Designed and developed by Supacat, the Jackal is a 4×4 military vehicle used since 2007 by the British Royal Army and Royal Marines for reconnaissance and fire support missions. It has been produced in two versions; the Jackal 1 and 2. The second variant features a more powerful engine, better armor protection against roadside bombs, and more load capacity. It has an adjustable air suspension system, which can be lowered or raised to overcome land obstacles. They were successfully deployed in Afghanistan where they saw combat action. With a crew of 2 + 2 troops, the Jackal can be armed with a Heckler & Koch automatic grenade launcher or an M2 Browning .50-caliber machine gun, plus a 7.62mm machine gun.

Specifications

Type: fire support military vehicle

Weight: 6,700 kg (Jackal 2); 6,550 kg (Jackal 1)

Length: 17 ft 8 in (5.39 m)

Width: 6 ft 7 in (2 m)

Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.97 m)

Engine: one 5.9-liter, 185-hp Cummins ISBe Euro3

Maximum speed: 81 mph (130 km/h)

Range: 300 miles

Jackal

Jackal-1

Jackal in action (video)

 

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