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Special Operations Vehicle (SOV)


Country of Origin/Used by: Germany
First Produced/Service Dates: 2014 (First Prototype)
Manufactured by: Krauss-Maffei Wegmann
Crew:  3-6 (Depending on Mission Module)
Armament: Main: (1) 12.7mm Heavy Machine Gun or 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher; Commander (Front): (1) 5.56mm or 7.62mm MG; Rear: (1) 5.56mm or 7.62mm MG.
Engine: IVECO 3.0L Turbo-Diesel
Miscellaneous Info: The Special Operations Vehicle (SOV) is a private venture by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) using a Bremach Industries (of Italy) light truck chassis. The SOV is an air-transportable utility vehicle primarily envisioned for reconnaissance and light attack by Special Forces.  However, due to its modularity of design (using different mission modules), it can also be built into alternate versions/variants including Protected Transport Vehicle, Protected Pick-Up and Protected Re-Supply Vehicle ("Mothership"). The vehicle has a basic level of armor and mine protection standardized, but can be up-armored based upon a user's unique specifications.  Although not in service with any country at the time of writing (2018), the SOV was tested by Austrian and German Special Forces.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available


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   SOV Photo Jan-Willem de Boer - Netherlands
SOV Photos Krauss-Maffei Wegmann

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SOV Information & Photos Army-Technology.com
SOV Information & Photos Krauss-Maffei Wegmann
SOV Information & Photos Military-Today.com


Reference Author
Special Forces Land Vehicles: MRAP's, Motorcycles & All-Terrain Vehicles (Amber Books) Alexander Stillwell

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