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PiPz Dachs AEV – Armored Engineer Vehicle
Manufactured by MaK System Gesellschaft mbH (now Rheinmetall Land Systems), the Pionierpanzer 2A1 Dachs (Ger: “Badger”) is a medium, fully tracked, armored vehicle, that performs earth-moving, engineering (welding and cutting), obstacle breaching, and obstacle construction operations on the battlefield. A 1987 upgrade of the Pionierpanzer 1 (Leopard 1 AEV), the Dachs features 9.20 m extensible excavator arm equipped with a 1.1 cubic meter bucket (currently nonfunctional) and, with the fitted lifting eyes, it may perform crane duties up to 2 tons. Alternately, in Steel Beasts, the Dachs may be outfitted with an auger equipped boom identical to that of the Pionierpanzer 1 (also nonfunctional). With preparation the Dachs may ford water obstacles up to 4 meters deep and while so equipped may conduct excavation operations to a depth of 2.25 meters. This vehicle may be equipped with the Lemur remote weapon station.
Beginning with Steel Beasts version 4.000, engineering vehicles such as the Dachs AEV may carry barrier materials (concertina wire rolls) for the construction of wire obstacles during runtime. Refer to the Obstacles And Fortifications page for information regarding the placement and construction of such obstacles.
Currently the Dachs AEV is in service with the German, Belgian, Chilean, and Canadian (as the Badger) armed forces.
Puma – Infantry Fighting Vehicle
The Puma is a German infantry fighting vehicle (Schützenpanzer or short SPz) designed to replace the aging Marder IFVs currently in service with the Bundeswehr. Replacement began in 2010 and is scheduled for completion by 2020. Mass production began on 6 July 2009. The company responsible for the project is PSM Projekt System Management, a joint venture of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and Rheinmetall Landsysteme. The Puma is one of the best-protected IFVs, while still having a high power-to-weight ratio. SAIC offered a derivative of the Puma as its contender in the American GCV Infantry Fighting Vehicle program.