Boxer (Armored Vehicle)

The Boxer is an armored infantry fighting vehicle developed and manufactured by Maffei Wegmann and Rheinmetall for the German and Dutch armies. It has been in service with the Bundeswehr since 2007, replacing the Fuchs APC. The Boxer drives on 8 wheels and is powered by an MTU V8 199 T20 diesel engine, delivering 711 hp. It has a maximum speed of 65 miles per hour (105km/h) and a range of almost 700 miles (1,140km).

The Boxer has a crew of 3 and can carry up to 8 well-equipped infantry soldiers, protected by advanced modular armor, which is a composite armor composed of nano-ceramics and steel alloy technology. The layer of modular armor protection of this vehicle is located between two sheets of standard hardened steel, protecting the crew against 14.7mm armor piercing ammunition and anti-tank rockets and AP mines. The weapons of the Boxer armored fighting vehicle consists of one 12.7mm (.50) machine gun and a 40mm automatic grenade launcher.

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