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M462 Abir patrol vehicle

M462 Abir patrol vehicle.

The M462 Abir is a multipurpose high performence 4x4 military vehicle in service with the Israel Defence Forces (IDF).

The Abir can carry 13 troops or 1800kg cargo. The standard model is fitted with 1 forward machinegun mount (NHT equivilent) and 1 side machinegun mount (NHT equivalent). The vehicle can be used to transport troops/cargo, as a platform for anti-tank or anti-aircraft missiles, or as a platform for the M40A2 106mm recoilless gun.

The Abir was developed by Israeli defense contractor Automotive Industries Ltd. (AIL) as a replacement for the M325 Command Car.

Variants Edit

M462 Rhino armored patrol vehicle

M462 Rhino armored patrol vehicle.

There are several variants of the Abir in service with the IDF:

  • M462 Abir: standard model. [1]
  • M462 ATGM Portee: with TOW2 launcher.
  • M462 M40A2 Portee: with M40A2 106mm recoilless rifle.
  • Rhino: a 4x4 armoured vehicle based on the M462, used for high risk area patrol, riot control, special operations, and command post.
  • Fire: bush fire engine.
  • Ambulance: military ambulance, 4 litter cases or 8 sitting patients.[2]

Notes and references Edit

  1. M462 Abir
  2. Abir ambulance

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