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madutlan ni sa Barret .50cal sniper?
The FV104 Samaritan is the British Army armoured ambulance variant of the CVR(T) family. It has a capacity for up to 6 casualties.
The Samaritan is one of the variants of the Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) family of armoured fighting vehicles developed by Alvis plc for the British military.
The Cadillac Gage Textron LAV-300 is a family of American light armored vehicles (LAVs) including up to 15 configurations. LAV-300 offers high mobility, speeds of up to 65 mph (105 km/h), and can be air-transported by a C-5 Galaxy, C-141 Starlifter, C-17 Globemaster III and C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft. Some versions can be air-transported by CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter.
The LAV-300 is no longer offered for sales.
The LAV-300 6x6 series is the complement to Textron’s Marine and Land Division’s (formally Cadillac Gage) 4x4 Commando series. The Philippine Marines were supplied with an armored personnel carrier (APC) version with a turret armed with a .50 caliber and 7.62 mm machine gun and a fire support version armed with a Cockerill 90 mm Mk III. The Marine Corps had wanted the US-built LVTP7A1 (now called the AAVP-7A1) amphibious armored landing vehicle, and 36 vehicles were offered in the 1980s; however, partisan political and financial interests shot down the deal. Instead, V-150s were secured through FMS. In 1991, LAV-300s were proposed as the Philippine Marine Corps' share in the US bases compensation package. The Marines accepted them but mandated modifications to better suit their needs: pump jets for amphibious operations, a rear ramp for the easier discharge of troops, and a trim-vane. Smoke grenade launchers and the winch were scrapped to trim costs.
Like virtually all wheeled amphibious armored vehicles, the LAV-300 can only safely navigate calm bodies of water such as lakes and some rivers. Still, the Philippine Marine Corps makes full use of it, using these vehicles to great advantage in the campaigns against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Kauswagan and the clearing of the Narciso Ramos Highway, among many recent battles.
Highly mobile, the LAV-300 MK II is fully amphibious with no need for preparation for fording or swimming. The tires are radial tubeless and can be outfitted with run-flat inserts and a central tire inflation system, to further enhance mobility. LAV-300 MK II can climb a 60 percent gradient, operate on a 30 percent side slope, and tackle two-foot-high obstacles.
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FV106 Samson is a British Army armoured recovery vehicle, one of the CVR(T) family. The main role of this vehicle is to recover the CVR(T) family of vehicles, but can recover other light tracked vehicles such as the FV430 series.
The Samson was conceived in the early 1970s with the final design entering production in 1978. The hull is made of a all-welded aluminium construction. It usually carries a crew of three operating a 3.5T capstan winch that can also be utilised in a lifting configuration. It carries suitable equipment to enable a 4:1 mechanical advantage with 228m of winch rope. This winch is capable of recovering up to 12 Tonnes of vehicle. A manually operated earth anchor is situated at the rear to anchor the vehicle while operations are carried out.
The Samson can be fitted with a floatation screen so it can be operated amphibiously using its own tracks at 6.5 km/h or at 9.6km/h if also fitted with a propeller kit. Also the Samson can be fitted with full NBC protection unit.
The MX-7 Gagamba is one of several vehicles that the Philippine Army evaluated in 2007 for use as an Armored Escort Vehicle (AEV). The MX-7 is a modified British "Ferret" scout car, imported and modified by a Filipino used-metalworking and machining company called Steelcraft. This is the same company that produced such armored vehicle prototypes as the MX-1 "Kalakian", and the MX-8. The latter was evaluated at the same time as the MX-7. Even though agile and fast, it is vulnerable to local RPG rounds, although if can deflect 7.62 millimetre rounds at point blank range.
The MX-7 has a crew of two (2). It is designed as a scout & reconnaissance vehicle, armed with a single 7.62 mm machine gun.
Steelcraft modifications are listed below:
Modified drivetrain with 5-speed preselected transmission
Compared to its primary competitor, the MX-8, the MX-7 is reportedly cheaper. However long-term maintenance costs are expected to be higher since most of its specialized components, estimated at 50% of the vehicle, are not commercially available in the Philippines.
Various online Philippine defense fora have started referring to the vehicle as the "Gagamba", the Tagalog word for "Spider". This nickname was first mentioned on the Philippine Defense Forces Forum (PDFF). Steelcraft's company designation for the vehicle remains "MX-7", while the Philippine Army has yet to choose an official name.
choya anang gagamba oy,
The Simba is a wheeled armoured personnel carrier. It was designed by GKN Sangkey (now part of BAE Systems Land and Armaments) and is currently in service with the Philippine Army. A total of 150 were ordered by the Philippine Army and most of them were assembled locally from kits provided by GKN.
The Simba Light Combat Vehicle (LCV) was designed by GKN primarily for export market sales and following continuous and rigid trials; was selected by the Armed Forces of the Philippines which placed an initial order of 150 vehicles.
Of the 150 vehicles ordered, 8 were delivered in complete kit form, 2 in knocked-down kit form, and the other 140 were later assembled in the Philippines in a facility owned by the joint venture company Asian Armoured Technologies Corporation in Subic Bay.
The Driver is seated conventionally Front-Left with the powerpack to his right and the troop compartment extending up to the rear of the vehicle. The troops on seats down either side can dismount the vehicle via the door in the rear or the door in the left side of the hull. The Driver and Commander can dismount via the cupola hatch and the Driver's side door. The vehicle used by the Philippine Army has a one-man turret armed with a 12.7 mm M2 Machinegun. Some vehicles were fitted with a one person turret armed with a 25 mm cannon and a co-axial 7.62 mm General Purpose Machinegun.
A wide range of optional equipment was offered and can be fitted to the vehicle including a front mounted winch, heater/air-conditioning system, and various weapon systems.
Philippine Army Simbas' are fitted with an air-conditioning system, mainly due to the tropical climate of the country. These vehicles have seen action from anti-insurgency campaigns against communist rebels in the north and central part of the country and have dealt with terrorists in counter-terrorism campaigns in the southernmost provinces in the island of Mindanao.