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
Transfer case: Single-speed, lockable differential
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
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.