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The SK-105 Kürassier is an Austrian light tank The Küirassier is basically a Jagdpanzer chassis armed with a rifled 105 mm gun in an oscillating turret. It is estimated that over 700 SK-105 have been produced.

History[edit | edit source]

The SK-105 was developed by Saurer-Werk (now Steyr-Daimler-Puch) to meet the Austrian Army's operational requirement for a

The SK -105 was at the service of the KFOR (Kosovo Force) the international force led by NATO for peace in Kosovo, as shown in writing on the back of the tower.

mobile anti-tank vehicle. The first prototype was ready in 1967 and delivery of pre-production vehicles commenced in 1971.

The SK-105 is based on a heavily modified Saurer APC. Due to its low weight the SK-105 can be transported by C-130 Hercules transport aircraft. The turret of the SK-105 is based on a French design, developed for the AMX-13. Its gun can penetrate 360 mm of armor.

This vehicle is specifically designed for mountain terrain and has an improved climbing ability compared to heavier main battle tanks.

Variants[edit | edit source]

  • SK-105 A1
  • SK-105 A2
  • Greif armored recovery vehicle
  • Pionier engineering vehicle
  • SK-105 driver training vehicle
  • Patágon: A SK-105 chassis with an AMX-13 cannon

Users[edit | edit source]

Specifications[edit | edit source]

  • Maximum speed: 70 km / h.
  • Maximum Range : 520 km
  • Engine: A Steyr 7FA turbodiesel engine that develops 320 Hp of power
  • Weight: 17.5 Tons.
  • Length: 7.76 m.
  • Width: 2.5 m
  • Height: 2.6
  • Crew: 3.
  • Front tilt : 75
  • Tilt transvesal : 40
  • Passing ford : 1.0 m
  • vertical obstacle : 0.80 m.
  • Trench : 2.4 m
  • Armament: A 105G1 cannon of 105 mm, a FN MAG coaxial machine gun 1x 7.62 X51 mm cal machine gun and an M- 2HB .50 cal (12.7 mm), six smoke grenades.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

^ Army Equipment

External links[edit | edit source]

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