AMV XA-360 (Patria AMV): Armored Personnel Carrier
M153 Protector RWS Remote Weapons Station: .50 cal M2HB
Ammunition Stowage: 400 ready/900 stowed
Default Ammunition: 400/900 .50 cal M903 SLAP
Grenade Dischargers: Grenades (disabled if equipped with OWS)
Ammunition Stowage: 10 ready/10 stowed
Default Ammunition: 10/10 Smoke
Frontal Turret Armor: N/A
Frontal Hull Armor: Thin, Steel. Protected vs 30mm APFSDS
Equipped with spall liners
Combat Mass: 17 tonnes
Length: 8.3m (modeled long hull version)
Height: 2.7m (modeled high roof version)
Engine Power: 543hp DI 12 Scania Diesel
Top Speed: 100kph
The AMV XA-360 is the Finnish version of the Patria Vehicles 8x8 Armored Modular Vehicle. An outgrowth of Finnish Army and Finnish Defense Forces (FDF) studies in association with Patria to replace the XA-203 6x6 Sisu Pasi APC, initial prototypes were built in 2001 and delivered in 2003 with serial production beginning in 2004.
The concept behind the AMV series is to offer high mobility and payload capacity coupled with a high degree of modularity. This modularity allows the AMV to fulfill the rolls of APC, IFV, C4I, ambulance, reconnaissance, ATGM, ARRV, or automatic mortar system vehicle.
The XA-360 is fitted with interchangeable ballistic armor modules of various thickness that can be tailored to suit mission requirements. This includes frontal protection against 30-mm armor-piercing rounds, RPG resistance, and high mine/IED/EFP protection being able to withstand up to a 10 kg TNT blast. By default, the XA-360 is unarmed, but in Finnish service is fitted with the M153 Protector remote weapon station, and the design is capable of carrying a wide variety of weapons stations including autocannon and 105/120 mm cannon equipped turrets. The XA-360 is amphibious with minimal preparation. Beginning with revision 4.156 the XA-360 may be equipped with the Diehl Active Vehicle Protection System (AVePS) to protect against RPG and ATGM threats.
This vehicle is crew-able at the Commander's (F7), Gunner's (F6 when a RWS is mounted), Driver's (F9), and Squad Leader's (F11) positions, but only partially modeled with rudimentary interiors. The dismount section for the AMV XA-360 is 8 men, equipped with 2 M136 (AT-4) light anti-armor weapons, an MG3, and 5.56mm rifles.
The AMV series has proven popular, finding service with the Croatian, Czech, Finnish, Macedonian, Polish (Rosomak [wolverine]), Slovenian (SKOV Svarun), South African (Badger), and the United Arab Emirates Armies.