|
|
RAF
|
|
|
|
Abbreviations


 

British Army - The Infantry - Mastiff Force Protection Vehicle (FPV) - a5a19 - Armed Forces

THE INFANTRY

MASTIFF 2 FORCE PROTECTION VEHICLE (FPV)

Mastiff Force Protection Vehicle

Mastiff 2 which replaced the earlier Mastiff 1 (Ridgeback) is a heavily armoured, wheeled , troop carrying vehicle suitable for road patrols and convoys and is the newest delivery in a range of protected patrol vehicles being used for operations.


Manufactured by the US Company Force Protection Inc (where it is named Cougar) Mastiff 2 is a 6 x 6 wheel-drive patrol vehicle which carries six people, plus two crew. It has a maximum speed of 90 km/h and can be armed with a machine gun, 50 mm canon or 40 mm automatic grenade launcher.

The UK MoD purchased some 108 vehicles in an original order worth approximately US$70.1 million (35 million) and these vehicles were deployed in Iraq during December 2006. During October 2007 the MoD announced the purchase of another 140 Mastiff in a contract worth around 100 million.

MASTIFF FORCE PROTECTION VEHICLE (FPV) Specifications
300 available
Weight 23,500kg
Length 7.08m
Width 2.53m
Height 2.64m
Max Speed 90km/h
Payload 6,350kg