The Armored Combat Vehicle (ACV) is the generic designation for a tracked, diesel engine powered, heavy armored platform in the 13-15 tonne class, capable of performing combined arms operations with main battle tanks. The platform design allows integration of different subsystems for executing a variety of different roles. The Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) chassis forms the base vehicle for all other members of ACV-15 Family of Vehicles.
The ACV-15 is a full tracked (5 road wheels), lightweight, low silhouette armored vehicle capable of high-speed operations on desert conditions, poor infrastructure, roads and/or highways. Movement of the tracks propels and steers the vehicle on land. Access to the vehicle is through personnel hatches located on top and a hydraulic ramp which also features an integrated personnel door, located at the rear of the vehicle A large cargo hatch cover is provided in the top deck, behind the turret. Access for servicing and maintenance of the power plant, located in the front right section of the vehicle, is through internal covers and through a cover on the front of the vehicle. Two armored fuel compartments are located in the rear of the vehicle for weight distribution and crew safety. The compartments are separated from the vehicle by an armor plate.
The hull is constructed of ballistic aluminum plate. Plate thickness varies on the different planes of the hull to meet ballistic requirements. The all welded construction provides a watertight hull; and hatches, doors, and other openings have watertight seals. The power plant and the driver’s and commander’s compartments in the forward area utilize about one-half the space, while a turret located on the middle right section, and the personnel compartment in the rear utilizes the remaining one-half.
FNSS produced more than 2,500 ACV-15s for Turkish Land Forces and users worldwide.
Mission Specific Features
- Multi-Mission Capable Vehicles
- Mechanized / Armored Infantry
- Special Operations
- Independent Infantry Operations
- Full Spectrum Conflicts
- Combat Weight: 14.000 kg
- Transmission: Fully Automatic
- Suspension: Torsion Bar
- Electrical System: 24 V
- Steering System: Through Transmission
- Crew: 11 (incl. Gunner; Driver & Commander)
- Length: 5.56 m
- Width: 2.90 m
- Height Hull Roof: 2.01 m
- Height Overall : 2.97 m
- Drivers: Thermal Cam. & Display: Optional
- NBC System: Standard
- Air Conditioning: Optional
- Automatic Fire Suppression: Optional
- Smoke Grenade Dischargers: Standard, 12 ea (24 ea Optional)
- Forward: 65 km/h
- Reverse: 11 km/h
- Water Speed(amphibious): 6.3 km/h (with Track Propulsion)
- Range: 490 km
- Gradient: 60%
- Side Slope: 30%
- Trench Crossing: 1.83 m
- Vertical Obstacle: 0.74 m
- Main Armament: M242 25 mm
- Coaxial Armament: Automatic Cannon 7.62 mm Machine Gun
- Turret Type: Type Sharpshooter™ Stabilized Turret
- Crew: 1 (Gunner)
- Control: Electrical / Manual
- Traverse: Back up 360° Continuous
- Elevation/Depression: – 8° to + 48°
- Sighting: Day/Night Sight
ACV 15 Variants
The AAPC variant is the Advanced Armored Personnel Carrier configuration of the ACV-15 vehicles. The vehicle is armed with a 12.7 mm MG and has the capacity of carrying 13 personnel including the driver, commander and gunner.
The AESV variant is the Armored Engineering Squad Vehicle configuration of the ACV-15 FoV`. The vehicle can be armed with a self defence 7.62 mm or 12.7 mm MG and has the capacity of carrying 11 personnel including the driver, commander, gunner and combat engineers.
The ARV variant is the Armored Recovery Vehicle configuration of the ACV-15 FoV`. The Recovery vehicle is fitted with a hydraulic crane mounted on the vehicle’s top plate and a hydraulic recovery winch with a fairlead assembly mounted inside the vehicle, which facilitates the recovery and towing of both armored and non-armored vehicles in difficult terrains. It is armed with a self defence 12.7 mm MG and has the capacity of carrying 4 personnel including driver, gunner and 2 technicians.
The AIFV is fitted with a stabilized 25 mm one man Sharpshooter Turret and has the capacity of carrying
11 personnel including the driver, commander and gunner.
The SPM variant is a Self-Propelled Mortar configuration to provide indirect fire support. The vehicle
is armed with a 81 mm mortar and a self-defence 7.62 mm or 12.7 mm MG. It has the capacity of carrying 5 personnel including driver, commander, gunner and mortar crew.
The Anti Armor- TOW is a mobile armoured platform armed with 2xTOW-Under-Armor weapon system. It has the capacity of carrying 10 TOW-II ATGW rounds stowed inside the vehicle and 4 personnel; Including the driver, commander, gunner and loader.
The CPV is the Command Post Vehicle variant of the ACV-15. It is used as an operational staff officer’s command post the Brigade and Battalion level. It can also be configured as a Fire Direction Centre. It has the capacity of carrying 6 personnel including the driver, vehicle commander and staff officers.
The AMEV is a highly maneuverable, tracked armored ambulance designed primarily for casualty
evacuation from forward battle areas. It has the capacity of carrying a driver, a medic with either 2 patients on stretchers and 4 seated patients, or just 8 seated patients.
AFOV variant is the Artillery Forward Observation Vehicle configuration of the ACV-15 FoV`. It is equipped with an APU and mast mounted optronic devices and radar sensors for battlefield surveillance and target acquisition. It is armed with a self defence 12.7 mm MG and has the capacity of carrying 5 personnel including the driver, commander, gunner and system operators.
The FITTERS variant is the Recovery & Maintenance Vehicle configuration of the ACV-15 FoV`. It is distinguished by the large hatch on top of the hull and hydraulic crane capable of lifting a complete powerpack if required. The additional flotation panel on trim vane helps compensate for the weight of the hydraulic crane. It is armed with a self defence 12.7 mm MG and has the capacity of carrying 4 personnel including the driver, gunner and two technicians.