Marder (IFV)

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Marder 1
A Marder IFV
Type Infantry fighting vehicle
Place of origin  West Germany
Service history
In service 1971–present
Used by Bundeswehr
Production history
Designer Rheinmetall Landsysteme
Designed May 7, 1971
Manufacturer Rheinmetall Landsysteme
Specifications (Marder 1)
Weight 28.5 t (Bad rounding hereScript error short tons) marder 1A1/A2 33.5 t (Bad rounding hereScript error short tons) marder 1A3 37.4 t (Bad rounding hereScript error short tons) marder 1A5
Length 6.79 m (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
Width 3.24 m (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
Height 2.98 m (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
Crew 3+7

Armor Welded steel, protection up to 20 mm APDS DM43 from 0 m and 25 mm APDS from 200 m (Bad rounding hereScript error yd)
20 mm Rheinmetall MK 20 Rh 202 automatic cannon
MILAN ATGM launcher
7.62 mm MG3 machine gun
Engine MTU MB 833 Ea-500 diesel engine
600 hp (441 kW)
Power/weight 21.1 hp/tonne
Transmission RENK HSWL 194
Suspension Torsion bar
Ground clearance 0.45 m (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
Fuel capacity 652 L (Bad rounding hereScript error imp gal)
520 km
Speed 75 km/h (Bad rounding hereScript error mph)marder 1A2 65 km/h (Bad rounding hereScript error mph) marder 1A3

Works Cited:

1. "Marder (IFV)." Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 24 Oct 2013. Web. 21 Nov 2013. <>.