LAPV Enok

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Enok
MB461 LAPV Enok Mil Police German Service.jpg
An Enok of the Feldjäger
TypeArmoured car
Place of originGermany
Service history
In service2008-Present
Used bySee Operators
Production history
ManufacturerMercedes-Benz, Armoured Car Systems (ACS)
Unit cost~$760,000[1]
Specifications
Mass5.4 tonnes (6.0 short tons) or 6.1 tonnes (6.7 short tons)
Length4.82 m (15.8 ft)
Width1.90 m (6.2 ft)
Height1.90 m
Crew2-6

Main
armament
Remote-controlled turret with a Rheinmetall MG3 or HK GMG
EngineOM642 270, 6-cylinder diesel engine
135 kW (184 hp)
Suspension4x4
Operational
range
700 km (430 mi)
Speed95 km/h (59 mph)

The LAPV Enok is a Light Armoured Patrol Vehicle of the Bundeswehr, mostly in use with the German Army. It is a significantly further developed Wolf SSA, based on the Mercedes-Benz G-Class.

The LAPV Enok is being manufactured by Armored Car Systems GmbH (ACS), based in Aichach, a wholly owned subsidiary of 'Gruma Commercial Vehicles' based in Derching. Important subcontractors are the companies LeTech - Special Purpose Vehicles (formerly Lennartz Technik) in Welzheim and the Austrian Magna Steyr based in Graz.

History[edit]

A first batch of 247 vehicles has been ordered by the Bundeswehr, with deliveries scheduled to be carried out between 2008 and 2013.[2]

Another batch of 84 improved Enoks (Enok 6.1) with increased armor and weight (=6.1 tonnes (6.7 short tons)) were ordered in January 2015. 49 of them are determined for the Kommando Spezialkräfte [3]

Im August 2018, the German Federal Police ordered modified Enok 6.1s along with remote controlled weapon stations as protected vehicles for airport security tasks, denomiated Geschütztes Einsatzfahrzeug 2 - (GEF2).[4]

Design[edit]

It features protection according to NATO STANAG 4569 Level 2, against rifle fire, land mines, and improvised explosive devices. The Enok was especially designed to be deployed in harsh terrains and bad weather situations.

Operators[edit]

 Finland
 Germany
 Montenegro

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Panzer-G für den Anti-Terror-Einsatz (in German)". Auto Motor und Sport. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  2. ^ Kleine Anfrage der FDP an die Bundesregierung Umfang des Einsatzes von geschützten Fahrzeugen in Afghanistan
  3. ^ http://www.esut.de/esut/archiv/news-detail-view/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=34&cHash=9571ac8a45362c90abb1b895aeb0b220
  4. ^ https://strategie-technik.blogspot.com/2018/08/bundespolizei-erhalt-enok-61-als.html
  5. ^ https://www.is.fi/kotimaa/art-2000005939374.html
  6. ^ https://strategie-technik.blogspot.com/2018/08/bundespolizei-modernisiert-geschutzte.html
  7. ^ https://strategie-technik.blogspot.com/2018/08/bundespolizei-erhalt-enok-61-als.html
  8. ^ Bozinovski, Igor (13 September 2018). "Germany gifts light armoured vehicles to Montenegro". IHS Jane's 360. Skopje. Archived from the original on 14 September 2018. Retrieved 16 September 2018.

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