The adaptable and cutting-edge CARACAL airborne vehicle from Rheinmetall features remarkable mobility, lightweight construction, and a distinctive modular design. It is constructed on a G-Class chassis modified for military use.
The CARACAL is Rheinmetall’s response to the increasing demand for airborne vehicles in military forces worldwide. It is built on a militarized and proven G-Class chassis, offering exceptional mobility, lightweight construction, and optional mountable ballistic protection elements. The vehicle’s unique modular design allows it to serve various roles in airborne operations, ranging from basic troop transport to ambulance services, combat engineer groups, and different logistical applications. The CARACAL is powered by a Euro 3 compliant, 3-liter Mercedes-Benz OM656 6-cylinder inline turbo-diesel engine, generating 183 kW (249 hp) and providing 600 Nm of torque between 1,400 and 2,880 rpm coupled to a Mercedes-Benz 9G-Tronic gearbox. It can reach a maximum road speed of 140 km/h. The Caracal is air-transportable, with up to two vehicles fitting inside HTH CH-47F and CH-53K helicopters, or being carried underslung.