CM-32 Armoured Vehicle - Design and Development

Design and Development

The project was launched in 2002, at a cost of NT$700 million (US$21.9 million).

Mass production started in 2007, with an initial order for 600 units. It is estimated that up to 1,400 CM-32s may end up being in operational service. The Armor of the CM-32 provides protection of 7.62mm AP rounds, while the frontal arc withstands 12.7mm AP rounds. NBC protection and fire suppression systems are also standard. The V-shaped hull provides protection from landmines and can withstand 12kg of TNT under any wheel. The CM-32 is armed with a 12.7mm machine gun in it's basic APC form. It can also house a 20mm chaingun or a 120mm mortar or a 105mm cannon.

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