FNSS Samur

Samur or SYHK (short for Seyyar Yüzücü Hücum Köprüsü) is a Turkish amphibious armoured vehicle-launched bridge.[1] Samur is the Turkish word for sable.

Samur
TypeArmoured vehicle-launched bridge
Place of originTurkey
Service history
In service2011-present
Used byTurkish Army
Production history
ManufacturerFNSS Defence Systems, Turkey
Specifications
Mass36 t (40 short tons)
Length13.0 m (42 ft 8 in)
Width3.5 m (11 ft 6 in)
Height4.1 m (13 ft 5 in)
Crew3

Main
armament
None
Secondary
armament
None
Engine523 hp (390 kW)
Transmission6 speeds forward, 1 reverse (fully automatic)
SuspensionDouble wishbone independent air suspension
Ground clearance0–65 cm (0–26 in)
Operational
range
600 km (370 mi)
Maximum speed Land: 50 km/h (31 mph)
Water: 10 km/h (6.2 mph) by two pump-jets

The equipment was developed and produced for the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) by the Turkish company FNSS Defence Systems. After six years of development work, four units were delivered on September 14, 2011 in Ankara. The SYHK will improve the capability of the Turkish Army during river crossing operations.[2][3][4]

CharacteristicsEdit

Basic systemsEdit

Vehicle specificationsEdit

General informationEdit

  • Crew: 3
  • Weight: 36 t (40 short tons)
  • Vehicle class: MLC 35
  • Length: 13.0 m (42 ft 8 in)
  • Width: 3.5 m (11 ft 6 in)
  • Height: 4.1 m (13 ft 5 in)
  • Ground clearance: 0–65 cm (0–26 in) (adjustable)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.fnss.com.tr/urun/samur-syhk
  2. ^ "20 yıl dediler 6 yılda üretildi". Yeni Şafak (in Turkish). 2011-09-15. Retrieved 2013-01-13.
  3. ^ "Savunma aracı Seyyar Yüzücü Hücum Köprüsü Silahlı Kuvvetlere teslim edildi". İyi Günler (in Turkish). 2011-09-14. Retrieved 2013-01-13.
  4. ^ "Savunma Sanayinin Kalbi Gölbaşında Atıyor". Gölbaşı Taraf (in Turkish). 2011-09-15. Retrieved 2013-01-13.

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