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Mowag Eagle, 4 x 4, 24V, D (Front view, right side)


Front view, right side

Picture courtesy of Kjell Kongsvang, Skoerping

Danish Army 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.
: N/A.
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.).
The armour protects against 7.62 mm bullets down to 30 m, and armour piercing bullets down to 100 m.
: 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.
Brakes: Hydraulic.
Tyres: 37 - 12.50R/16,5 LT with run-flat core.
Fording depth:
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.

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