Fennek armed reconnaissance vehicle

In support of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), the Royal Netherlands Army deployed the Fennek armed reconnaissance vehicle in southern Afghanistan.The Fennek is a light armoured 4WD reconnaissance vehicle, operated by a three man crew and deployed in units of two vehicles.A scout party formed up of two of these vehicles is able to operate independently for a period of up to five days.

Produced by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) of Kassel, Germany and SP Aerospace and Vehicle Systems BV of The Netherlands (the ARGE Fennek consortium), the Fennek completed field trials in April 2000.First deliveries to the Royal Netherlands Army were made in July 2003 and in December 2003 the German Army received the first Fennek.612 Fenneks will be built: 202 reconnaissance, 130 antitank and 78 general purpose versions for the Royal Netherlands Army and 178 reconnaissance, 24 combat engineer and 4 artillery observer versions for the German Army.



Length 5.71m
Width 2.49m
Height to Roof 1.79m
Overall Height 2.18m
Combat Weight Approximately 9.7t
Gross Weight Approximately 10t


Engine Output 179kW
Maximum Torque 819nm at 1,650rpm


Maximum Road Speed 115km/h
Maximum Reverse Speed 23km/h
Maximum Forward Slope 60°
Maximum Side Slope 35°
Angle of Approach and Departure 36°
Overhang 45°
Range, Road Approximately 860km
Range Cross-Country Approximately 400km
Fuel Consumption 21.5l per 100km
Drive Selectable rear-wheel / front-wheel drive, selectable differential lock
Turning Radius 6.3m
Fording Depth 1m

Find out more about the Fennek in the video below

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