Yesterday we just mentioned the latest Swiss combat vehicles Mowag Piranha V, which we still cannot get, as it turned out that Denmark sends to Ukraine 25 units of MOWAG Piranha IIIC. Yes, it is two generations older, but still, a very good vehicle that our soldiers will need.
Danmark sender ca. 25 stk gamle Piranha 3 PMV’er + ca. 50 stk PMV M113 til #Ukraine sammen med panserminer, tunge mortérer og tusindvis af mortérgranater @forsvaretdk @Forsvarsmin #dkforsvar #dkpol https://t.co/3AjILddfqL
— Peter Ernstved Rasmussen (@ernstved) April 29, 2022
Mowag Piranha is a family of Swiss wheeled combat vehicles that has been developing since 1972. In the Mowag Piranha line, the manufacturer of which became part of the General Dynamics European Land Systems, there are 4×4, 6×6, 8×8, and even 10× 0 platforms on the basis of which many variants of BM have been created, from tank destroyer, armored personnel carrier and police cars to command vehicles, medical evacuators, reconnaissance and even a construction machine.
Piranhas of various versions and years are in the service of the armies of Switzerland, Denmark, Spain, Romania, Sweden, Ireland, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Chile and many others. The most modern version, the Mowag Piranha V, is considered one of the best infantry fighting vehicles of today. The Danish army is now switching to Piranha V, sending its Piranha IIIC for storage and to Ukraine.
The MOWAG Piranha IIIC is a 2007 vehicle that can carry up to 11 people at 100 km / h, is armed with a 12.7 mm heavy machine gun, can swim and has armor that can withstand even a rocket-propelled grenade shot or a mine explosion. Yes, it’s not a Piranha V, but it’s also very good, so thank you very much, Denmak!
Crew – 3 people
Passengers – up to 11
Weight – 18.5 t
Length – 7.57 m
Width – 2.71 m
Height – 2.66 m
Armament – 12.7 mm Lemur OHW machine gun
Engine – diesel Caterpillar C9
Engine power – 400 hp
Maximum speed (road) – 100 km/h
Speed (water) – 10 km/h
Operational range – 750 km
Gradient – 60%
Side slope – 30%
Vertical step – 0.6 m
Trench – 2 m
Fording – 1,5 m