Buffalo

Description

Description

The Buffalo is the second vehicle in the Expedient Route Opening Capability suite of vehicles and equipment, which support the detection, investigation and disposal of buried improvised explosive devices (IED). IEDs became the weapon of choice against Canadian Armed Forces deployed in Afghanistan.

The Expedient Route Opening Capability (EROC) Team is normally comprised of a section of engineers operating two Huskies, a Buffalo and a Cougar. The Husky is used to detect possible threats, the Buffalo is used to investigate what was detected, and the Cougar transports the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Operators and their vast array of tools. These vehicles are based on a proven design that offers a high level of crew protection against explosive blast and ballistic threats.

The Buffalo uses its extendable arm to physically expose the potential target for verification.

Specifications

Specifications

Dimensions

  • Length (with/without bar armour): 342 in / 346 in
  • Width (with/without bar armour): 105.9 in / 116 in
  • Height: 155 in
  • Weight, curb (with/without bar armour): 23,496 kg / 24,176 kg
  • Weight, GVRW (with/without bar armour): 29,938 kg / 29,938 kg

Mobility

  • On-road speed: 105 km/h
  • On-road range: 615 km
  • Ditch cross: 1.0 m

Fuel

  • Type: JP5, JP8 or Diesel
  • Capacity: 320 L
  • Range: 615 km
  • Consumption: 2.80 L/km

Capabilities

  • Arctic: No
  • Bar Armour: Yes

Crew

  • Personnel: 5
  • Passengers: 1
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