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Author Topic: Dutch army equipment, vehicles and weapons (work in progress)  (Read 7099 times)
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« on: 5 December 2008, 12:42:36 »
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Tanks

Leopard2 A6


This equipment is history ;-)Unfortunately the recent budget cuts forced the army to sell the last Leopards, from now on the Dutch army has no tanks anymore.The last two batallions have been disbanded

BUFFEL

The Buffel is the army engineers workhorse.
Designed to tow  tanks of similar weight and size.
The hull is build on a LEOPARD 2 Chassis.
It has several cables to tow other vehicles,a crane. a digging device and cut and welding equipment.
Its armed with a MAG machinegun for selfdefense.

Tracked armored infantry vehicles

YPR
This vehicle was introduced in 1979 to replace the aging AMX 13 and Dutch made YP 408 vehicles.
Basically its a heavily modified M113.
In the 80's DAF special products produced the vehicle under licence from FMC in the US.
Speed: 68 km/h
Length: 5,26 meters
Height: 2,80 meters
Width: 2,82 meters
Weight combat ready: 15tons

YPR pri

Infantry fighting vehicle.
Crew: 3
Load: 7 fully equiped infantrymen
Armament: 1 Oerlikon 25 mm gun with coaxial MAG 7.62mm mg.
Smoke launcher: 6 tubes
Some vehicles remain in service, they will be replaced by the BOXER or the BUSHMASTER at the end of 2015.

Faced out, most vehicles and spareparts sold to Egypt.

YPR prat

Faced out

Faced out, most vehicles and spareparts sold to Egypt.

YPR comm

vehicle used for commanders.
Faced out, is replaced by the BOXER AFV.

YPR Engineer


Faced out, is replaced by the FENNEK all purpose vehicle.

YPR Cargo

YPR Ambulance

allready replaced by BOXER.



CV9035KL





* Half of the number of CV90 is sold, the infantrybatallions equiped with the CV90 will be rebuild and re-equiped with the BUSHMASTER AFV.

Wheeled armored infantry vehicles

BOXER
The BOXER will enter service this year in the joint German/NL corps.
Its going to be used as mobilecommandpostvehicle for company and batallionHQ's.

PATRIA

The PATRIA was intended to be used by securityforces in the Netherlands itself but now it found its way to peacekeeping/enforcing units.
Its a mobile and fast vehicle which offers good protection against small arms fire and  it is able to withstand most older type RPG's.
Currently used mainly in QRF's and ambulance in Afghanistans provence Uruzgan.
All PATRIAS are sold to Latvia.

BUSHMASTER

The Bushmaster is a fast and mobile wheeled vehicle tailored for use by special forces.
Its hull shape makes gives infantry more protection against mines and IED's.
It has a wide array of weapons recon/communicationequipment onboard.
Very popular by our commandoforces in Afghanistan, usually armed with MAG and 40 mm grenadelauncher.

Because of the budget cuts, 1 infantrybrigade will replace its CV90 with the Bushmaster, 1 of the airmobile infantrybatallions also use the Bushmaster.

FENNEK

Entering service now.
First vehicles delivered are the specialist reconvehicles.
Equiped with an array of radios and specialized reconequipment.
Armed with a .50 cal M2 machinegun.
3 types will enter service.
recon : with M2 50 cal mg
Antitank: With GILL ATGW
standard version for support units.

FENNEK airdefense.
Armed with STINGER missiles, twin launcher on top of the vehicle.


FUCHS

Main task for this vehicle is NBC detection and protection.

PANTZERHAUBITZE 2000

The armys new workhorse for the artillery units.
It has replaced the towed 120mm mortars and the old M 109 SP systems in Dutch service.
Its latest generation 155mm gun can fire rounds over a long distance with great accuracy.
Most systems have been sold, only 12 remained..

Weapons

Glock17

Weigth gun: (empty) 625 grams with full clip added 805 grams
Rounds: 17 in clip(9x19mm NATO)
Range effective maimum: 40 meters

DIEMACO C7

standard NATO calibre 5.56
single or burst-control ( 3 rounds)
weight empty: 3,4 kg
with magazine: 3.92 kg
length: 100 cm
length of the barrel: 50 cm
can be equiped with underbarrel HK-AG36 40 mm grenade launcher
rate of fire: 800 rounds/min
effective range: 400 meters


DIEMACO C7A1


standard NATO calibre 5.56
single or burst-control ( 3 rounds)
weight empty: 3,4 kg
with magazine added: 3.92 kg
length: 100 cm
length of the barrel: 50 cm
can be equiped with underbarrel HK-AG36 40 mm grenadelauncher
rate of fire: 800 rounds/min
effective range: 400 meters
picatinny-rails added to attach. 3,5 x  Elcan-rsight, or other devices to increase performance of the weapon.
Most of the DIEMACO rifles are being replaced by the COLT, all combat units are by now equiped with this rifle, the support and reserve units are to follow soon.

DIEMACO C8



DIEMACO LSW


standard NATO calibre 5.56
light support weapon
used by the Marinecorps
foldable bipod
weight empty: 5,8 kg
length: 100 cm
length of barrel: 50 cm
fully automatic
picatinny-rails added to attach. 3,5 x  Elcan-rsight, or other devices to increase performance of the weapon.
rate of fire: 650 rounds/min
heavier duty barrel for substained fire

All Diemaco rifles are now up to the new Colt standard.
With aimsight reddot, foldable stock and new grip wit bipod.

Picture of the rifle  (stoffel)

MINIMI saw

picture showing author in action
calibre: 5.56x 45 NATO
weight empty: 7.2 kg
weight with 200 rounds box: 10.3 kg
length with stock unfolded: 91.5cm
foldable bipod
barrel changable and the weapon is aircooled
rate of fire: 800 rounds /min
effective range:600 meters
maximum range: 2400 meters
not in use with the marinecorps

MAG

effective range: 1.000 mtrs(bipod) or 1500 to 2000 attached to vehiclemount
rate of fire: 1000 rounds/min   
length: 126 cm
length of barrel: 63 cm
weight weapon: 10,8 kg
fed by belt from ammobox: 230 rounds
weight barrel: 3kg
barrel is changeable and aircooled
calibre: .308 (7.62 mm NATO x 51 mm)
This machinegun will be replaced by a new type soon, tests are being done. Likely replacement HK121 or M240

Accuracy Sniper rifle

PANZERFAUST 3

range: max 600 meters , moving targets 300 m, static targets 400 m
calibre: 110mm (DM22)
weight(without grenade): 10.6 kg
weight combat readiness: 12.9kg
length: 1.21 meter
velocity of the round: 595km/h
penetration capability: 700 mm Steel plating (HESH round)

GILL ATGW

TOW ATGW

Photo tacops  in US service on tripod mount
US manufactured Anti tank guided missile.
Range 3750 meters
Guided by wire
Date of produce 1970's
Currently version 2 is in use with a tandem warhead to defeat ERA

120 mm RT61 Towed mortar

Maximum effective range 13000 meters
Towed by YPR standard version
Available rounds per mortar : 28
Crew: 6
Faced out

Some pictures taken from Tacops4 database
others taken by myself
Dutch ministery of defense and other websites.
« Last Edit: 28 December 2008, 22:15:59 by stoffel » Logged

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« Reply #1 on: 14 December 2008, 18:15:03 »
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Excuse me : Replacing AMX 13 APC entered in service during fifty's. AMX 10 entered in service during seventy's.in french army

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« Reply #2 on: 14 December 2008, 21:48:08 »
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You are right.
Corrected Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: 18 December 2008, 22:02:32 »
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 Knipoog

CapDan, real name Daniel RABBE

http://daniel.rabbe.free.fr/

and some texts here

http://www.chars-francais.net/

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