WZM > Production > WAPC RYŚ

Following constant changes of Polish Armed Forces and technical solutions applied worldwide in the domain of wheeled armoured vehicles construction, we started the construction of modern wheeled armoured vehicle RYŚ 8 x 8. Well prepared chassis architecture concept, totally conform with the Ministry of Defence requirements, gave in result a very good construction.  In 2004, WAPC RYŚ positively passed all tests foreseen for armoured wheeled vehicles for Polish Armed Forces.  The acceptation of the previous assumptions resulted in a large family of vehicles constructed on the WAPC RYŚ chassis.

The most important characteristics of basic WAPC RYŚ 8 x 8 chassis are:

  • modular construction, permitting to service and to repair the vehicle in field conditions,
  • modern Diesel engine, EURO 3 norm compliant, with semi-automatic gear box, guarantying a minimal service scope and low use costs,
  • integrated power transmission group POWER PACK with fast connectors package, with possibility of an exchange in less than 20 minutes,
  • unprecedented low noise level (73 – 87 dBA), measured according to the Polish norm PN-92/S-04051, importantly improves the work conditions in comparison to other vehicles of this type,
  • accommodation to trespass water obstacles swimming, without any special preparation of the vehicle (jump from the boat),
  • central system of wheels pumping, with possibility of smooth pressure regulation in every wheel and to correct the air pressure when the tyres are defected,
  • accommodation to air transport in C-130 HERCULES aircraft as standard NATO armed forces equipment, to railway transport and to transport on low loading trailers.