Specific: Used by Danish special forces.
Historical: The Supacat HMT 400 (known to the
British as "Jackal") Long Range Patrol Vehicle
(LRPV) design was originally developed for the British
Special Air Service (SAS) requirements but some 130 vehicles has been
deployed with the regular army from 2008. Here there are known as "MWMIK
- Mobility Weapons Mounted Installation Kit"
The Jackal was designed by Supacat at its Honiton factory
based on an HMT - now Lockheed Martin - chassis,
featuring bespoke horizontal airbag suspension and an
unusual mid-engined drivetrain layout.
Supacat has its own relatively small production
capability, so when the orders rolled in, it had to
subcontract Plymouth based Babcock Land Systems to build
In widespread use by the British armed forces. It is believed that the
total numbers of Jackals in British service has reached more than 500
Weight: 7.600 kg (16.720 lb.).
Engine: 6-cylinder Cummins, 5.900 cm3 (360 cubic
inches) displacement, turbo charged, inter cooler,
Horsepower: 185 at 2.500 rpm.
Transmission: 5-speed automatic, Allison 2500
Transfer case: 2-speed.
Electrical system: 24 volt, negative ground.
Tyres: 335/80 - R20.
without preparation: N/A.
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Diesel.
Fuel capacity: 197 liter (43 gallons).
Crew: 1 + 4.
Armament: Armed with cal. 050 heavy machine gun, smoke
Additional: Power assisted steering.
Air-operated springs with variable ride height. Maximum
governed speed is 90 km/h. Air portable by CH-47 Chinook and
There are two 6 x 6 vehicle options for customers wanting
either a recovery version or an increased payload. The
first is a full-time 6x6 option known as the HMT 600 Coyote and the other - as
believed selected for the Australian Nary project - is
the Extenda variant, which adds weight and cost but
offers a greater range of flexibility.
In essence, Extenda is a modular upgrade to the standard
4x4 variant, consisting of a basket and axle, complete
with interfaces to the prop shaft of the standard vehicle.
The transition between four- and six-wheel versions can
be made in two hours, according to Limbrick. Extenda
provides an additional two-ton payload capability and
greater climbing ability up a straight slope, but has a
larger turning circle than the standard vehicle.
Under subcontract to
Babcock Land Systems, Jankel Armouring has developed a
protection package for Jackal consisting of ballistic
panels around the vehicle, underfloor protection in two
main sections - one each forward and rear - and new
Jankel Blast Attenuation Seats (J-BAS).
The Jackal have been developed to a Jackel 2 (more powerful 6.700 cm3
engine) and 2A (mine- and blast protection) variant.