type=All-terrain transport vehicle
crew=1 (+16 passengers)
length= 7.67 m
width= 1.91 m
height= 2.38 m
weight= 5,250 kg
armour= Kevlar lining
primary_armament= 12.7 mm NSV machine gun
engine= GM 6,2 l Heavy Duty V-8 diesel engine
engine_power= 113 kW/346 Nm
suspension= tracked and all four tracks are powered
speed= 65 km/h, swim 6 km/h
pw_ratio= 46.46 kW/tonne
vehicle_range= 280 km [ [http://www.mil.fi/maavoimat/kalustoesittely/00098_en.dsp The Finnish Defence Forces: Presentation of equipment ] ]
The Nasu (acronym for "Nauha-Sisu" _en. Track Sisu, also meaning "Piglet" in Finnish) is a tracked articulated, all-terrain transport vehicle developed by
Sisu Autofor the Finnish Army. It consists of two units, with all four tracks powered. It can carry up to 17 people, although the trailer unit can be adapted for different applications (see Variants section). There are two main versions, the NA-140 BT and the NA-110.
Although it looks externally like the
Bandvagn 206, which also is in Finnish Army use, it is an entirely new design, and almost 1 meter longer and 1,000 kg heavier. It has a better performance and payload-carrying capability than the Bv 206. The Nasu is designed to carry troops and equipment through snow and bog-lands in northern Finland. For this, it is equipped with four wide (62 cm) powered rubber tracks. The low ground pressureenables the Nasu to cope with a wide range of difficult conditions. It is also fully amphibious, with a speed in water of up to 6 km/h when driven by its tracks.
The total load capacity is 1,950 kg and a trailer with a weight of up to 2,500 kg can also be towed behind the second compartment.
More than 500 vehicles of this type have been manufactured and it is used as a personnel carrier and a weapons platform (for
BGM-71 TOWanti-tank guided missiles, 120 mm mortars). In basic infantry versions, a roof-mounted 12.7 mm NSV anti-aircraft machine gun is used for close-range antiaircraft protection. There are also command, signals and ambulance variants of the vehicle.
The vehicle type is referred to as a "Small Unit Support Vehicle" (SUSV) pronounced "susvee" in the
;NA-140 BT: Manufactured between
1986and 1991. Powered by a Rover 3,5 (3,9) V-8 gasoline engine (142 kW/280 Nm). Weight: 4,850 kg, payload: 1,950 kg, length: 7.55 m, width: 1.91 m, height: 2.30 m, complement: 5 (icluding driver) in frontal unit and up to 12 in tail unit.;NA-110:Manufactured between 1992and 1994. Powered by a GM 6,2 l Heavy Duty V-8 diesel engine (113 kW/346 Nm). Weight: 5,250 kg, payload: 1,950 kg, length: 7.67 m, width: 1.91 m, height: 2.38 m, complement: 5 (including driver) in frontal unit and up to 12 in tail unit.;NA-111GT: A signal station version. [ [http://www.mil.fi/maavoimat/kalustoesittely/index.dsp?level=83&equipment=143 Finnish Defence Forces material presentation] ] ;NA-122: Called Krh-TeKa in Finnish Army service. A version that carries a 120 mm mortar on its tail unit. [ [http://www.laivasto.fi/maavoimat/kalustoesittely/index.dsp?level=65&equipment=118&printable=2&level=65&equipment=118 Finnish Defence Forces material presentation] ]
Finnish Army. The Kainuu Brigadeand the North Karelia Brigadeemploys the vehicle as their main transport vehicle. Further, most of the other brigades have a few vehicles each.;FRA: French Army(27th Alpine Brigade).;IND: Indian Army;MEX: Mexican ArmyOperated by the Mountain Brigade
;PRC: Woodlands Ministry (30 vehicles). [ [http://220.127.116.11/TRIPviewer/temp/TUNNISTE_KK_633_1993_fi.html Valtiopäivät 1993, Kirjallinen kysymys 633] ] ;FIN::*Two Nasus are used at the Finnish Antarctic research base Aboe. [http://www.fimr.fi/sv/etelamanner/uutiset/16.html COMNAP Aboa Research Station] :*Several Fire Departments in Finland are using the vehicle. [ [http://www.htk.fi/palolaitos/si_nasu.html Kanta-Hämeen Pelastuslaitos] ] ;TUR: Police forces (47 vehicles). [ [http://18.104.22.168/TRIPviewer/temp/TUNNISTE_KK_633_1993_fi.html Valtiopäivät 1993, Kirjallinen kysymys 633] ] [ [http://www.kaapeli.fi/hypermail/suomis-list/0037.html Suomen Sillan Uutisviikko 46/96] ]
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