VÝVOJ Martin, a.s. is the chief designer and owner of TATRAPAN vehicle design documentation.
The armoured vehicle TATRAPAN is a terrain vehicle put on the TATRA T-815 military vehicle´s chassis. The TATRAPAN has, in essence, retained the concept of a 'car', with its driver and a vehicle commander located in the cab and with the box body which can be purposefully modified and equipped for various applications. The box body is designed as an autonomous unit and the crew of the box can act independently as in a stable autonomous workplace. The building of the interior space can be made according to individual customer requirements.
TATRAPAN is designed to protect the crew through internal on-board technology, both in the cab and superstructure, against 7.62 mm armour missiles and shrapnel. The special design of the base provides increased resistance to mine explosion. The TATRAPAN has excellent off-road capabilities, based on the permanent all-wheel drive. It has one central differential and 3 lockable differentials, independently sprung and swinging axle shafts, and a backbone frame with a support tube with excellent tensional rigidity and central tire inflation. The TATRAPAN cabin is armoured, two-seated equipped with a lid with the possibility to mount a turret, and covered with protective thermal insulation materials. It is equipped with modern day-night observation devices, communications systems, heating and a filtered ventilation system. The cab can be hydraulically titled and is equipped with a mechanical lock. The TATRAPAN is designed to carry a variety of special purpose bodies. Quick clampsing devices with centring pins ensure attachment of a superstructure, allowing the use of different superstructures on one chassis. The time needed to exchange a superstructure is up to sixty minutes. The superstructures designed for passenger transport are delivered with an effective air-conditioning. Large capacity of the interior space allows for installation of special equipment for radio electric combat, fire control system, medical equipment and other systems under armoured protection.
The vehicles have been provided for NATO peacekeeping missions and for the United Nations abroad. These are included among official, codified NATO weaponry. The TATRAPAN was used in foreign military missions in Eritrea, Iraq, Afghanistan, Golan Heights and Cyprus.
Modifications of TATRAPAN:
|width||max. 2500 mm|
|height with armament||3380±30mm|
|ground clearance||min. 390mm|
|total weight||22 000 kg|
|curb weight||21 250 kg|
|operational temperatures||from -40°C to + 50°C (+55°C)|