BUFFALO 6×6 MPCV w/Slat Armor & Spaced Armor Version


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Buffalo (mine protected vehicle)

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Service history
Used byUnited States Armed ForcesUnited KingdomFrench ArmyCanadian ForcesItalian Army
WarsIraq WarAfghanistan War
Production history
ManufacturerForce Protection Industries
Weight45,320 lb (20,560 kg) (curb weight)[1]
56,000 lb (25,000 kg) (max weight)[1]
Length27 ft (8.2 m)
Width8.5 ft (2.6 m)
Height13 ft (4.0 m)

ArmorAll wheels and centerline mine protected
EngineMack ASET AI-400 I6
330 KW (450 HP)
Payload capacity38,680 lb
TransmissionAllison HD-4560P automatic
Suspension6x6 wheeled
Ground clearance15 in (410 mm)
Fuel capacity85 gal
300 mi (483 km)
Speed65 mph (105 km/h)

The Buffalo is a wheeled mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) armored vehicle built by Force Protection Inc.




The Buffalo vehicle was designed based on the successful South African Casspir mine-protected vehicle.[2] While the Casspir is a four wheeled vehicle, the Buffalo has six wheels. Buffalo is also fitted with a large articulated arm, used for ordnance disposal. Both vehicles incorporate a "V" shaped monohull chassis that directs the force of the blast away from the occupants.[3]

Buffalo is also now equipped with BAE Systems' LROD cage armor for additional protection against RPG-7 anti-tank rounds.[4] Glass armor is sufficient at 6 inches thickness. Run-flat tires are present in all tires. The Buffalo combines ballistic and blast protection with infrared technology to detect the presence of dangerous ordnance and a robotic arm to disable the explosive ordnance. Personnel operate the Buffalo’s 30-foot robotic arm and claw from within the armoured hull via a mounted camera and sensory equipment, to safely dispose of mines and IEDs.

In 2004, the United States had a limited number of Buffaloes in service, with an order for 15 more, at a cost of $10 million.[5] On June 6, 2008 Force Protection, Inc delivered its 200th Buffalo to the U.S. Military.[6]

In 2009 Force Protection Started work on the A2 verison, with major changes in the Axle Tech rear axles, Cat C13 engine, Cat CX31 transmission and suspension, along with addition upgrades to the HVAC system, hood and front bumper. the easiest way to identify an A1 version from the A2 version is the front bumper of the A2 has a larger profile. The last Buffalo A2 truck 795 will be completed in June 2014. Force protection was bought by General Dynamics Land Systems.

Informations complémentaires

Poids0.87 kg
Dimensions26 × 8 × 41 cm








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