Armored vehicles: Springbuck® IV APC

By: Dtm  11-11-2011
Keywords: Vehicle, Armoured Personnel Carrier, Command Vehicle

The Springbuck APC, which derived its name from the antelope known for its toughness and sure-footed dexterity, is owned in its design and entirety by DTM.

This permanent 4x4 with its powerful MWM engine carries driver + 10.  With B6 ballistic protection upgradeable to B7, the all-steel armoured v-shaped hull is designed to withstand a TM57 landmine under the hull or two under any wheel.  The standard configuration can be easily adapted to various applications and by the addition of turret-mounted weaponry the vehicle can be effectively used as a combat vehicle.  Using internationally available drive-line components for assured reliability as well as availability of parts.

The standard configuration and modular interior layout of the Springbuck can be readily adapted to various applications such as:

  • Ambulance
  • Armoured personnel carrier
  • Cash-in-transit vehicle
  • Combat vehicle
  • Command vehicle
  • Riot control vehicle
  • Tactical patrol vehicle

We offer our users a package of total life cycle support providing maintenance, repairs, logistical information, product support, training and field support.

Vehicle specifications:

Length: 5883mm
Width: 2363mm
Height: 2720mm
Wheel Base: 3562mm
Ground Clearance: 343mm (under axle)
Angle of Approach & Departure: 48˚
Tare: 7400kg
Payload: 4100kg
GVM: 11500kg
Seating: 11 (driver + 10)
Top Speed: 110km/h+
Gradeability: 70% (low range)
Turning Circle: 14.7m (curb to curb)
Standard Tank Size: 140 litres
Tank Range: +-600km
Tank Optional: 260 litres
Ballistic Protection: B6 upgradeable to B7
Mine Protection: 2 x TM57 landmines (14kg TNT) or equivalent under any wheel
1 x TM57 landmine (7kg TNT) or equivalent directly under hull
Engine Make: MWM
Engine Model: 4.10T
Engine Type: Diesel turbo-charged, 4-cylinder in line, water-cooled
Displacement: 4300cm3
Max Power:
Max Torque:
Transmission:
Allison automatic
Transfer Case:
Rockwell 2-speed with lock-up
Steering System: Hydraulically assisted re-circulated ball
RHD/LHD: Left or right hand drive
Axles: Rockwell, rigid incorporating hub reduction with pneumatically operated diff locks
Suspension: Semi elliptic leaf springs with double acting  telescopic, hydraulic shock absorbers
Service Brakes: Full pneumatic dual circuit
Emergency Brakes: Pneumatic spring brake
Rim Type: Solid pressed  20” Shallow disc
Tyres: 12,5 x 20
Transportability: 2 Units per c130 / 1 Unit per 6m  container
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