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The Terradyne Armored Vehicles Gurkha is a tactical armored vehicle built by Ontario-based Terradyne Armored Vehicles Inc.. The Gurkha is available in three different variants (LAPV/MPV/RPV), each of which is built on a Ford F550 chassis.

Gurkha
TypeTactical Armored Vehicle
Place of originCanada
Service history
Used bySee Operators
Production history
ManufacturerTerradyne Armored Vehicles Inc.
Produced2011–present
VariantsLAPV, MPV, RPV
Specifications
Length5.6 m (220.47 in)
Width2.16 m (85.04 in)
Height2.5 m (98.43 in)
Crew2
PassengersUp to 12

Main
armament
Optional gun turret
Engine6.7L V8 Turbo diesel
330 HP/750 lb-ft torque
Transmission4x4 wheeled
Ground clearance304.8 mm (12.00 in) (ground to bottom of rear differential case)
Fuel capacity40 gallons
Speed128 km (79.54 mi)

The name is a homage to the Gurkhas, Nepali soldiers who serve in the British Army and Indian Army.

VariantsEdit

  • LAPV (Light Armoured Patrol Vehicle)

Application: Border patrol/law enforcement/government agencies/private security/tactical medic vehicle

  • MPV (Multi-purpose Patrol Vehicle)

Application: Purpose built for law enforcement and related government agencies only. SWAT/SRT/ETF/ERT/rescue vehicle

  • RPV (Rapid Patrol Vehicle)

Application: Critical infrastructure protection/law enforcement/government agencies/military/border patrol

  • RPV Civilian Edition (civilian)

Application: Company PR vehicle/daily driver/rolling panic room/executive protection/offroad vehicle/hobby vehicle

OperatorsEdit

Current operatorsEdit

  Canada
  Libya
  Mexico
  • Fuerza Civil: Nuevo León State Police, known as Fuerza Civil (Civil Force)[1]
  • Fuerza Civil: Veracruz (Civil Force)
  • Guadalupe SSP
  • GROMS Policia Saltillo: Grupo de Reacción Operativa, known as GROMS in Saltillo[2]
  Qatar
  • Counter-Terrorism Battalion[3]
  Singapore
  Saudi Arabia
  USA

In popular cultureEdit

The Gurkha appeared in the 2011 film Fast Five and as the getaway car in the Monte Carlo chase of the 2012 animation film Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted. The vehicle was also used in the second season of Arrow, a television show based on the DC comics character Green Arrow. Rockstar Games used some elements and design of the SUV in Grand Theft Auto Online for an armoured vehicle named the HVY Insurgent and a similar vehicle, the HVY Insurgent Pick-Up. It is also featured in racing games Forza Horizon 2 and Forza Motorsport 6 as a part of Fast & Furious Car Pack DLC. It was also featured in Forza Horizon 3 as a Forzathon reward. The Unidad "Armored SUV" in Ghost Recon Wildlands is also based on the LAPV model. The Gurkha was also featured in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands as the secondary enemies main vehicle, and also as a spawnable vehicle. The Vehicle also appears in Season 2, Episode 8 of D.C.'s Gotham. A Ghurka RPV is featured in Dean Koontz’s first Jane Hawk novel The Silent Corner.[1]


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