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SISU RA 140-DS, 4 x 4, 24V, D (Front view, left side)

 
 

Front view, left side

Picture courtesy of Henrik Clausen, Copenhagen

 

Danish Army Specific: The heavy use of mines in the former Yugoslavia, gave the Danish Army a need for a mine-clearing vehicle. The choice was the SISU RA 140-DS build by the Finnish SISU Defense Company (4 implemented 1996 - 1997).
After deployment and operation in Bosnia many problems occurred, and, after evaluation of the Scottish "AARDVARK" mine clearing vehicle and a Danish project from Hydrema, the
Hydrema 910 MCV, has been delivered to the Danish Army in Dec 1996.
Historical
: Developed by Sisu Defense (now Patria Vehicles OY) in co-operation with the Finish Defense Forces. Introduced in 1994.
Length: 7.81 m (305 inches).
Width: 2.90 m (113 inches).
Height: 2.86 (111 inches).
Weight: 15.000 kg (33.000 lb.).
Armour
: The cab is armoured and protects the driver against 7.62 mm bullets and scrapnells.
Engine
: Deutz 6-cylinder, type BF 6L 913 C, turbocharged, inter cooler, air-cooled.
Horsepower: 192 at 2.500 rpm.
Transmission: 4-speed RENK Doromat 874 AM/PTO automatic transmission.
Transfer case: Single-speed, lockable differential gear.
Electrical system: 24 volt, negative ground.
Brakes: Dual circuit air controlled fluid disc brakes (front), drum brakes (rear).
Tyres: 14.00 - R20 with Hutchinson VPPV run-flat devices.
Fording depth:
without preparation: 0.8 m (31 inches).
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Diesel.
Fuel capacity: 150 liter (33 gallons).
Range: 250 km (94 miles).
Crew: 1 + 1.
Additional: The RA 140-DS is specifically designed to clear all kinds of on surface or conventionally buried, non-directional anti-personnel mines and occasional anti-tank mines up to 10 kg. The clearing-device is fitted with 82 chains and clears in a width of 3,4 meters. Maximum clearance speed 6 km/h for scatterable mines and 3 km/h for other types of mines. On road speed 70 km/h.
Communication is maintained via a 2061 VHF-radio.


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