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EE-11 Urutu

 Armored Personnel Carrier


Country of Origin/Used by: Brazil (others include Angola, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Ecudor, Gabon, Guyana, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Paraquay, Surinam, Tunisia, UAE, Uruguay and Venezuela)
First Produced/Service Dates: 1974
Manufactured by: Engenheiros Especializados S.A. (ENGESA)
Crew: 2+12
Armament: (1) .50 cal. HMG
Engine: 6-Cylinder Diesel (Depending on variant: GM Detroit or Mercedes-Benz)
Miscellaneous Info:

The EE-11 Urutu (Crossed Pit Viper) APC was produced to compliment the capabilities of the similar EE-9 Cascavel Armored Cars; which were followed by the EE-3 Jararca Scout Car. The APC shares many parts and components with the other vehicles which lowers costs and eases maintenance problems.

The Urutu was produced in 7 different production marks (1-7), but most of the differences were internal in nature (engine upgrades) so the exterior appearance of the APC was not significantly changed.  The armored personnel carrier was the most numerous model of the Urutu.  However other variants were produced including, an ambulance, cargo carrier, command post, recovery vehicle and the armored fighting support vehicle fielding a 90mm cannon.

Data Sheet Available:   EE-11 Urutu Data Sheet (by David Haugh)


Reference Source/Provider
EE-11 Urutu APC Photos David Haugh - Content Editor
  EE-11 Urutu APC Photo Julio Montes  - California, USA
EE-11 Urutu APC Photos Rogério Olímpio Lourenço de Oliveira  - Sao Paulo, Brasil
    EE-11 Urutu APC Photos Roberto "Jimmy" Yamamura via Sergio Menezes - Brazil
Paraguayan EE-11 Urutu APC Photos Julio Montes
EE-11 Urutu Vehicle Specifications Engenheiros Especializados S.A. (ENGESA)
Company Sales Brochure ENGESA S.A.

References Available


Reference Source/Provider
EE-11 Urutu APC Information & Photos Army Recognition. Com
EE-11 Urutu APC Information Global Security. Org
EE-11 Urutu APC Information & Photos Military Today. Com


Reference Author
Armoured Fighting Vehicles of the World Christopher Foss
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert Icks
Jane's Tank Recognition Guide (4th Edition) Christopher Foss
Wheeled Armoured Fighting Vehicles In Service B.T. White

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