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Engesa EE-9 Cascavel [Rattlesnake]
Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle

The Engesa EE-9 [Rattlesnake] Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle provides mechanized forces on the modern battlefield a vehicle designed for speed and maneuverability on paved roads and operations in the field with a high degree of maneuverability and power. The EE-9 Cascavel was sold by Engesa to Iraq, Libya, Qatar, Iran, Peru, Ecuador and other countries. It was used extensively in the Iran/Iraq W and the Gulf War.

VARIANTS

Specifications

Date of Introduction 1977
Proliferation At least 18 countries (all variants)
Crew 3
Troop Capacity None
Combat Weight (mt) 13.4
Chassis Length Overall (m) 5.19
Height Overall (m) 2.36
Width Overall (m) 2.66
Drive Formula 6 x 6
Automotive Performance
Engine Type 212-hp Diesel
Cruising Range (km) 880
Speed (km/h)Max Road - 100
Max Off-Road - INA
Average Cross-Country - INA
Max Swim - N/A
Fording Depth (m) 1.0 unprepared
Radio INA
Protection
Armor, Turret Front (mm) 16
Applique Armor (mm) N/A
Explosive Reactive Armor (mm) N/A
Active Protective System N/A
Mineclearing Equipment N/A
Self-Entrenching Blade N/A
NBC Protection System N/A
Smoke Equipment 6 smoke grenade launchers
Main Armament
Caliber, Type, Name
90-mm gun, Engesa EC-90 (Cockerill-type)
Rate of Fire (rd/min) INA
Loader Type Manual
Ready/Stowed Rounds 24/ 20
Elevation () -8/+15
Fire on Move INA
Auxiliary Weapons
Caliber, Type, Name
7.62-mm MG, INA
Mount Type Coax
Maximum Aimed Range (m) 2,000
Max Effective Range (m)
Day INA
Night INA
Fire on Move Yes
Rate of Fire (rd/min) INA
Caliber, Type, Name .50 Cal M2 HB MG
Mount Type Cupola
Maximum Aimed Range (m) 2,000
Max Effective Range (m)
Day 2,000
Night INA
Fire on Move Yes
Rate of Fire (rd/min) INA
ATGM Launcher N/A
Firing Ports N/A
FIRE CONTROL Name INA
Main Gun Stabilization N/A
Rangefinder LV3 laser rangefinder
Infrared Searchlight N/A
Sights w/Magnification
Gunner
Day SS-123, 10x
Field of View () INA
Acquisition Range (m) INA
Night SS-122 II channel, 5.6x
Field of View () INA
Acquisition Range (m) INA
Commander Fire Main Gun No
MAIN ARMAMENT AMMUNITION
Caliber, Type, Name
90-mm APFSDS-T, Engequimica-produced
Maximum Aimed Range (m) INA
Max Effective Range (m)
Day 2,000+
Night INA
Armor Penetration (mm) INA
90-mm HE-T, Engequimica-produced
Maximum Aimed Range (m) INA
Max Effective Range (m)
Day 2,200
Night INA
Armor Penetration (mm) INA
Other Ammunition Types HEAT-T, HESH-T, Smoke, Cannister

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