The Puma APC, armored personnel carrier, is a heavily armored combat engineering vehicle and armored personnel carrier that the Engineering Corps of the Israeli Defense Forces has been using since the early 1990s.
The 50-ton vehicle can carry a crew of up to 8, with a maximum road speed of 45 kilometers an hour. The Puma uses the hull of the Sho’t main battle tank, which is itself a modified British Centurion tank.
Armament for the Puma APC consists of three 7.62 mm FN MAG machine guns, including one in a remote turret that the crew can control from within the cabin by a Rafael Overhead Weapons Station (OWS). The vehicle also has a 60mm mortar and two smoke launchers/dischargers for deploying smoke grenades.
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