The Pandur 6 wheeled version

The Pandur is a modular all-wheel-drive  wheeled armoured vehicle. It is produced in six or eight wheeled versions.

It was developed by the Austrian company Steyr-Daimler-Puch Spezialfahrzeuge and is currently in production for the defence forces of Portugal and the Czech Republic. Steyr-Daimler-Puch Spezialfahrzeuge is part of General Dynamics European Land Combat Systems, which is also the parent company of Mowag of Switzerland and Santa Barbara Sistemas of Spain.

The construction is an all-welded steel hull with optional armour upgrades. The basic armour package is designed to protect against 7.62mm (0.3in) to 14.5mm armour piercing rounds (Customer is allowed to choose armour thickness). The vehicle is designed to be transportable in a Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules transport aircraft.

The driver is seated on the left at the front and the engine is to the right. The driver is provided with a single piece hatch cover as well as three day periscopes, one of which can be replaced by a passive periscope for night missions. The vehicle is fitted with a two stage synchronised distribution gear box for both road and cross country use.

Improved suspension will be fitted for optimum cross country mobility. It is designed to take a number of turret systems, such as the SP 30 turret also mounted on the ASCOD AFV of the Spanish and Austrian Armies, or can be used as a standard APC with a mounted machine gun.

With the turret the vehicle can carry six infantry. Without the turret, it can carry 12.

PANDUR Specifications
Type Six and eight wheeled armoured vehicles
Manufacturer General Dynamics European Land Combat Systems
Crew Six wheeled 2 + 10 troops, eight wheeled 2 + 12 troops
Armament 12.7mm and 7.62mm machine guns
Length six wheeled 6.6m eight wheeled 7.54m
Height 2.08m
Width 2.68m
Weight six wheeled 15.5 tonnes eight wheeled 22 tonnes
Powerplant Steyr WD 612 diesel engine producing 298kW for the six wheeled version and 335kW for the eight wheeled
Performance Max speed 110km/h, range 650km
Variants Armoured reconnaissance/ fire support with a Cockerill 90mm turret and a Mark 8 gun, armoured personnel carrier, amphibious variant, anti-tank guided missile carrier, 81mm mortar carrier, command and control variants