The Paramount Group is a South-Africa-based navy contractor, and the corporate touts its Marauder armored truck because the “World’s Most Unstoppable Automobile” after such a press release on BBC’s Prime Gear. To verify the rig can again up that daring declare, there’s now a Mark 2 model with much more functionality.
The key change for the Marauder Mark 2 versus the unique model is that every one of them now trip on a common hull. With the accessible interchangeable dashboard modules, a buyer can swap the steering place from the left to the fitting (or vice versa) in about two hours. This makes it doable for operators to adapt the automobile to completely different markets, even after taking supply.
Navy-focused automobiles like this are constructed for doing a job, not for seems to be. The Marauder is huge and boxy. The home windows are small as a result of these might be weak factors. Spare wheels connect to every facet.
The Marauder has room inside for a driver and co-driver plus as much as 9 occupants. The automobile’s double-hulled monocoque presents safety from as much as 17.64 kilos (8 kilograms) of TNT exploding beneath the automobile. The facet can face up to photographs from a firearm utilizing a 7.62x51mm NATO armor-piercing cartridge. Inside, there are anti-blast seats that present further safety.
Paramount’s video (above) solely says the Marauder Mark 2 makes use of a six-cylinder turbodiesel engine, with out providing further particulars. The automobile can attain speeds as excessive as 68 miles per hour (110 kilometers per hour), and the entire driving vary is 435 miles (700 kilometers)
The Marauder is able to hauling 9,921 kilos of payload (4,500 kilograms). It is gentle sufficient for transport from a C-130 cargo aircraft or Chinook transport helicopter.
Paramount presents the Marauder with outfitting for a number of functions. Along with being simply an armored personnel service, there are ambulance, anti-armor, infantry support, and command vehicle configurations. The present clients embrace the governments of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the Republic of Congo, Gabon, Malawi, Ghana, Nigeria, Mozambique, and Singapore.