|MX-1 Kalakian Fire-Support Vehicle|
|Type||Armoured Fighting Vehicle|
|Place of origin||Philippines|
|Manufacturer||Steelcraft Industrial & Development Corporation|
|Weight||11.5-12.5 tons depending on role|
|Height||2.25 m-projected info only|
|Crew||3 + 12 Riders|
|One .50 cal MG, one 7.62mm MG and one 40mm AGL in a Three Weapon Turret System|
|One 7.62mm MpMG in the rear cupola|
|Engine||Cummins diesel 6-cylinder in-line engine|
|500 km (310 mi)|
|Speed||120 km/h (75 mph)|
The MX-1 is a Philippine APC developed by Steelcraft Industrial & Development Corporation.
Development[edit | edit source]
The MX-1 is a fire support vehicle developed by Steelcraft Industrial & Development Corporation in the Philippines. Its development is derived from the Hari-Digma APC also designed by Steelcraft. It is the second of the four vehicles developed by Steelcraft.
Armament[edit | edit source]
Being a fire support vehicle, the MX-1 needed to have adequate firepower, so Steelcraft designed a unique Three-Weapon Turret System and a rear cupola for the MX-1's use. The Three-Weapon Turret System consists of a .50 cal machine gun, a 7.62mm multipurpose MG and a 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher for extra punch. The rear cupola houses another 7.62mm multipurpose machine gun for rear coverage. This gives the MX-1 four weapons to bring against different types of targets, giving it flexibility in various engagements.
Armor[edit | edit source]
Information has not been released by the Philippine government.
Engine[edit | edit source]
The MX-1 uses a Cummins diesel in-line 6-cylinder engine. The engine produces 250 hp (190 kW) and gives the MX-1 a maximum speed of 120 km/h (75 mph). The Cummins engine was chosen for its robustness and reliability, both very important in the jungle terrain of the Philippines.
Deployment capability[edit | edit source]
The MX-1 has two side doors and one rear door for fast deployment. Tested against the one-doored Simba (APC), results showed 150% faster deployment time on exiting the vehicle. This rapid deployment was promoted as one of the strengths of the MX-1.
Variants[edit | edit source]
- None. Only one prototype was created.
Related development[edit | edit source]
Users[edit | edit source]
Philippine Army- One prototype only. Never entered service.
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