The VAB Mk3 was designed with 30 years of experience with the famous VAB family but is a brand new vehicle. It retains the proven generic architecture of the VAB while being a bit longer and higher to augment the internal volume for the crew. It also retains the 2.55 meters width of the VAB for excellent urban and strategic mobility. Any other comparison is no match!
At 20 tonnes of GVW, the VAB Mk3 offers sufficient payload to accommodate various mission and weapon systems. It is also designed with a high level of survivability for the crew: ballistic protection up to NATO level 4 (Stanag 4569) and mine / IED protection up to a MRAP level.
Several variants are avalaible thanks to the modular VAB Mk3 platform: armored personnel carrier, infantry combat vehicle, ambulance, ISTAR (intelligence, surveillance and targeting), 120 mm mortar carrier, command post… An open and evolutive electronic architecture developed by Renault Trucks Defense is also fitted to reinforce the modularity and scalability of the vehicle while enhancing combat efficiency of the complete system.
GVW: 9.6 tonnes
Payload (unarmoured): 2.6 tonnes
GTW: 13.6 tonnes
Wheelbase: 138 to 160 inches (3.55 to 4.1 m)
Overall length/width/height: According to wheelbase
Ground clearance (under belly): 23.4 inches (0.6 m)
Number of seats: 5
Max. speed: 74 mph (120 km/h)
Max. range: 620 miles (1,000 km)
Fuel tank capacity: 43 gallons (165 liters)
Fording (with preparation): 29 inches (0.75 m) / 58 inches (1.5 m)
Vertical obstacle: 16 inches (0.4 m)
Trench: 35 inches (0.9 m)
Slope: 60 percent
Side-slope: 40 percent
Air transportable: A400M, C-130