The Husar 4x4 armoured carrier was presented at the MSPO international defence industry exhibition in Kielce, Poland, on 5–8 September. The vehicle is a joint project between Polish company H. Cegielski – Poznań (HCP) and Kopřivnice-based Tatra Defense Vehicles, now operating under the Czechoslovak Group (CSG) holding of companies from the Czech and Slovak Republics.
The latest in the family of high-mobility tactical vehicles designed by Tatra, the Husar was displayed at MSPO in transport configuration with a remote-controlled weapon station (RCWS) for six fully equipped soldiers, including three crewmembers: the commander, the RCWS operator, and the driver. The demonstrated vehicle was equipped with a nuclear, biological, and chemical protection system, and STANAG 4569 Level 2A and 2B mine-blast and Level 3 ballistic protection.
The vehicle weighs 11.9 tons in its basic version, and has a maximum approved combat weight of 13.5 tons. The design of the vehicle, with its large transport compartment, allows it to carry a large volume of cargo.
The vehicle is powered by a Cummins ISB 6.7 l six-cylinder in-line water-cooled engine and an automatic gearbox with a hydrodynamic torque converter. The Tatra chassis utilises a core frame with independent wheel suspension, providing the Husar with all-terrain characteristics. The 150-litre fuel tank gives the vehicle a range of 300 km off-road, and 500 km on good hard-surface roads.
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