Saur 1 8x8 APC

Saur 1 is a Romanian 8x8 amphibious armoured personnel carrier, design by ROMARM and manufactured by UM Moreni.

Developed in 2006, Saur was first presented at Expomil 2007.

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Saur 1 can accomodate a crew of 12 including driver, commander, gunner and nine infantrymen. It provides STANAG Level 1 protection against assault rifles fire, hand grenades and shell splinters. The protection can be raised to STANAG Level 2 by adding armor kits.

The carrier weights 13.5 tons, has a length of 7.8 m (25 ft 7 in), a width of 2.9 m (9 ft 6 in), a height of 2.52 m (8 ft 3 in) and a ground clearance of 0.45 m. It has an angle of approacing of 40 degrees and an angle of departure of 30 degrees. It can overcome vertical obstacles of 0.5 m and trenches up to 1.5 m.

Equiped with a 275 hp Cummins diesel engine, it can reach a speed 100 km/h (62 mph) on highway and 10 km/h (6.2 mph) in water. The operational range is up to 700 km.

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