Mamba Mk5 Iveco: Premier Armoured Vehicle - Osprea
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Mamba™ Mk5 Iveco


The Next Generation of the Legendary Armoured Vehicle

Osprea Logistics is proud of the next generation of the legendary Mamba APC, the Mk5 – now with a state of the art Iveco drive train, this brings the famous Mamba to a whole new level and pushes it into the 21st Century.

Faced with 21st Century threats, governments, corporates and organisations operating in conflict environments repeatedly request the Mamba vehicles they know and trust. This further development of the Mamba Mk5 range provides even higher degrees of ballistic and mine protection, excellent mobility and more manoeuvrability than ever before.

The Mamba was one of the most successful wheeled vehicles designed to protect multi-role forces operating in mine-threatened environments. Thousands of Mamba vehicles have been built in South Africa and most are still in service in military, combat and peacekeeping operations, across Africa and the world.

The Mamba has a documented and enviable in-service record for user friendliness, safety, performance reliability and ease of logistics support. Sound in its ballistic and ergonomic design, it is becoming the preferred choice in medium-sized wheeled armoured vehicles with over 60 sold into African peace operations in its first year of production.

The new Mamba Mk5 Iveco retains all of the legendary design and performance capabilities of the Mamba pedigree, combined with the latest improvements and modifications critical for 21st Century combat operations. All this at a price point that reflects the realities of today’s budgetary requirements.

As the owner of the Mamba brand, only Osprea Logistics produces new Mamba Mk5 vehicles.

• Combat proven pedigree

• Maximum power, manoeuvrability, and protection

• Advantageous price point

Technical Specifications

Power Supply

Air cooled 4 stroke direct injected turbo-charged diesel engine

Make: Iveco

Model: Tector F4AE0681B

Cylinders: 6 in-line

Displacement: 5,880 cc

Power: 179 kW (240 Hp) @ 2700 rpm

Torque: 810 Nm (597.42 lbft) @ 1200–2100 rpm

Coolant: Water with viscostatic fan

Power : Wgt Ratio (kW/ton) 20.69


Gearbox: Gears Allison automatic gearbox (Eaton FSO 5206B 6 Speed Synchromesh with PTO optional)

Transfer Case: ZF – Iveco TC700 3 Shaft

Drive: Permanent 4×4

Drive Shaft Angles <13º


Front suspension: Single Acting semi-elliptic leaf springs with anti-roll bar

Rear suspension: Single Acting semi-elliptic leaf springs with anti-roll bar

Shock Absorbers: Hydraulic Double Acting in front and rear with helper springs in the rear

Front Axle: Iveco 5956CS, Hub Reduction with diff lock Capacity 5,500 kg

Rear Axle: Iveco 451046, Hub Reduction with diff lock. Ratio: 6:95:1 Capacity 9,500 kg

Tyre Size: 1400:20 Ply 20” rim (395/85/R20 optional)

Central Tyre Inflation System: Optional

Details and Performance

Length (mm) 5,240 mm

Width (mm) 2,450 mm

Height (mm) 2,600 mm

Tare Mass (kg) 8,650 kg

Manufacturer’s GVM (kg): 14,400 kg

Maximum Additional Payload (kg): 5,750 kg

Wheelbase: 3,250 mm


Ground Clearance (mm) 430 mm

Fording Depth (mm) 1,200 mm

Top Speed kph: 114 kph (governed)

Sustained Road Speed: 100 kph

Acceleration 0–60 kph (seconds): 22.6

Acceleration 30–60 kph (seconds): 12

Turning Circle: 14 m

Turning Radius: 7 m

Range on Road @ 80 kph: >600 km

Gradient Ability: 70%

Side Tipping Angle Road: – 34.5º, Vehicle – 38°

Vertical Step Up: 600 mm

Power Wgt Ratio (kW/ton): 20.69

Crew Capacity: up to 2+9

Fuel Tank Size: 200 L

Drive Line Spares Availability: IVECO COTS

On Site Warranty Service & Mechanics Support: Yes


V–Shaped Monocoque Hull, Integral Crew Capsule with double layer armour (12mm, 8 mm & 5 mm with 65 mm interspace), Removable Engine Compartment

Ballistic Protection: STANAG 4569 level 4, equivalent to 14 kg ATA mines under vehicle, upgradable

Blast Protection: Double TM-57 equivalent to 12 kg TNT anywhere under the vehicle, upgradable to STANAG 4 and beyond

Windows : B7 100mm with Polycarbonate Option Stanag 3 upgradable to Stanag 4

Weapon System (Max): Up to 20mm Cannon, Katyusha, 14.5, 82mm Smoke, 82mm Mortar

Window Firing Points: 9

Roof Firing Points: Up to 7

Mounts: Up to 4 additional mounts to customer specification

Turret: Mechanical or Electric

Under Engine Protection: YES V-Hull



Core Operational Advantages of the Mamba Mk5

The Mamba Mk5 is stronger and more powerful than its competitors, with improved manoeuvrability and performance, especially in urban theatres. Its industry-leading performance highlights include:

Top Speed 114 kph (governed)

Gradient Ability 70% (@ 1,200 rpm)

Tipping Angle 34.5º

Vertical Step Up 600 mm

Fording Depth 1,200 mm

Ground Clearance 430 mm Range Km 600

Turning Circle (m) 14 m Payload 5,750 kg

Power to weight 20.69 kW/ton

Spares Iveco COTS

Emissions Euro 3

• Dual layer armour (an effective upgrade from 8 mm to 13 mm). Armoured back plate on side storage bins and rear door.

• Additional appliqué plates and armoured glass panes can be fitted and removed as required, in the A + B Armour System.

• Sole adherence to European and NATO components.

• Extreme engineering at an advantageous price.

• Up to 7 roof-firing points, 3 fixed weapons mounts or turrets and weapons systems capabilities up to 20 mm rifles, mortar platforms, or multiple rocket launchers.

• Optional configurations: armoured personnel carrier, infantry fighting vehicle, fully fitted 2-stretcher ambulance, command and control vehicle and multi-modal communications platforms.

• Production capability of up to 25 units per month with options for co-located assembly facilities at client venue.

• Full warranty protection for vehicle and drive train.

• Optional Osprea Logistics operator, mechanic training and on-site repair and maintenance services.

• Combat protection against anti-personnel mines, anti-tank mines, IEDs, RPGs and rifles up to 7.62 mm.


One platform; Eight Vehicles

The Mamba Mk5 is specifically designed as a single format multiple platform vehicle.  With modular interior the same vehicle can be configured as:

  • APC
  • Command and Control
  • Ambulance
  • Recovery Vehicle
  • VIP Escort / Transport
  • Security Vehicle
  • Mortar or Rocket Platform
  • Cash In Transit

Additional options would add Ground Penetrating Radar to the EOD or IA vehicle.

Multi-Platform with a simplified unified logistics and parts supply chain.


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