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Viking BVS10 All Terrain Vehicle (Protected) ATV(P)

Viking (BvS10) is a fully amphibious armoured all-terrain vehicle, which consists of two tracked vehicle units linked by a steering mechanism.

Viking (BvS10) is a fully amphibious armoured all-terrain vehicle, which consists of two tracked vehicle units linked by a steering mechanism. The UK Ministry of Defence initially ordered 108 Vikings from BAE Systems, Land Systems Hagglunds (formerly Alvis Hagglunds), in three variants Troop Carrier (TCV), Command Vehicle (CV) and repair Recovery Vehicle (RCV).

In 2007 and 2008 additional orders were made for 21 and 14 vehicles respectively.

The Viking BVS10 All Terrain Vehicle (Protected) ATV(P) is the third generation of articulated vehicles produced by BAE Systems Hagglunds of Sweden.

The Viking is a follow-on from the BV202 and the BV206. BV stands for 'Bandvagen' in Swedish which means that it is driven via rubber tracks.

The UK currently operates three variants of the vehicle: The Troop Carrying Variant (TCV) capable of carrying 2 crew plus 10 passengers; the Command Variant (CV), which carries 2 crew plus up to 8 passengers with the rear cab being designed as an enhanced digital communications platform and the Repair and Recovery Variant (RRV), carrying 4 specialist maintenance vehicle mechanic crewmen. The rear cab of the RRV carries a HIAB crane, a full mobile workshop, an air compressor and a 9 tonne capacity capstan winch, together with hydraulic anchors. All three variants are fully air-portable under a Chinook helicopter, either complete or in two separate front and rear component parts and are able to carried by a C-130.

In October 2008, the UK MoD announced plans to procure 100 new vehicles to replace Viking vehicles operating in Afghanistan. The new vehicle is to be called Warthog. In December 2008, the MoD announced that the Warthog will be based on the Singapore Technologies Kinetics Bronco all-terrain vehicle, which will be delivered by the end of 2009.


VIKING BVS10 ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE (PROTECTED) ATV(P) Specifications
Weight 12,744kg
Engine Cummins 5.9ltr, 6-cylinder Euro 3 diesel engine
Max Speed 65kph
Length 8.3m
Width 2.75m
Height 2.83m
Weapons GPMG 7.62mm, HMG 12.5mm, 2 x smoke grenade dischargers

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