The Protected Weapon Station (PWS) 6146 is a lightweight protected gunner’s platform designed specifically for the MAN HX58 and HX77 logistic trucks (9t and 15t). It comprises of a protected weapon station on a geared slewing ring, a cab integration frame and gunners step.

The PWS is designed to provide a defensive rotating weapon station with ballistic protection. The L47A1 gun mount that is fitted to the PWS accepts the 7.62mm L7A2 GPMG  but has a reversionary mode so that it also accepts the 5.56mm L110A2 Light Machine Gun.

The weapon station is driven by a simple manual gearbox mounted on the LH side of the traversing ring. The gearbox may be disengaged to allow the gunner to quickly swing the weapon station through large angles of arc onto the target area. Fine final adjustment in traverse can then be made using the gearbox.

Protection is via lightweight armour panels, which can be removed and replaced in the field, aiding repair and reducing down-time.

The PWS is fully supported with a suit of Technical Publications and NATO codified components.

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Technical Specification

NSN:2510-99-687-2876
Pt No:6146
LNA:L50A1
Frontal Protection Level:NIJ Level 3
Weapon Fit:7.62mm L7A2 GPMG
5.56mm L110A2 LMG (Minimi)
Elevation:30 degrees (GPMG)
Depression:20 degrees (GPMG)
Traverse:360 degrees manual drive or free traverse
Approx 35 degrees left/right with traverse ring locked
Weight:Protected weapon station: 140 kg (less weapon/ ammunition)
Support frame: 32 kg
Total weight: approx 172 kg
Dimensions:Swept radius: 135 cm (to GPMG muzzle)
Height: 0.49m
Width: 1.2m
Overall length: 2.2m (rear armour panel to GPMG muzzle)
Vehicle / Boat Interface:Roof / frame aperture dia - 868mm nominal

 

 

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