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Thailand modernises V-150 into HMV-150

20th March 2017 - 09:11 GMT | by Sompong Nondhasa in Bangkok


The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has chosen domestic company Panus Assembly to modernise its V-150 4x4 armoured vehicles. To be re-designated as the HMV-150, they will be equipped with various weapons, feature thicker armour and have a higher performance.

Panus has experience building the Phantom 380-X1 wheeled APC for the RTN. The HMV-150 weighs 16t, and it is 6.5m long and 2.5m wide. The company redesigned and reinforced the chassis and hull.

The double hull has 12mm-thick armour on the sides and roof, and 16mm under the hull to protect against bomb blasts.

The APC variant will be equipped with

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Sompong Nondhasa


Sompong Nondhasa

Sompong, a Thai national living in Bangkok, is a fulltime photojournalist and editor of the …

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