The Philippines attempt in making indegenious weapons

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    This is about the Philippine government's attempt to create its own local weapons, this include the ill-fated Santa Barbara Project.

    MX-1 Kalakian

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    Type: Armored Personnel Carrier (W)
    Armor:
    12mm (hull)
    Crew:
    Commander, Gunner, Driver + 12 Troops

    Dimensions
    Length:
    5.35 m
    Width:
    2.50 m
    Height:
    2.25 m-projected info only

    Weights and loadings
    Weight (Full):
    10,582 kg (23,329.31 lb)

    Power train
    Engine:
    One x 250 hp (186.42 kW) Cummins 6-cylinder in-line diesel, 300 liter (66 US Gal) fuel capacity
    Transmission:
    Allison 4x4 transmission

    Max land speed:
    100 kph

    Weapon Systems
    Main gun:
    12.7 mm HMG in turret
    Secondary gun:
    1x 7.62 mm coax mount and 1 x 7.62 mm rear gun
    Other defenses:
    1 x 40 mm AGL


    Developed in the early 2000s as a joint project between Philippine Army's Light Armored Brigade (later Light Armored Division) and Steelcraft Industries, Incorporated of Manila, Philippines, the MX-1 Kalakian (Water Buffalo) was very similar to the GKN Simba armored car/APC in service with the Philippine Army. The MX-1 was also very similar to the Hari-Digma armored car/APC, another indigenous development, over which the Simba had been selected in the 1990s.

    The prototype vehicle, presented to the Light Armored Brigade in December 2002 featured a one-man turret and rear gunner's position. The vehicle used a commercially available transmission and other commercial vehicle components, all intended to reduce unit cost. The vehicle had an armored hull with the same thickness as the Simba (12mm).

    The turret was a modification of the Cadillac Gage 1-meter turret found on V-150 armored cars also in service in the Philippines. This turret was also produced in a modified form in the Philippines by the Floro International Corporation. The major difference was the incorporation of an additional element allowing for the turret to be armed with a .50 caliber machine gun, 40mm automatic grenade launcher, and 7.62mm machine gun. The Cadillac Gage turret could only be armed with 2 of those weapons at any time. On V-150 and Simba vehicles the 40mm grenade launcher was often added to the top of the turret. This required the gunner expose themselves. The modified turret allowed all the weapons to be fired from within the turret.



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    MX-7 "Gagamba"

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    Technical Data of this vehicle is similar to the British Ferret Mk.2

    The MX-7 (sometimes referred to as the Gagamba, or Spider) is a modified British-made Daimler Ferret Mk 2 scout car, acquired on the open market developed by Steelcraft Industries, Incorporated of Manila, Philippines. The project was initiallyed in the mid-2000s as a low cost scout and reconniassance vehicle for the Philippine Army. The major differences between the MX-7 and original Ferret Mk 2s were the additions of a new diesel engine and 5-speed automatic transmission. The original flip-down armored visors for the driver were also replaced with 3 panes of armored glass providing better visibilty. The vehicle was armed with a single M60 7.62mm machine gun in a 1-man turret and was fitted with 6 smoke grenade launchers on the front fenders.

    While the MX-7 was said to have numerous locally fabricated components, the Ferret armored car was no longer in production making replacement parts for those not locally available difficult. As of 2007 the Philippine Army was said to be more seriously considering Steelcraft's MX-8, which despite being more expensive per unit, was made of a significantly higher quantity of locally available components.



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    MX-8 "Barako" AEV Mk 1/Mk 2/Mk 3

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    Type: Armored Vehicle (W)
    Armor:
    Resistant to 7.62mm and .50 caliber ball
    Crew:
    Commander, Gunner, Driver

    Dimensions
    Length:
    5.30m
    Width: 1.90m
    Height: 1.70m


    Weights and loadings
    Weight (Full):
    5,000 kg (11,023 lb)

    Power train
    Engine:
    Mitsubishi 130 hp (97 kW) Diesel
    Power-to-weight ratio:
    30:1 minimum (full combat weight)
    Transmission:
    Allison transmission

    Performance
    Max land speed:
    100-120 kph (62-75 mph)

    Turning diameter:
    Weapon Systems
    Main gun:
    7.62 mm LMG in turret - other weapons can be mounted such as 40mm automatic grenade launcher, minigun, Ma Deuce.

    The MX-8 Armored Escort Vehicle (sometimes referred to as the Barako, or Wild Boar) was developed by Steelcraft Industries, Incorporated of Manila, Philippines in the mid-2000s as a low cost armored escort vehicle for the Philippine Army. The MX-8 was said to be a 100 percent Filippino design utilizing commercially available components. A 4x4 armored car with a 1-man turret armed with a 7.62mm machine gun, the was intended to escort motorized infantry convoys through hostile areas. This would free up heavier combat vehicles for other operations and reduce the dependance on improvised armored trucks then being used. The vehicle was said to cost around 6 million Philippine pesos, less than a third of the cost of the GKN Simba, one of the Philippine Army's primary combat vehicles.

    Steelcraft Industries had also reportedly suggested that the MX-8's roles and armament options could be expanded depending on what needs the Philippine Armed Forces identified. The initial prototype (later referred to as the Mk 1) had been tested with a .50 caliber machine gun or 7.62mm M134 "Minigun" in the turret, as well as unidentified "rocket launchers."

    In 2008 a Mk 2 prototype was announced with a revised internal arrangement, a independant front suspension, and various other minor modifications. Run-flat tired were also installed as standard. The turret was modified to have vision blocks all around, providing 360 degrees of vision for the gunner. Perhaps the biggest change was the increased ground clearance and installation of a v-shapped hull design. The Mk 2 was developed as a private venture and the modifications were not requested by the AFP.

    A further improved Mk 3 appeared in 2009. It featured another minor redesign of the hull shape. By that time the 4 (2 Mk 1, 1 Mk 2, and 1 Mk 3) prototype vehicles were already in service with the Philippine Army and Philippine National Police.

    The MX-8 Barako is a locally-built armored escort vehicle developed by Steelcraft for the Philippine Army. The MX-8 Barako armored vehicles were manufactured by Steelcraft Military Land Defense firm based in Balintawak, Quezon City. The project was the brainchild of a retired Army chief and was developed by the Philippine Research and Development Branch. The MX-8 prototype project started in 2005 and was carried out under the Self Reliant Defense Posture Law. Costing P6 million each, an MX-8 Barako has an armor level equivalent to the military’s Simba armored personnel carrier (APC) and mobility equal to a Humvee with short turning radius. The “Steelcraft Military Land Defense” agreement allowed 2 units of the MX-8 Barako armored vehicles, each mounted with a .50 caliber machinegun, to be purchased by a provincial government official. The armed vehicle consumes less fuel and is easy to maintain. The Army can buy spare parts from any auto supply store. Tune up and change oil would cost around P2,500, compared to the Simba.



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    Marine Multi-Purpose Vehicle 4x4 (MMPV)

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    Type: 4x4 Multi-Purpose Vehicle
    Armor:
    Crew:
    1 + 3

    Dimensions
    Length:
    Width:
    Height:

    Weights and loadings
    Weight:
    Power train
    Engine:
    Mitsubishi diesel engine

    Weapon Systems
    Main gun:
    M-40-A1 106 mm recoilless rifle or 12.7 mm HMG

    (Not Much Data Available)

    The PMC has produced a local version of the HMMWV and called it the Marine Multi-purpose Vehicle (MMPV). Sources say that it is a heavily modified Mitsubishi Pajero (Montero in US), powered by the Mitsubishi 2.8 L SOHC turbodiesel rated at 92 kW (123 hp/125 PS), transmission, chassis, and 4WD, with an electronic transfer shift that could split power between both axles without the need to stop the vehicle. It cost much less than US-made Humvees, about P310,000 bare, with an additional P35,000 for military equipment and modifications. The Marines have been testing the prototype with a M-40-A1 106 mm recoilless rifle that was taken from Marine soon-to-be decomissioned M-151 jeeps. While the Philippine Navy is negotiating for US-made Humvees including several variants, the Marines will make do with these local version.



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    Columbia Motors Corp. Cruiser Jeeps

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    Type: 4x4 Utility Vehicle
    Armor:
    None
    Crew:
    1 + 3

    Dimensions
    Length:
    Width:
    Height:

    Weights and loadings
    Weight:
    250 kg (550 lb)

    Weapon Systems
    Main gun:
    M-60 LMG
    Max effective Range:
    1,100 m

    Built during the Marcos Administration by the Philippine Army Research and Development Center (PARDC) to augment the existing M-151 "Mutt" and "Kennedy" jeeps. Still in service up to now. Some units are armed usually with machine-gun(s).



    More -> http://kalasagnglahi.angelfire.com/content09.html


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    Coastal-Riverine-Overland Craft (CROC)

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    MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines, as one of the world’s largest archipelagos, also has one of the longest combined coastlines on the planet. Patrolling them requires a well-trained military force and, just as importantly, an appropriate fleet of vehicles.

    Enter the Coastal-Riverine-Overland Craft (CROC). The CROC is a locally developed, Filipino-designed amphibious vehicle that combines the abilities of an all-terrain vehicle and a high-speed jet boat. CROC reportedly incorporates lightweight but rugged materials and breakthrough hull design. It is designed to be equally adept at running on land and cruising in the water.
    The CROC starts out as a 4x4 land vehicle and by retracting its wheels, transforms into a high-speed powerboat capable of navigating in deep and shallow water.

    On land, the CROC is projected to be capable of speeds up to 120 km/h, and with a 200-liter dual fuel tank, could attain a range of 1000 km. Its specs include independent double-wishbone suspension at the front, and a rear torsion bar with coil-over-Eibach springs. It is even equipped with four-wheel steering, providing maneuverability in tight spaces such as the infamous U-turns along C5. It’s e

    Equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.

    More -> http://defense-studies.blogspot.com/2011/04/philippine-designed-amphibious-vehicle.html



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    Project "Santa Barbara"


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    It was a ballistic weapons program initiated by the Marcos administration back in the 1970s to increase the firepower capabilities of the Philippine military, but after the 1986 revolution, the first Aquino administration put a kibosh on this program.

    There was originally a thread about this project in PK Defence Forums but the said thread became rubbish after CC members and Sinophile Filipinos ruined it, with the CCs resorting to insult and misplaced jingoism and ultranationalistic comments.

    More -> https://rhk111smilitaryandarmspage.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/the-mystery-of-marcos-rocket-program/
    ->http://navy.mil.ph/news.php?news_id=876
     
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