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Excalibur Army details its Patriot II 4×4

12 September 2019
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A Patriot II protected mobility vehicle on display at MSPO 2019. This variant is provided with a ROWS armed with a 20 mm automatic cannon, and has space for six dismounts. Source: IHS Markit/Mark Cazalet

Excalibur Army revealed new details about its Patriot II 4×4 protected mobility vehicle at MSPO 2019 in Poland, held from 3 to 6 September in Kielce.

The vehicle was developed as a collaboration between H Cegielski-Poznan SA and Tatra Defence Vehicles. It was first publicly displayed at IDET 2019 and is an upgraded variant of the Patriot 4×4 Medium Armoured Tactical Multi-Mission Vehicle that was originally shown at MSPO 2017 under the name 'Husar 4×4'.

The Patriot II is a protected mobility vehicle that can carry eight personnel - driver, commander, and six dismounts - although the manufacturer said other vehicle configurations are possible. It is based upon the Tatra Force 4×4 chassis, composed of a central backbone tube and independent swinging air-suspended half-axles. This arrangement avoids excess bending stresses on the chassis and improves tyre-to-ground contact.

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