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Eurosatory 2018: KMW pursues new amphibious fighting vehicle development

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) unveiled a concept demonstrator for its self-funded Amphibious Protected Vehicle Tracked (APVT) programme.
The first example is configured as an armoured personnel carrier (APC), which is operated by a two-person crew and carries eight dismounts.
The hull is of welded steel with additional buoyancy aids fitted to either side.
According to KMW, the APVT is 9.46 m long, 3.0 m wide, and 2.7 m tall with a gross vehicle weight of 30 tonnes. It carries a five-tonne payload capacity for the weapon station, ammunition, fuel, and crew.
The APVT is fully amphibious and is propelled in the water by a single waterjet.Photo by: Krauss-Maffei Wegmann
The vehicle is fitted with a hydropneumatic decoupled suspension system, which enables it to cross a 2.5 m trench and climb a vertical obstacle of up to 0.8 m.
janes.com