GTK Boxer APC

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The GTK Boxer APC in Steel Beasts Professional equipped with the Lemur RWS, carrying concertina wire rolls, and optional convoy markings.

GTK Boxer: Armored Personnel Carrier


Statistics

Remote Weapons' Station (Lemur): 12.7mm M2HB or 40mm AGL (optional-replaces smoke grenades)
Ammunition Stowage: 300 ready/900 stowed 12.7mm or 64 ready/900 stowed 40mm grenades
Default Ammunition: 100/900 12.7mm PPTM/85 LS or 64/900 40mm M430 HEDP (HEAT)
Integral Grenades: 3 ready/6 stowed per bank (2), total 18.


Armor Protection:
Frontal Turret Armor: N/A
Frontal Hull Armor: Moderate, Composite. Protected vs 12.7mm/14.5mm AP. Blast resistant design features.


Combat Mass: 33 tonnes
Length: 8.33m
Width: 2.99m
Height: 2.37m
Engine Power: 711hp MTU 199 TE20 V8 Diesel
Top Speed: 103kph

General

Currently the largest, heaviest, and arguably best protected wheeled armored multipurpose vehicle in service, the Gepanzertes Transport Kraftfahrzeug (GTK) Boxer (aka MRAV [Multi-Role Armored Vehicle]) serves with the Australian (2019), Dutch (2010), German (2011), Lithuanian (2019), Slovenian (2019) and United Kingdom (2018) armies in a variety of roles. The Boxer system consists of an independent 8x8 chassis containing the driver, engine, and automotive components, and a number of separate "mission modules" such as IFV, APC, command post, and medical treatment, all of which can be swapped in less than an hour. To increase battlefield survivability the Boxer utilizes a double-lined hull shaped to minimize blast damage, thick top armor, and thermal and acoustic dampening to reduce the vehicle's signature. Though unarmed by default, this vehicle may be equipped with various remote weapon stations including the Lemur, M151 Protector (NL), or M153 Protector. Note this vehicle does not carry built-in smoke grenade launchers, instead relying on those integral to mounted RWS systems.

This vehicle is fully crew-able at the Commander's (F7), Gunner's (F6 if equipped with a RWS), Driver's (F9), and Squad Leader's (F11) positions, but only partially modeled with basic interior views.

Beginning with version 3.002 of Steel Beasts Professional this vehicle is available with Combat Engineering capacity in addition to its role as an APC. As an Engineer vehicle it may mark cleared paths through mine fields, tow a MICLIC trailer (rev. 4.250), carry barrier material (concertina wire rolls), and construct wire obstacles in a manner identical to the M113G3 Engineer.

As an APC, the Boxer can lift a dismount section of 8 men, equipped with 2 M136 (AT-4) light anti-armor weapons, an MG3, and 5.56mm rifles. When deployed as an engineering vehicle, the Boxer carries an 8 man pioneer section equipped with 5.56mm rifles.

Thermal Signature

GTK Boxer/APC TIS image, front-right GTK Boxer/APC TIS image, rear-left