Held on 19 and 23 September 2012 in Pretoria (South Africa) exhibition Africa Aerospace and Defence 2012 South African company Industrial and Automotive Design (IAD) presented the newest armored vehicle Nyoka Mk 2 class MRAP 4×4. Noteworthy that this car also received the title of Masmak, is the brainchild of joint development of IAD and groups Streit Group of Saudi Arabia.
Streit Group is practiced in the production and modernization of armored vehicles without the help of others, or in partnership with well-known manufacturers. Company has delivered more than 20 000 vehicles, many of whom had served in Afghanistan and Iraq. The growing backlog Streit contains the protection of personal ts, cash collection of cars and trucks, armored vehicles (AL-KASER, AL-MANSOUR, AL-NAIF and AL-FAISAL) for law enforcement and tactical paramilitary units. Tailored to the client company booking the production of commercial vehicles such as luxury cars and SUVs.
The joint venture between specializing in the production of cars of IAD and Streit means that both companies will be able to expand its production capacity and to offer potential customers a wider range of commercial and militarized vehicles.
In the words of Mohammed al-Mutairi, president and CEO of Saudi company: "The market offers several types of similar ton, but al-Masmak offers a high level of protection, because the car was developed based on the experience gained from military users and security companies deployed in areas of combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Al Masmak is a response to new ballistic danger and not only from standard cartridges 7.62×39 mm AK-47, but also rounds of 7.62×54 mm Russian Dragunov sniper rifle or Russian 7.62×63 mm ammunition. Al Masmak, in the main, intended for use as armored personnel carriers, but tf can be adapted for other purposes. Possessing the largest payload of 2,000 kg, machine capable of doing the role of armored, combat medical machinery, tf command and weapons platforms to the caliber of 25 mm. "Mohammed al-Mutairi added that the three countries Near East have already shown interest in this vehicle.
The construction and protection
Al Masmak created a standard for APC circuit with a front engine layout, the crew are in the middle and rear of the machine. Designated driver and commander stationed in front of the armored personnel carrier. Eight hundred percent military fighters are located in the rear, one located behind the driver, one of the tower, three on the left and right sides of the body, the facing sides of the machine. Designated equipped with full seat belts. Housing Al-Masmak is a candy bar, which increases its anti-mine protection. Two huge front windows and bullet-proof four small bulletproof window slits on each side of the machine provide this? Same degree of protection as the metal housing. Troopers loaded and leaves Al Masmak through a double door opens to the outside at the rear of the chassis. Also included is a hatch in the back of the upper part of the landing bay. 4×4 armored personnel carrier Al Masmak provides (the tests were held in South Africa and Saudi Arabia), the level of mine protection 4A and 4B by STANAG 4569 (double anti-tank mine, or 14 kg of TNT under the hull, triple anti-tank or 21 kg of TNT at least how the wheel, 50 kg of TNT at a distance of 5 meters and on mc) and radial ballistic protection level 3 with STANAG 4569 (7.62h54 mm @ 890 m / s and 7.62h63 mm @ 830 m / s). In the words of the developers, APC is able to withstand fire from small caliber gun 12.7 mm.
Al Masmak equip modern absolutely secure tower installed in the front upper part of the body, armed with 12.7-mm or 7.62-mm machine gun including day / night sight, and 4-smoke grenade launchers mounted on the left side of the tower. Car can also be armed with a 40mm automatic grenade launcher or a remote-controlled turret with a gun caliber to 25 mm. In addition, the machine has a 12-loopholes for firing a small cannon.
Standard equipment Al Masmak contains a system of air-conditioning capacity 48000 BTU, 2-port exhaust ventilation, central tire inflation system, satellite navigation system, radio, telephone, night driving, fire fighting system, siren, towing winch device and samovovytaskivaniya.
Tactical and technical characteristics:
Length: 5.7 m
Width: 2.6 m
Height: 2.45 m
Crew: driver, commander and 9 fighter, or a driver and 10 fighter, only 11 people
000 kg (some sources indicate 15 tons)
Load capacity: 2000 kg (maximum up to 3000 kg)
Engine: 6 cylinder, diesel
Motor power: 450 hp (Likely setting the motor power of 530 hp)
Specific power: 39 (30) HP / ton
Torque: 1695 nm at 2200 rpm per minute
Cruising speed: 120 km / h
Most road speed: 150 km / h
Acceleration time to 60 km / h: 10.5 sec.
Ground clearance: 420 mm
In store Speed: 700 km (can be increased to 1200 km)
Gradeability: 70%, 60% backing
Developer Country: Saudi Arabia