Specific: One of the latest
vehicles bought for the Danish Army is the Eagle (36
delivered 1995 - 1997), build by the Swiss company Mowag
on a platform of the HMMWV. The Eagle competed with
Panhard VBL, AM General HMMWV and ACORN by Alvis.
Length: 4.90 m (191 inches).
Width: 2.28 m (89 inches).
Height: 2.35 m (91 inches).
Weight: 5.000 kg (11.000 lb.).
Armour: The armour protects against 7.62 mm bullets
down to 30 m, and armour piercing bullets down to 100 m.
Engine: V8-cylinder GM, model LNA, 6.500 cm3 (346
cubic inches) displacement, liquid cooled.
Horsepower: 159 at 3.400 rpm.
Transmission: 4-speed Hydramatic 4L80E, automatic.
Transfer case: 2-speed New Venture.
Electrical system: 24 volt, negative ground.
Tyres: 37 - 12.50R/16,5 LT with run-flat
without preparation: 76 cm (29 inches).
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Diesel.
Fuel capacity: 95 liter (21 gallons).
Range: 300 km (187 miles).
Crew: 1 + 3.
Armament: The turret is armed with a
7.62 mm machine-gun and 6 smoke dischargers, with the
latter to be operated from within the vehicle.
Additional: Communication is maintained
by one or two VRC/381 radios. The vehicle has
air-condition and intercom to the crew. Power-steering is
standard. Mounted with Webasto engine heater.
A newer version, the EAGLE II, is now made based on the
ECV (Expanded Capacity Vehicle) HMMWV chassis of AM
GENERAL CORP. This provides a higher engine performance
as well as an increased payload carrying capacity.
This vehicle has not been acquired by Denmark.