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Timoney Mk6 Armoured Personnel Carrier
Timoney MkVI APC
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Timoney MkIV & MkVI APCs
Copyright An Cosantoir
Background
The Mk VI APC is a much improved version of the MkIV APC, incorporating a turbo diesel engine and a redesigned hull. It was also more heavily armed and armoured than it's predecessor.

The MkVI was the definite production variant of the APC, but again, only 5 were ordered for the Defence Forces and these could not be considered anything more than a pre-production run. Although they suffered some minor teething problems, these were corrected early on and they remained in service with the Defence Forces for 20 years. By all accounts the MkVIs were popular with their crews, and it was reported that maintenance costs, were actually lower on them than on the Panhard M3.

The MkVI was fitted with a 90mm Giat Lynx Turret for evaluation purposes, but depite the trials being successful no orders were forthcomming for the Fire Support Version of the APC.

The MkVIs served with the No. 1 Tank Squadron as tracked APCs were not purchased. Late in their career, at least one MkVI was painted in the new DPM colour scheme as were the Scorpion CVRTs which they served alongside.

Like all Timoney vehicles, the MkVI had excellent mine protection and could withstand a 9 Kg blast anywhere under the hull (reportedly better than the Piranha III recently entering service).
Vehicle Specification
Crew 2+10 Including Driver and Gunner/Commander
Armament 12.7 mm MG and 7.62mm GPMG Up to 90mm Tank Gun
Unladen Weight .Kgs .
Combat Weight . Kgs .
Length 4,950mm .
Width 2,500mm .
Height 2,110mm Hull ?mm Turret
Max. Speed 105 kph Open road
Cruise Speed . kph .
Range 490Km Open road
Max. Vertical Step 600 mm .
Max. Trench . .
Ballistic Protection 7.62 mm AP All Round
Ballistic Protection 12.7 mm AP Frontal Arc
Ballistic Protection 9.5 kg TNT Anywhere under the Vehicle
Engine GM 4.53T 180 bhp/134Kw
Transmission Allison AT545 Automatic
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