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HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle:

The Heavy Industries Taxila is a well-known, credible and State owned Defense Company of PAKISTAN engaged in the designing, manufacturing of International Standard Defense related products Main Battle Tanks, Armored Personnel Carriers (APC), Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFV), Armored Security Vehicle Protector (ASVP), Bullet Proof Screen, Ballistic Helmets, Pistols, Automatic Rifles and so on. The name of the new product offered by the company named as HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV).

Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) PAKDEFENSE
Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV)

The HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) is basically a specially designed, multi-purpose wheeled based Armored Fighting Vehicle designed and manufactured with a Joint Venture with M/S DUMA and M/S Coastal. The design of the HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) is somewhat similar to the US AM-300 series of Armored Fighting Vehicles, which has been in service by the US navy and the US army.

The modified version of the Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle was introduced back in 1997, which was named as the Dragoon-2. The Dragoon-2 Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) can easily be converted in to particular any type of configuration due to its flexible and modular weapon interface design. Furthermore, the modified design of Dragoon-2 Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) also allows the installation of 3rd Party Add-on protection kits for added safety and protection of the Armored Fighting Vehicle.

Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) in PAKISTAN
Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) in PAKISTAN

The HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) is durable, simple and reliable Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) that Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) has designed and manufactured according to the diverse terrain of PAKISTAN. For this reason, the HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) can easily operate in almost all types of rough or difficult terrain without having any problems at all.

The HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) is a multipurpose Armored Fighting Vehicle and offers the high firepower with 90mm caliber weapon system. The HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) is also protected well with different protecting levels and features outstanding mobility in almost any type of terrain.

As far as the mobility feature of the HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) is concerned; the HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) offers exceptionally brilliant mobility in all types of road, track or terrain due to its high power to weight ratio, heavy duty off-road suspension design and remarkable amphibious capability.

Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) in PAKISTAN
Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) Front Side

As far as the Maintenance and Service of the HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) is concerned; the HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) features the ease service and maintenance of the vehicle.

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The HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) durable ‘Power Pack’ design, which allows easy field removal of the Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) in a total time span of less than an hour by an Engineer, Technician or Mechanic. The HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) allows easy maintenance with no loss of any fluids.

Dimensions of HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV):

The HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) is basically a 4×4 Wheel Multirole Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) with a total weight up to 12,700 Kilograms or 28,000 Lbs in total. The HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) has a total length up to 19.3 feet, height 9.2 and width 8.1 feet in total.

Crew Size of HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV):

There is a seating arrangement for the operating crew of three persons in the front, including the commander front-right and driver front-left). Furthermore, the HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) is also equipped with the seating of six other personnel in its rear side.

The HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) features the two side doors and one rear door for the entry/exit for the passengers and crew members.

Amphibious Capability of the HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV):

The HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) is a fully amphibious vehicle was built into the design of HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV). The amphibious operating procedure of the HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) is quite simple; the vehicle is propelled in the water by its large wheels. The Dragoon AFV also features powered winch, which comes with the vehicle as a standard fitting.

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Engine of HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV):

The HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) is equipped with the 6V-53T Detroit Diesel 6-cylinder Turbocharged Diesel unit with a total capacity of 300 horsepower.

The arrangement of 4×4 wheeled suspended at both the axes of the vehicle and it can reach the maximum road speed up to 116 Kilometers per hour in total. The total operational range of the HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) is up to massive 885 Kilometers or 550 Miles in total.

Armament Options:

Due to its modular and flexible design, the HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) could easily be equipped with the variety of lethal weapons including the Turret-based weapons, including the 90mm caliber weapon. The 90 mm caliber weapon act as a primary weapon.

Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV)

As far as the secondary weapon of the HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) is concerned;  the HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) comes with the secondary armament option of a single 7.62mm caliber machine gun, which installs in a coaxial mounting in the turret.

Ammunition is dependent on Armament configuration.

Optional Armament Options for the HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV):

  1. Primary Weapon Options: 1 x 20 mm / 25mm Auto-Cannon in Powered Turret or 1 x 90 mm Main Gun Turret
  2. Secondary Weapon Options: 1 x 7.62 mm Gun in a Coaxial Mounting
  3. Anti-Tank Guided Missile Launchers 120 mm, 81 mm
  4. Recoilless Rifles and Mortars

Armor Level of HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV):

The HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) is packed with a new armor plating to provide Level 3 STANAG 4569 Ballistic Protection for the Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV). It means that the HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) offers complete protection against the 7.62 x 51 mm AP Small Arms Caliber.

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Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) PAKISTAN

The roof of the vehicle of the HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) is also protected with the Level 2 STANAG 4569 protection for added protection. As far as the bottom part of the HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) is concerned; the bottom part of the HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV)  provides Level 2 STANAG 4569 protection against 6 Kilograms of Trinitrotoluene or TNT under each its wheel.

In July 2016, it was announced by the Heavy Industries Taxila that it had made the delivery of 5 HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) to the PAKISTAN Airport Security Force, which deployed the HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) in 5 major and undisclosed Airports of the country.

Specifications and Technical Data of HIT Dragoon Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV):

  1. Manufacturer: Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT)
  2. Role: Anti-Tank/Anti-Armor, Amphibious, Security/Defense, Support, Special Purpose
  3. Crew: 3 front, 6 back, total 9
  4. Length: 19.35 ft (5.9 meters)
  5. Height: 9.19 ft (2.8 Meters)
  6. Width: 8.20 ft (2.5 Meters)
  7. Weight: 12,700 Kilograms or 28,999 Lbs
  8. Engine: 1 x Detroit Diesel 6V-53Tt 6-Cylinder Turbocharged diesel-fueled Engine developing 300 Horsepower
  9. Maximum Speed: 116 Kilometers (72 Miles Per Hour)
  10. Maximum Range: 885 Kilometers (550 Miles)
  11. Roof Protection: Level 2 STANAG 4569 Armored Plating
  12. Front and Rear Protection: Level 3 STANAG Armored Plating
  13. Bottom Protection: Level 2 STANAG 4569 Protection against 6 KG of TNT Explosive material

 

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