Ballistic Specifications

Mezcals’s armouring is professionally integrated into the shell and the doors of the vehicles. The result is a complete armoured structure that contributes to reinforcing the original body of the vehicle. The pillars carrying the doors are specially reinforced at the hinge mounting points, which are directly attached to the armouring structure, and the doors are reinforced in a similar way with the hinge mounting-points also directly attached to the armouring of the door. In this way, the whole added weight of the armouring of the door is supported by the armoured structure of the shell thereby guaranteeing the integrity of the assembly and preventing undue stress on the original body structure. Suspension and brake upgrades are included in the standard specifications, as well as the protection of the battery and the fuel-tank.

Most of Mezcals’s production is armoured to level “B6” but offers a range of protection levels from “B4” to “B7” based on the European CEN standards, and will also provide protection according to other ballistic standards such as NATO STANAG, US NIJ, Russian GHOST or any specific standard required by the customer.


All four sides of the passenger compartment and the roof of the vehicle are protected using high-quality armour steel and glass defeating 7.62x51mm M80 Nato Ball ammunition (U.S. NIJ level III, CEN level FB6/BR6) and 5.56x45 SS109 ammunition (CEN level FB5/BR5 and FB6/BR6) at 0° incidence (90° to the surface) and 10m range according to CEN1063 and CEN1522.

Opaque Areas:
All opaque areas including the roof are protected against the following and all lesser weapons/ ammunition at 90° impact angle in accordance with the above specifications.

  • Calibre 7.62 x 39 mm, FJ/PB/FeC, AK 47 Kalashnikov
  • Calibre 5.56 x 45 mm, FJ/PB/SCP, M16 Colt
  • Calibre 7.62 x 51 mm, FJ/PB/SC, (FN) “FAL” / “LAR” NATO rifle

Transparent Areas:

All transparent areas are multi-layer and poly carbonate coated to protect against the following and all lesser weapons/ ammunition at 90° impact angle in accordance with the above specifications.

  • Calibre 7.62 x 39 mm, FJ/PB/FeC, AK 47 Kalashnikov
  • Calibre 5.56 x 45 mm, FJ/PB/SCP, M16 Colt
  • Calibre 7.62 x 51 mm, FJ/PB/SC, (FN) “FAL” / “LAR” NATO rifle

The floor of the vehicle is designed to defeat the following hand grenades

  • Two DM 51 (German Norm) detonated simultaneously

In addition, the floor also offers protection against anti-personnel mines.

Armoring design:

  • The armouring is integrated inside the vehicle’s cab and forms a complete self-supporting structure so as to avoid excessive stress on the vehicle’s original structure.
  • The interior armour-frame provides overlap for the large-surface armour components such as the door armour-plates and the windows.
  • Hinge mounting points are reinforced both in the pillars and in the doors in a way that the armouring of the door is supported by the armouring of the pillar.
  • Heavy-duty hinges with in-built door-stop.
  • Fuel-tank(s) protected with steel armour-plates.
  • The battery and control module of the engine are protected to the same level as the opaque areas.

Test Reports/ Product Liability

All materials used in the production of the cabin were successfully tested against projectiles and explosives by independent laboratories. Test reports can be presented upon request or during a factory visit. The armouring of the vehicle provides protection against a wide range of projectiles and explosives. However, complete protection is not possible for reasons of design and modern military weapon technology.

Additional equipment included:

·         ECM and battery protection
·         Fuel-tank protection
·         Upgraded suspension to cope with the additional weight due to armouring
·         Run-flat systems on all 5 wheels

Further optional equipment:

Further optional equipment available at extra cost, such as

·         Operable front door windows
·         Ballistic radiator protection
·         Full engine sides protection
·         Brake upgrade – stage 2 (slotted discs and braided hoses + HD callipers and pads)
·         Brake upgrade – stage 3 (big discs, 6-piston callipers front, 4-piston callipers rear and pads)
·         Suspension upgrade – stage 2 (HD antiroll bars)
·         Suspension upgrade – stage 3 (high performance springs and dampers for high-speed driving)
·         Heavy Duty 18” alloy rims with run-flats
·         Gun-ports
·         2-way intercom
·         Front and rear strobe-lights integrated in OEM light lenses
·         Police siren/Public address system
·         Bull-bar
·         Communications equipment (VHF, UHF, satellite...)
·         Electronic Counter Measure Equipment (RF Jammer)
·         Video recording/surveillance equipment
·         Higher ballistic protection level
·         Additional blast protection – Protection against DM31 AP Landmines
·         Other


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