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KAPLAN ANTI-TANK is a new generation armored fighting vehicle that has the ability to move together with main battle tanks. Platform design enables all kinds of missions to be performed by integrating different subsystems.
KAPLAN ANTI-TANK has a low silhouette, and has the ability to operate at high speed, not only on asphalt but also on soft soil, or muddy and rough terrains under all weather conditions. The advanced suspension track system is designed to reduce vibrations and improve road holding.
The maintenance and repair of the power pack is carried out via the cabin access hatch. For balance, the two fuel tanks are located at the rear and are fully-armored and isolated from the vehicle to ensure the security of personnel.
KAPLAN ANTI-TANK is one of the very few vehicles to have amphibious characteristics. Thanks to the two water propulsion systems located at the rear of the vehicle, KAPLAN ANTI-TANK can perform in deep and fast flowing waters. In addition to this, the driver is able to enter the water without prior preparation.
The hull of KAPLAN ANTI-TANK is manufactured and integrated using a ballistic welding technique. While the power pack cabin and the expanded driver area is located at the front of the vehicle, the gunner and the commander areas are located in the middle of the vehicle. The rear part includes the gunner’s aid and additional crew sections.
There are also laser-protected glass periscopes that allow the driver to see outside with a wide angle of view, providing a high situational awareness. Integrated night vision systems are standard in all variants.
PARS 4X4 has been designed to undertake special operational roles such as advanced surveillance, antitank, command and control, low silhouette and amphibious capabilities. The vehicle with its crew of 4 can operate in deep and fast flowing water without any preliminary preparation.
The PARS 4X4 can operate on any rough terrain with a low center of gravity, fully independent suspension system, ABS-assisted hydraulic disc brakes, low ground pressure and increased angles of approach and departure. Thanks to the hydraulic recovery winch, located at the front of the vehicle, it has the ability to provide self-recovery when required.
The mobility of the PARS 4X4 is enhanced by its central tire inflation system, and it also has a run flat capability thanks to its in-tire solid disc system. The PARS 4X4 has a maximum speed of 110 km/h on asphalt and a range of 700 km, as well as an automatic transmission with an axle lock for use on slippery surfaces and soft soil.
The driver’s cabin features a transparent ballistic armor which offers a wide field of view for both the driver and the crew. The PARS 4X4 also provides the driver and the commander with integrated night and day vision cameras that enable operations in night drives with or without using blackout lights. The command and warning panels and the height-adjustable mine-protected seats have been specifically developed for the commander, driver, gunner and dismounts.
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