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Pars family of wheeled armored vehicles

Country of Origin: Turkey


The Pars (Turkish for Leopard) family of wheeled armored vehicles is based on the U.S.-built General Purpose Vehicle (GPV) (see separate record). The family includes modular 4 x 4, 6 x 6, 8 x 8 and 10 x 10 vehicles, which use an expandable automotive core. The 8 x 8 variant was offered to the Turkish army.

The vehicles in the family feature an all-welded steel hull, capable of defeating 7.62-mm armor-piercing rounds. Additional armor protection can be added. The hull is V-shaped...

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