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FV434 Armoured Repair military vehicle

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GKN FV434 Armoured Repair military Vehicle (United Kingdom)
FV434 repair vehicle, this vehicle is a member of the FV 432 family. It's primary role is to repair disabled and damaged vehicles.

The suspension is of the torsion type and consists of five road wheels with the drive sprocket at the front and idler at the rear. There are two track return rollers. The first and fifth road wheel stations are provided with hydraulic shock absorbers which are normally locked when the crane is being used.

On the right side of the vehicle is a Hiab crane which has a lifting capacity of 3050 Kg's at 2.26 metres and 1250 Kg's at 3.96 metres.

All vehicles are in excellent condition and have recnely come out of military refurbishment.

Details FV434 Armoured Repair army Vehicle

Manufacturer GKN
Engine Rolls Royce K60 240 HP diesel
Gearbox GM allison semi automatic 6 forward and 1 reverse
Length 5.72 metres
Height 2.79 metres
Width 2.84 metres
Crane lift 3.4 tonnes
Electrics 24 volts
Operational range 580 km
Speed 32 mph (52 km/h)
GVW 17,750 Kg's


Development
The GKN FV434 (Carrier, Maintenance, Full Tracked) is a member of theFV432 family of APCs and is operated by the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME). Its primary role is to repair disabled and damaged vehicles, for example changing the complete power pack of a Chieftain MBT, but it has no recovery capability. The FV434 is unable to handle the power pack of the Challenger 1 MBT so it has been replaced in some armoured units by the Chieftain ARRV (see entry in Armoured Recovery Vehicles section), pending the arrival in service of the Challenger ARRV.


Description
The hull of the FV434 is of all-welded steel construction. The crew of four consists of commander, driver (who is also the crane operator) and two fitters. The driver is seated at the front of the hull on the right side and is provided with a single-piece hatch cover that opens to his left and has an integral AFV No 33 Mk 1 periscope which can be replaced by an infra-red periscope for night driving. To his rear is the commander's cupola, which has a single-piece hatch cover, and three No 32 Mk 1 periscopes for observation. The FV434 is armed with either a 7.62 mm L4A4 (Bren) LMG or a 7.62 mm L7A2 GPMG.

To the rear of the commander's position is another hatch which opens to the left. The engine is mounted at the front of the vehicle, to the left of the driver. The load area is at the rear of the hull and is normally covered by bows and a tarpaulin cover. The suspension is of the torsion bar type and consists of five road wheels with the drive sprocket at the front and the idler at the rear. There are two track-return rollers. The first and fifth road wheel stations are provided with hydraulic shock-absorbers which hare normally locked when the crane is in use. A flotation screen can be carried around the top of the hull and when erected the FV434 is fully amphibious, propelled in the water by its tracks; this capability is rarely used. The vehicle is provided with a ventilation system and infra-red driving lights. On the right side of the vehicle is a HIAB
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