This India-made armoured Mahindra Mine Protected Vehicle-I can eat bullets and bombs: IN PICS

Mahindra Mine Protected Vehicle-I (MPV-I) is a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Type Armoured Personnel Carrier and a Specialist Off-road Vehicle used by Indian Military and Defense forces in the country for the protection of soldiers. 

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Mahindra Mine Protected Vehicle-I

The Mahindra Mine Protected Vehicle-I (MPV-I), is a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Type Armored Personnel Carrier made by the Indian automotive giant. 

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Mahindra Mine Protected Vehicle-I

The MPV-I is a Specialist Off-road Vehicle and is powered by a 6 Direct Injection CRDi with Turbo Charger, Intercooler ruggedized 230 HP diesel engine, paired with a 6x6 transmission.

 

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Mahindra Mine Protected Vehicle-I

The Mahindra MPV-i combines excellent ballistic and mine protection, with a top and side protection of CEN Level B6, and blast protection up to Stanag Level 4A.

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Mahindra Mine Protected Vehicle-I

It has a seating capacity of 18 troops inside the vehicle with 2 at Front + 14 in the rear cabin + 2 Jump Seats.

 

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Mahindra Mine Protected Vehicle-I

It gets Side Mine Protection with a IED 10 kgs TNT (Minimum) from a distance of 5 metres and height of 1.5 metres from the ground.  

Mahindra Mine Protected Vehicle-I

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Mahindra Mine Protected Vehicle-I

For the Bottom Under-Carriage, it is protected against landmine blast of Minimum 14kg of TNT and equivalent under the hull and minimum of 21kg of TNT and equivalent under the tyre of the vehicle.  

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Mahindra Mine Protected Vehicle-I

It can Withstand direct hit of 7.62x51 mm ball, 5.56x45 mm, 7.62x39 mm ammunition from a distance of 10 metres at 90 degree angle of attack.

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