Cobra I

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  • Cobra I
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    Overview
    Role: 4x4 TACTICAL WHEELED ARMOURED VEHICLE
    Nation of Origin: Turkey
    Designer: Otokar
    Introduction:
    Specifications
    Weight: 6700 kg
    Length: 5480 mm
    Width: 2240 mm
    Height: 2100 mm
    Turret type:
    Crew: Up to 9, including driver and commander
    Engine: Turbo Charged Diesel Engine 190 HP
    Main armament:
    Secondary Armament/s:
    Protection:
    Suspension: Helical coil suspension
    Operational Range: 600 km
    Maximum Speed: 100 km/h

    The Cobra (Turkish language: Kobra) is a wheeled armoured vehicle developed by Turkish firm Otokar.

    Survivability​

    The monocoque steel v-hull provides protection against small arms fire, artillery shell shrapnel, anti-personnel/tank mines and IEDs. Front wheel arches are designed to be blown away to free blast pockets.

    Variants​

    The Cobra vehicle forms a common platform which can be adapted for various roles and mission requirements including: Armoured Personnel Carrier, Anti-Tank Vehicle, Reconnaissance Vehicle, Ground Surveillance Radar Vehicle, Forward Observation Vehicle, Armoured Ambulance, Armoured Command Post, turreted vehicle for 12.7mm machine gun, 20mm cannon, anti-tank missiles such as the TOW missile/Spike missile or surface-to-air missiles.

    Cobra can be used as an amphibious vehicle in combat. Turkish Naval Forces is now looking for a new amphibious vehicle and Otokar Cobra is listed amongst the candidates for acquisitions.

    Combat history​

    During the Battle of Tskhinvali of the 2008 South Ossetia war, Cobra vehicles were used by special forces of Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs during their assault on the city. Some of the vehicles were equipped with 12.7 mm heavy machine guns ("Utyos") and some with 40 mm automatic grenade launchers (AGL).

    Otokar Cobra is also used by the Turkish Army in Afghanistan and in Anti-Terrorist operations in northern Iraq.

    The Nigerian Military used the Cobra extensively during operations against the terrorist Boko Haram Insurgency in the North-East of the country in 2013

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