G5 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)

The G5 armored personnel carrier was developed by the German FFG company. The FFG specializes in repairs and overhaul of main battle tanks and armored vehicles for the German Army. The G5 was revealed in 2012. This heavily protected vehicle was developed as a private venture. Currently the G5 is only a working title. A prototype demonstrator is being tested by the company. This armored vehicle is proposed for the German Army, as well as for export customers.

The G5 has improved protection against landmines and IEDs, what is quite unusual for a tracked vehicle. It is also well protected against direct fire. Add-on armor can be bolted onto the vehicle for even higher level of protection.
The G5 has a modular design. Vehicle has a payload capacity of 6.5 t. It can be fitted with interchangeable mission modules. The standardized mission modules include removable roof plate and interior equipment. These can be configured to meet a particular mission variant. Mission modules can be easily exchanged in field conditions. Currently various mission modules are being developed for this APC. It can be configured as an armored ambulance, command post vehicle, mortar carrier, engineering, or cargo vehicle.

The FFG G5 can be fitted with a remotely controlled weapon station. A huge variety of weapon stations are available. A prototype was armed with a 12.7-mm machine gun. Alternatively a weapon station with 7.62-mm machine gun or 40-mm automatic grenade launcher can be fitted.
This APC accommodates the crew of two and up to 10 troops. The demonstrator of the G5 provides seating for 8 troops. Occupants enter and leave the vehicle via rear ramp or roof hatches. The G5 is powered by a turbocharged diesel engine, developing 560 hp. Engine is mounted at the front. Vehicle uses some suspension components of the Leopard 1 main battle tank. This armored personnel carrier is not amphibious.

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