The Cobra II is an infantry mobility vehicle developed by Turkish firm Otokar which uses some mechanical components and sub-systems of the HMMWV. Cobra II is a 4×4 wheeled armoured vehicle and has a capacity for nine personnel including the driver and the commander. It features high level of protection against threads from improvised explosive devices, land mines. Among its various functions are security and peacekeeping operations and border protection. The personnel carrier can be produced in different versions, including amphibious, according to different security requirements of the user thanks to its modular design.
The tactical personnel carrier’s overall length is 5.6 m with its width 2.5 m and height 2.2 m. Rear view camera, thermal front camera, air conditioning system, blackout lighting system and a towing eye are among the standard equipment of the vehicle. It can be additionally fitted with a self-recovery winch, a CBRN defense filtration kit, automation fire extinguishing system, navigation system, intercom system and an auxiliary power unit. It can be optionally equipped with a remote controlled weapon system (RCWS) of 25 mm machine gun or with a low altitude air defense missile system of HISAR-A and with a grenade launcher.
Cobra II is powered by a 6.7L, six-cylinder, water cooled, turbo charged, common rail, diesel engine mated to an automatic gearbox (six forward and one reverse). It produces a power of 281hp (210kW) at 2,500rpm, and torque of 970Nm at 1,700rpm. The engine complies with EURO-3 emission standards and is also compatible with F-34 and F-54 fuel. It has a maximum speed of 110 km/h (68 mph) and can operate in range of 700 km (430 mi). There is an amphibious and slightly larger variant of the Cobra II with a more powerful 6.7 L, 360Hp, V6 turbocharged engine that is capable of crossing lakes and smaller bodies of water.