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Puma infantry fighting vehicle

Puma is a German tracked infantry fighting vehicle (IFV), developed by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and Rheinmetall Landsysteme as a replacement for the Marder IFV.

Puma IFV was designed by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and Rheinmetall Landsysteme between 1996 and 2009, and it entered service with the German Army starting with 2015.

Puma is one of the most expensive infantry fighting vehicles in the world with a price per unit of €8.85 million excluding the armament.

Since 2009, a total of 332 Puma IFVs have been produced until 30 April 2020.

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Puma is a heavy infantry fighting vehicle with a mass starting from 31.45 t (level A) and reaching 43 t (level C).

It has a length of 7.6 m, a total width of 3.9 m with additional armor, and a height of 3.6 m.

Puma IFV has a modular AMAP composite armour and is one of the best-protected infantry fighting vehicles in its class.

As main armament, Puma has a 30 mm MK30-2/ABM autocannon with 400 rounds and is also equipped with a 5.56 mm HK MG4 machine gun. The HK MG4 will be replaced by the 7.62 mm MG5 machine gun.

Puma is also capable of firing Spike LR anti-tank guided missiles and also has a 6-shot 76 mm grenade launcher.

Powered by a 1,100 hp (800 kW) MTU V10 892 11.1 liters diesel engine rated at 4,250 r/min, the Puma infantry fighting vehicle has a power-to-weight ratio of 18.6 kW/t.

Using a hydropneumatic suspension, Puma has an operational range of 460 km on road and reaches a maximum speed of 70 km/h.

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