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Timoney Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicle
4x4 Mk1
Timoney ARV Mk1
Copyright Timoney Technology Limited
The ARV 4x4 Mk 1, is a reconnaissance vehicle utilising the drive components of the APC, but powered by a Perkins engine. The power is taken from the transmission, via a Timoney single stage transfer box, to the front and rear differentials. Like the APC, the differentials incorporate oil-cooled disc brakes. The independent suspension from the APC was also used.

The Mk1 had Trelleborg tyres with a run-flat system.

Timoney designed, built and tested two prototype of the Mk 1 in Ireland. The vehicle subsequently went into production in Tanzania, under a technology transfer agreement, for their armed forces. During the transfer phase, a number of Tanzanian engineers were brought to Ireland for training.

The Mk 1, as built for Tanzania, was fitted with the two-man turret from the Alvis Scorpion CVR(T), in use by both the Irish and Tanzanian armed forces, and fitted with a 76 mm gun. The commander is on the left and the gunner right. Traverse is manual but may be fitted with an electric drive, evaluation is from -10 deg. to +35 deg. The 76 mm gun can fire HESH, HE, Smoke and Illumination, and has a maximum range of 2,200 m (HESH and HE). A 7.62 mm MG is mounted coaxially.
Vehicle Specification
Crew 3 Driver, Gunner and Commander
Armament 76mm L23 Gun/7.62 mm MG coaxially Up to 90mm Gun (As in the Scorpion)
Combat Weight 7,570Kg Approximate
Length mm .
Width mm .
Height 1,500mm Approximately
Max. Speed kph Open road
Max. Speed in Water kph .
Range Km Open road
Max. Vertical Step mm .
Max. Trench mm .
Ballistic Protection AP All Round
Ballistic Protection AP Frontal Arc
Ballistic Protection kg TNT Anywhere under the Vehicle
Engine Perkins T6.3544 Diesel 155 bhp/Kw
Transmission Allison MT-653 5 Speed Automatic
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