BAE's new Pinzgauer II next-generation wheeled all-terrain vehicle (ATV) combines mobility with increased payload, additional protection and more performance. The 6x6 vehicle was launched on Monday 10 September at the DSEi exhibition in London. Pinzgauer vehicles have a proven track record with armed forces in 29 countries.
The Pinzgauer II will house a Euro 4 compliant, six-cylinder, 145kW output engine, enhanced air suspension and flexible armour packaging. The construction allows easy adaptation for special purposes, whether as a protected troop carrier or high-volume application. The base platform can also be fitted with a shelter body or other specialist equipment.
The ergonomically re-styled vehicle offers additional height and width, with an increased 3.8 tonne payload capacity. It can carry two standard NATO pallets, up to 14 fully kitted personnel, plus a wide range and mix of other equipment.
The Pinzgauer II is also available with a new bonnet-out front design called 'Mantis', which offers additional mine blast protection, in addition to the more traditional cab-fully-forward design. The new vehicle design has an enhanced ride quality, making it ideal for an ambulance or as a carrier for electronics and sensitive weapons systems.
All variants can be supplied with a basic 'fitted-for' architecture which can then be customised with enhancements designed to defeat a range of threats. These include cover blast, ballistic and fragment specifications. The Pinzgauer II will be manufactured at Guildford in Surrey and Fareham in Hampshire.