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Akrep Armored Patrol Vehicle


Country of Origin/Used by: Turkey (and others including Albania, Algeria, Bangladesh, Georgia, Iraq, Israel, Kosovo, Morocco & Pakistan)
First Produced/Service Dates: 1994
Manufactured by: Manufacture: Otokar Otomotiv ve Savunma Sanayi AS
Crew: 3
Armament: Can be fitted with a number of different weapons and mounts.  Typical armament are remote control weapon stations/turrets fitted with either (1) or (2) 7.62mm Machine Guns.  Other weapons can also be accommodated including 12.7mm Heavy MG, 30mm/40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher, anti-aircraft and anti-tank missiles.
Engine: Initially a 8-Cylinder Gasoline engine was fitted.  However, subsequent vehicles were equipped with a 4-Cylinder Turbo-Diesel.
Miscellaneous Info:

The Akrep ("Scorpion" in English), was privately developed by Otokar to fulfill a requirement for the Turkish security forces.  It was designed to perform in the Counter-Insurgency, Escort/Patrol, Light Strike, Reconnaissance and Security roles. Like its compliment vehicle, the Otokar Armored Patrol Vehicle, it shares from 70-80% of its automotive components with the Land Rover Defender (90/110). By all accounts the Akrep is a very capable vehicle, which is evidenced by the large number of users.  Although no longer in production, Otokar is producing the Akrep II Family of Armored Vehicles as its replacement.

Data Sheet Available:   None Available


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Akrep APV Photos Otokar Otomotiv ve Savunma Sanayi AS via Joint Forces.com
  Akrep APV Line Drawings Otokar via Joint Forces.com

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Akrep APV Information & Photos Army-Technology.com
Akrep APV Information & Photos Joint Forces.com


Reference Author
Jane's Tank Recognition Guide (4th Edition) Christopher F. Foss

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