PARS III 8X8 has been developed with a special emphasis on mobility, protection, payload, and growth potential. The vehicles are equipped with the latest designs and cutting edge technologies with a focus on the performance and durability of modern military operational requirements.
The PARS III 8X8 combat weight is 30,000 kg and is powered by a diesel engine. The powerpack consists of a water cooled diesel engine, coupled with a fully automatic transmission which generates a maximum road speed of up to 100 km/h. PARS III 8X8 is capable of maneuvering on a 60% vertical and 30% horizontal gradient, climbing 70 cm-high obstacles and crossing 200 cm-wide trenches. Thanks to the engine layout and favored balanced design, the vehicle has almost equal axle loads. This design approach gives the vehicle the ability to move comfortably even on loose and soft terrain, providing increased road-holding at high speeds and short braking distances. The vehicle has 8X8 driving characteristics, and all of its axles can be locked when necessary. The central tire inflation system allows the driver to adjust the tire pressures to suit different terrain conditions.
The fully independent hydro-pneumatic suspension system, which gives the vehicle the highest wheel travel of its class, and ensures the best road grip under different road conditions.
The PARS III 8X8 all-axle steering system gives the vehicle the lowest turning radius in its class at 8 m. The ability of gradual decreasing of steer by wire of rear axles and locking over certain speeds, together with the ABS system and the engine brake all contribute to enhanced driving safety.
The two-man driver’s cab at front of the vehicle offers a 180° horizontal field of vision and a high level of driving safety and comfort. Large glass periscopes, and front driving and maneuver cameras with thermal cameras located at the front and rear of the vehicle provide the driver and commander with a wider field of vision.
The door covers, personnel seats, gun holders and interior lighting elements are all designed in such a way that the comfort of the crew is ensured in the vehicle, which can accommodate up to nine personnel. With range of over 800 km, the PARS III 8×8 has fuel tanks incorporating special measures to protect against explosion and puncture, and a reserve fuel tank under the armor can be called upon in emergencies.
The PARS III 8X8 hull can be brought up to the level of protection required by the user thanks to the modular design armor system. The hull form, underbelly structure, base plates and specially developed mine-resistant seats are designed to protect personnel against high-level mine threats. PARS III 8×8 has the protection level of mine-resistant personnel transport vehicle while differentiating itself through the provision of superior capabilities expected from a modern armored combat vehicle.
The PARS III 8×8 has an integrated air-conditioning system, and the main difference of this system that makes it stand out from its counterparts is that even in desert conditions, the vehicle’s internal temperature can be kept at +25 °C.
The modular connection of the vehicle subsystems to the mine-resistant hull ensures ease of maintenance and replacement. This ease of maintenance and the easy replacement of moving parts and the power transmission systems in particular make the PARS III 8×8 superior to its counterparts. The power pack architecture, which can be disassembled and reassembled in less than 60 minutes, gives the user the freedom to replace the engine while on the field, providing a remarkable benefit.
The PARS III 8X8 can be transported through air (A400, C17 & C5), sea, railways or land.
Mission Specific Features
- 2 Thermal Cameras and 3 CCD Cameras in the Front and Rear, Providing Driver/ Commander with High Situational Awareness
- All Axle Steering
- All Wheel Drive
- Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
- Central Tire Inflation (CTI) and Run Flat Tire Inserts
- Integrated Auxiliary Power Unit (APU)
- Integrated Survivability Suite
- Modularity Allowing the Use Of Common Components
- Hydro-Pneumatic Suspension System with Ride Height Control
- Combat Weight: 30.000 kg
- Engine: Diesel
- Crew: 9+3
- Length: < 8 m
- Width: < 3 m
- Height (Hull Roof): < 2.4 m
- Air Transportation: A400, C17 and C5
- Transmission: Fully Automatic 7 Forward 1 Reverse
- EURO 3 Power Pack Compliant with NATO Single Fuel Concept: F34 Fuel, JP8
- Number of Axles: 4
- Driven Axles: All
- Steered Axles: 1, 2, 3, 4
- Transfer Case: 2 Speed
- Suspension: Double Wishbone, Independent and Hydro-Pneumatic
- Service: Hydraulic and ABS at Each Wheel
- Parking: Integral to Driveline, Spring Activated, Hydraulically Controlled
- Electrical System: MIL STD 1275, MIL STD 461Isolated High Power for Mission Equipment
- Max. Road Speed: 100 km/h
- Creep Speed: 3 km/h
- Swimming: Optional
- Range: 800+ km
- Angle of Approach: 50°
- Angle of Departure: 40°
- Gradient: 60%
- Side Slope: 30%
- Vertical Obstacle: 0.70 m
- Trench: 2 m
- Turning Radius: < 8 m (Curb to Curb)
PARS 8×8 Variants
PARS III 8×8 CFV
The CFV variant is the Cavalry Fighting Vehicle configuration of the PARS III 8×8 FoV`. The vehicle is armed with a 30mm two man turret and capacity of carrying 7 personnel including the driver, commander and gunner.
PARS III 8X8 IFV
The IFV variant is the Infantry Fighting Vehicle configuration of the PARS III 8×8 FoV`. The vehicle is armed with a 25mm one man SABER Turret and capacity of carrying 11-12 personnel including the driver, commander and gunner.
PARS III 8X8 ICV
The ICV variant is the Infantry Carrier Vehicle configuration of the PARS III 8×8 FoV`. The vehicle is armed with a 12.7mm remote controlled weapon station (RCWS) and capacity of carrying 12 personnel including the driver, commander and gunner.
PARS III 8×8 CP
The CP is the Command post variant of PARS III 8X8 FoV’. It is used as an operational staff officer’s command post in Brigade and Battalion organizations. It can also be configured as a Fire Direction Centre. The vehicle is armed with a self defence 7.62 or 12.7 mm MG and has a capacity of carrying 8 personnel including driver, vehicle commander and staff officers.
PARS III 8X8 SPM
The SPM variant is a Self Propelled Mortar configuration to provide indirect fire support. The vehicle can be armed with a 81 or 120mm mortar and a self-defense 7.62 or 12.7mm MG. It has a capacity of carrying 4 personnel including the driver, commander and 2 mortar crew.
PARS III 8X8 ARV
The ARV variant is the Armored Recovery Vehicle configuration of the PARS III 8×8 FoV`. The ARV is fitted with a hydraulic crane mounted to the vehicle top plate and a hydraulic recovery winch mounted inside the vehicle, which facilitates the recovery and towing of both armored and non-armored vehicles. The vehicle is armed with a self defense 7.62 or 12.7mm MG and capacity of carrying 5 personnel including the driver, gunner and 2 technicians.
PARS III 8X8 AME
TThe AME is the Armored Medical Evacuation vehicle configuration of the PARS III 8×8 FoV`. The vehicle is highly maneuverable and designed primarily for casualty evacuation from forward battle areas. It has a capacity of carrying a driver, a commander, and 2 medics with either 2 patients on stretchers and 4 seated patients or just 8 seated patients.