The Condor is a 4×4 wheeled armoured personnel carrier originally designed by Thyssen-Henschel of Germany and manufactured by Henschel Wehrtechnik GmbH. The first prototype was completed in 1978. The Condor was designed as a successor to its UR-416 APC. The uprated Condor 2 was first sold in 2004. Today, the Condor is considered a legacy product of Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles, part of Rheinmetall's Vehicle Systems Division. The nearest vehicle to the Condor in RMMV's current product range is the Survivor R.
A Condor of the Malaysian Army.
|Type||Armoured personnel carrier|
|Place of origin||Germany|
|Weight||12.4 metric tons|
|20 mm cannon|
Mercedes Benz OM352A / 6 cylinder|
168 hp (125 kW)
|Suspension||Portal axle with coil spring and shock-absorbers|
The Condor is designed primarily as an APC but it can also adopted for a variety of other roles including anti-tank, cargo carrier, command vehicle, ambulance, fitters' vehicle and reconnaissance vehicle. The Condor is based on the automotives of the Mercedes-Benz Unimog, the Condor 2 based on the Unimog U5000. The hull of the Condor is made of all-welded armoured steel protecting the crew from 7.62 mm armour-piercing (AP) rounds and 5.56 mm ball-type rounds, shell splinters and anti-personnel mines. The Condor is fully amphibious, propelled in the water by a propeller mounted under the rear of the hull. It is air-transportable in C-130 Hercules and in C-160 Transall type aircraft.
In 2016, Deftech showed a working upgraded Condor prototype at the DSA 2016 convention. A Condor prototype converted to serve as a logistics transport vehicle was unveiled at the DSA 2018 convention.
- Argentina is estimated to operate 20 Condor.
- Kuwait's National Guard received 8 Condor 2 in 2010.
- Malaysia ordered 460 Condor APCs late in 1981, with the last of these completed in March 1984.
- Portugal has 12 Condor, these operated by Polícia Aérea - Portuguese Air Force Police) 
- South Korea, 2 Condor 1 (use in general hospital)
- Thailand received 18 Condor in 1995, these operated by the Royal Thai Air Force)
- Turkey has 25 Condor (inactive being retired.)
- Uruguay has 44 Condor.
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