|Designed by: Force Protection Inc. Acquired by General Dynamics Land Systems|
|Manufactured by: General Dynamics Land Systems|
The Buffalo MRAP is based on the South African Casspir, however, the Buffalo is six-wheeled. It does not have any side doors for the drivers, access is provided only at the rear with a door and a ladder to climb in. There are six roof hatches on the vehicle.
The Buffalo, just like the Cougar, has a V-shaped hull, that directs the force of the blast away from the occupants. It can withstand a blast of 21 kilograms of TNT equivalent under any wheel or 14 kilograms anywhere under the hull. It also features all-round protection against 7.62mm NATO rounds. Additional protection against rocket-propelled grenades is achieved by fitting the vehicle with an additional cage armor.
For its main mission of explosive ordnance disposal, the vehicle uses a large, articulated, hydraulically operated robotic arm. The arm is fitted with a day/night camera, making the crew able to handle suspicious items from a distance. It is used to probe, remove items, or even to place destruction charges near possible IEDs or landmines.
|4 combat engineers|
|10 205,84 kilograms of payload 22 500 pounds of payload|
|Length: 8.74 meters 28.67 feet|
|Width: 2.84 meters 9.33 feet|
|Height: 3.81 meters 12.5 feet|
|Ground clearance (front): 38.1 centimeters 1.25 feet|
|Ground clearance (T-Case cover): 58.4 centimeters 1.92 feet|
|Ground clearance (rear): 30.5 centimeters 1 feet|
|Curb weight (with Bar Armor): ~24 267 kilograms 53 500 pounds|
|Combat weight: ~25 855 kilograms 57 000 pounds|
|Gross vehicle weight: ~29 937 kilograms 66 000 pounds|
|Power plant: one Caterpillar C13 12.5 liter Diesel engine|
|Performance: 440 horsepower (at 1 800 RPM)|
|Fuel capacity: ~322 liters 85 gallons|
|Maximum speed: ~97 kilometers per hour 60 miles per hour|
|Cruise range: ~483 kilometers 300 miles|
|Fording depth (unprepared): 101.6 centimeters 3.33 feet|
|Acceleration (0 - 30 miles per hour): 15 seconds (0 - 48 kilometers per hour)|
|Acceleration (0 - 60 miles per hour): 74 seconds (0 - 97 kilometers per hour)|