With the PUMA armoured infantry vehicle, the German Army received the latest combat vehicle of its type. Its combination of protection, mobility and fire power, together with airportability, has so far never been surpassed. This level of performance can only be achieved with extensive innovations. Thus both the basic crew (3) and the infantrymen (6) sit in the hull. A close-range observation and control system acquires and evaluates all important data. The fully digitised fire control system takes into account all parameters of the stabilised weapon. Since the end of 2010 the pre-production vehicles have been subjected to a severe test programme by the German Army. The first vehicles are scheduled to be delivered to the troops in 2013.
Skill Level: 4
Contains 177 parts, Status: first production vehicle, finely detailed surface structures with non-slip coating, vinyl tracks easy to assemble, moveable smoke grenade dischargers, rotating turret, elevating cannon, hatches can be shown open and authentic decals of the first serial vehicles.
Length: 215 mm