Norinco VP11 v8.0
Im VERY PROUND to present you my first FROM SCRATCH project. The VP11 is a family of mine-protected patrol vehicles, produced by China North Industries (Norinco).
The VP11 design is based on a 4×4 light truck chassis and is intended to be used for reconnaissance, forward command and control, and urban operations vehicle for homeland security missions.
The general layout of the vehicle is standard with the engine at the front, crew in the middle and troop’s compartment at the rear. The windscreen and windows in the upper part of the hull are bulletproof and splinterproof and provide the occupants with good visibility over the frontal arc. There is one single door on each side of the hull and one at the rear of the vehicle. The VP11 can carry seven soldiers including driver, commander and gunner.
The VP11 MRAP uses a monocoque V-shaped hull, external lightweight armor, internal spall liners and blast mitigation materials are used to protect the crew and vehicle from explosion of heavy mines under the vehicle or wheels.
The purpose of V-hulls is to increase vehicle and crew survivability by deflecting an upward directed blast from a landmine or Improvised Explosive Device (IED) away from the vehicle, while also presenting a sloped armor face. By presenting its armor at an angle, it increases the amount of material a ballistic projectile must pass through in order to penetrate the vehicle, and increases the chance of deflection.
According engineers of Norinco, the VP11 offers high level protection with good cross-country mobility and fire power.