Taiwan to develop new version of its CM-32 8×8 armored armed with 105mm cannon

Army Recognition
Date: 04 January 20217

A mobile gun version of the CM-32 armed with a 105mm cannon was presented during a defense exhibition in Taiwan. (Picture source: Wikimedia)

According to information published by the "Taiwan News" website in December 2020, Taiwan will develop a new variant of its CM-32 nicknamed Clouded Leopard armed with a 105mm cannon.

The CM-32 is an 8×8 armored vehicle fully designed and manufactured in Taiwan to meet the operational requirements of the Republic of China (ROC) Army. The project of the new CM-32 was launched in 2002 and the production of the vehicle started in 2007.

The CM-32 is in service with the Taiwanese army in many configurations including the CM-32 command post, CM-33 APC Armored Personnel Carrier, and CM-34 IFV Infantry Fighting Vehicle fitted with a two-man turret armed with an Orbital ATK Mk 44 Bushmaster II 30 mm dual-feed automatic cannon.

The design of the vehicle is very similar to modern 8×8 armored vehicles produced in Europe. The driver and the engine are located at the front of the vehicle, a turret in the middle and a troop's compartment at the rear.    [FULL  STORY]

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