Daily Archives: November 28, 2016

Ejder Yalçin 4×4 Armored Combat Vehicle

Ejder Yalçin, a new member of the Ejder family of vehicles, is a 4×4 tactical armoured combat vehicle designed and manufactured by Nurol Makina. Design studies on the vehicle were initiated in the last quarter of 2012 and a pre-prototype of the base vehicle was exhibited at the IDEF in 2013. Mass production of the vehicle began in May 2014.

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Ejder Yalçin offers high-ballistic protection and can be used in diverse missions, including reconnaissance, command and control, and homeland security applications. The vehicle is primarily intended for use by Turkish military and security forces.


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The Ejder Yalçin vehicle features a V-shaped hull design, integrating floating floor plates and blast mitigation seating to provide protection against mines and improvised explosive devices (IED). The vehicle features an ergonomic and comfortable seating layout, which can accommodate up to 11 personnel.

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The vehicle features easy-to-enter and exit door configurations for the crew. Other optional equipment includes a rescue winch, day or night-vision systems, rear ramp, and explosion suppression and fire-fighting systems for the crew compartment.

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The vehicle can be reconfigured as a reconnaissance, command and control, internal security, ambulance, chemical biological radiological nuclear (CBRN) vehicle, weapon carrier and combat vehicle, so that it meets the multiple mission requirements of the users.

The base vehicle has a length of 5.42m, width of 2.48m and height of 2.3m. Its gross weight ranges between 12,000kg and 14,000kg, and payload carrying capacity is up to 4t.


Armament and self-protection

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The vehicle is equipped with optionally integrated, remote-controlled and manually-operated weapon stations. It is fitted with two gun ports on the roof. The optional armament mounted on the vehicle includes 7.62mm and 12.7mm machine guns, a 25mm anti-aircraft gun and a 40mm automatic grenade launcher.

SARP Remote Controlled Stabilized Weapon System

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ASELSAN SARP Remote Controlled Stabilized Weapon System, tactical land vehicles and fixed installations in the air and land and used threats against asymmetric threats. 

Operational requirements in accordance with the system can be installed in different weapons. Day and night surveillance, target acquisition and provide follow-up opportunity SARP System bears the safety of the operating personnel with advanced remote command capabilities to the highest level. 

Gun Options

  • 12.7mm Machine Gun 
  • 7.62mm Machine Gun 
  • 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher

Capacity Ammunition

  • 400 (12.7mm)
  • 1000 (7.62mm)
  • 96 (40mm)

Weight & Dimensions

  • Top of the platform : <165kg (armor, except for arms and ammunition)
  • Six platforms : <50kg
  • Height : <70cm

Movement Limits

  • Rise : -30 ° / + 60 °
  • Side : nx360 °

Turret Maximum Speed

  • Rise :> 60 ° / sec
  • Side :> 60 ° / sec

Maximum acceleration of Turret

  • Rise :> 90 ° / s2
  • Side :> 90 ° / s2 

other Features

  • And moving target shooting on the move
  • Day / night vision
  • Automatic target tracking
  • ballistic calculations
  • distance measurement
  • Computer-based fire control functions
  • last warning Ammunition
  • manual operation
  • compliance with MIL-STD-810F for environmental conditions
  • EMI / EMC compliance with MIL-STD-461E
  • Integration with external sensors and command and control systems

Source aselsan.com.tr

7.62mm M240 machine gun for loader

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Length: 49.7 in
Barrel length: 24.8 in
Caliber: 7.62×51mm
Action: Gas-operated, open bolt
Max Rate of Fire: 950 rpm
Muzzle velocity: 2,800 ft/s
Max Range: 3,725 m

M2 .50-cal machine gun

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Rate of Fire Single shot
Sustained: Less than 40 rds/min, in bursts of five to seven rounds
Rapid: More than 40 rds/min, fired in bursts of five to seven rounds
Cyclic: 450-550 rds/min
Maximum Range 7,440 yd (6,800 m)
Maximum Effective Range Area Target: 2,000 yd (1,830 m)
Point Target (single shot): 1,640 yd (1,500 m)

Source inetres.com

40-mm automatic grenade launcher

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MK19 40mm Machine Gun, MOD 3

The MK19 Mod3 40mm Grenade Machine Gun was first developed by the Navy in the early 1960’s. TACOM-ARDEC has since suggested modifications to this system which has enabled the Army to deploy the MK19 in the harsh environments encountered during world-wide operations and has therefore enhanced its performance. The MK19 firing rate is over 350 grenades per minute and it is effective to ranges of over 2200 meters. The system was deployed in Southwest Asia during Operation Desert Storm and devastated enemy infantry.

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Manufacturer: Saco Defense Industries
Length: 43.1 inches (109.47 centimeters)
Gun: 72.5 pounds (32.92 kilograms)
Cradle (MK64 Mod 5): 21.0 pounds (9.53 kilograms)
Tripod: 44.0 pounds (19.98 kilograms)
Total: 137.5 pounds (62.43 kilograms)
Muzzle velocity: 790 feet (240.69 meters) per second
Bore diameter: 40mm
Maximum range: 2200 meters
Maximum effective range: 1600 meters
Rates of fire:
Cyclic: 325-375 rounds per minute
Rapid: 60 rounds per minute
Sustained: 40 rounds per minute

MK-19 data fas.org

The V-shaped hull of Ejder Yalçin offers a high level of protection against IEDs, mines and ballistic threats. The ballistic protection can be further increased with the integration of add-on armour, where an optional cage armour is offered for protection against rocket attacks. The vehicle can be further fitted with smoke grenade launchers for increased survivability.

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Engine and performance

perfo1-enEjder Yalçin is fitted with a Cummins engine which produces a maximum power of 300hp at 2,100rpm. The engine is coupled to fully automatic transmission with hydrodynamic torque converter.

The vehicle features a three-speed gear box and a power-assisted steering. It is also fitted with a secondary emergency steering pump that operates in the event of engine failure.


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Ejder Yalçin has a maximum speed of 110km/h and a cruising range of 600km. It can accelerate from 0km/h to 40km/h within six seconds. It comes with a double wishbone, and independent suspension system for all wheels. It is equipped with latitudinal and longitudinal differential locking systems as well as large diameter and wide tires. The central tire inflation system regulates the pressure according to the terrain conditions.

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The vehicle has a wheel base of 3,100mm and ground clearance of 400mm. It has the capability to climb obstacles of 0.5m, can cross 1.1m-wide trenches and ford a depth of 0.7m. It has a gradient of 70% and a side slope of 30%. The turning radius of the vehicle is 7.5m.

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Main material source army-technology.com

Updated Oct 10, 2017