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Sherpa 3A  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: MPCV and Sherpa Light HI
Origin: France
Corporations: Renault Trucks Defense
Parent System: Renault Sherpa 2/3
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2007
Total Production: ?
Family Members: Sherpa 2 and Sherpa 3
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Description: The Sherpa 3A is a 4x4, all-terrain, light armored vehicle based on the Sherpa 3 military truck system. The all protected Sherpa 3A is intended to provide support to rapid reaction forces carrying a 3-ton payload. It features a reduced silhouette, a 7m3 armored body providing protection against ballistic threats and mines and a four-man crew. The Sherpa 3A light armored vehicle is air transportable and air droppable.

The 10-ton class Sherpa 3A is powered by a 4-cylinder Euro 4 220-hp diesel engine which allows for a top speed of 110 kph on road and a cruising range of 800 km at 70 kph with a 200-l fuel tank. Optional equipment includes: air conditioning, radio, add-on armor kits, engine speed control, central tire inflation system, adjustable steering wheel, roof-mounted 7.62mm or 12.7mm machine gun, heating system, etc.

Sherpa 3A Applications

Artillery Systems MPCV

Sherpa 3A Specifications

Crew: 4
Wheel Drive: 4x4
Ground Clearance: 330 millimeter (13.0 inch)
Height: 2.06 meter (81 inch)
Length: 5.29 meter (208 inch)
Main Gun Caliber: 12.7 millimeter
Width: 2.27 meter (89 inch)
Max Range: 800 kilometer (497 mile)
Power: 220 hp (164 kW)
Cruise Speed: 70 kph (43 mph)
Top Speed: 110 kph (68 mph)
Cabin Volume: 7 metric ton
Fuel Tank Capacity: 200 liter (53 galon)
Empty Weight: 9,300 kilogram (20,503 pound)
Max Weight: 13,300 kilogram (29,321 pound)
Payload: 2,900 kilogram (6,393 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Sherpa 3A News

There are 4 news between
23 Mar 2010 and 9 Nov 2018
Friday, November 9, 2018MBDA Demonstrates MMP Operational Capabilities
Sunday, February 20, 2011Multi Purpose Combat Vehicle Receives First Export Order
Tuesday, June 15, 2010MPCV Demonstrates Capability Against Saturating Air Attack
Tuesday, March 23, 2010Sherpa 3A-Based MPCV Vehicle Ready to Enter Production

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