it used the same suspension, chassis, engine, and transmission.  The hull is of welded steel armor, with bolts in a few places such as the powerpack retention bolts and wheel nuts.  The engine is a Steyr WD turbocharged diesel developing 260 horsepower. Itís transmission is American-made and is automatic, with a torque convertor that can transfer the 240 horsepower of the engine power into torque. It has a lockup clutch.  Some countriesí Pandur ARRVs have a collective NBC system, and some have an NBC Overpressure system.  They have air conditioning and heating, a full set of repair and recovery tools, and an arc welder; a selection of spare parts (usually for the Pandur, or vehicle to be recovered and repaired) are carried.

     An additional passive armor package is often found on Pandur-series vehicles.  This includes the Pandur ARRV.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

Pandur ARRV

$307,384

D, A

3 tons

13.5 tons

4

12

Passive IR (D), WL Spotlight (x2)

Shielded

Pandur ARRV w/Applique

$312,292

D, A

2.92 tons

13.84 tons

4

16

Passive IR (D), WL Spotlight (x2)

Shielded

 

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor*

Pandur ARRV

147/74

41/21/4

275

90

Stnd

W(3)

HF6  HS4  HR3

Pandur ARRV w/Applique

143/72

40/20/4

275

91

Stnd

W(3)

HF10Sp  HS6Sp  HR4

 

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

None

None

M-2HB (C)

2100x.50

*The front dozer blade has an AV of 6.  Depending on what the blade is raised to (or not raised), the blade gives the Pandur ARRV a bonus frontal AV of 6Sp.