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EE-9 Cascavel 3

 Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle


Country of Origin/Used by: Brazil (and many other users)
First Produced/Service Dates: Mid 1970's
Manufactured by: Engenheiros Especializados S.A. (ENGESA)
Crew: 3
Armament: Main: 90mm Cannon; Co-Axial: 7.62mm Machine Gun: Secondary: 12.7mm Heavy MG
Engine: 6-Cylinder Diesel (License Built Mercedes-Benz)
Miscellaneous Info:

Although very similar to the Cascavel 2, the Cascavel 3 (Rattlesnake) was fitted with domestically built/designed ENGESA engine and turret, mounting a license-built version of the 90mm Cockerill gun.  It was produced in conjunction with the EE-11 Urutu APC and followed by the similar EE-3 Jararaca Scout Car. The Cascavel 3 was made in Brazil to maximize local production and content, but was only in production for a short while before the Cascavel 4 was introduced.

Total production of all Cascavel versions (Marks 1-5) reached 1,738 units built.  They are divided as follows: Bolivia (24), Brazil (409), Chad (? captured from Libya), Chile (106), Colombia (128), Cyprus (124), Equador (32), Gabon (12), Iraq (364), Iran (? captured from Iraq), Libya (400), Paraguay (28), Qatar (20), Suriname (6), Togo (10), Uruguay (15), and Zimbabwe (90).  

Data Sheet Available: EE-9 Cascavel CRR Company Sales Brochure via ENGESA


Reference Source/Provider
EE-9 Cascavel 3 CRR Photos David Haugh - Content Editor
EE-9 Cascavel 3 CRR Photos (Taken at the Tank Museum - Bovington Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol UK

References Available


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"Armored Cars of the Cyprus National Guard" by T. Metsovitis Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #12)
"Cascavel EE-9 Armored Fighting Vehicle" by Dave Haugh Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #5)
EE-9 Cascavel Armored Recon Vehicle Information & Photos Army Guide.com
EE-9 Cascavel Armored Recon Vehicle Information & Photos Federation of American Scientists.org
EE-9 Cascavel Armored Recon Vehicle Information & Photos Global Security.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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