Produced by Rafael and Carmor , the Wolf Armoured Vehicle is an armoured personnel carrier, used mainly by the Israeli Army.The Wolf is a heavily armoured crew carrier, manufactured by the companies Carmor and Rafael. It combines a commercial truck’s speed and maneuverability and APC-like armour, qualities necessary for low-intensity confrontation. The Wolf’s chassis is based on a Ford F-550 truck, and is equipped with a 6-litre V8 engine capable of reaching 325 horsepower. The engine is combined with a 5-speed automatic transmission, which drives all four wheels, making this a four-by-four.
The vehicle’s armor and design offers a high degree of protection. It is available in troop carrier, command vehicle, rescue vehicle, logistics support and ambulance configurations.
Use by Israeli Forces
During the Second Intifada, Carmor (formerly Hatehof), Rafael ِAdvanced Defense Systems and the Israeli army, jointly developed the Wolf (Zeev in Hebrew), a 4×4 wheeled armored personal carrier for urban warfare. The Israel Ministry of Defense placed a $20 million order for Wolf Armoured Vehicle. The vehicles replaced aging light vehicles used by the Armed Forces of Israel.
The Wolf has been operational in the Israeli Army since 2005 and has become one of the main vehicles in use by the Israeli army in the occupied Palestinian territory.News1 : Wolf operational in the IDF Wolf vehicles were used by the Israeli Army in Operation “Bringing Home the Goods” on 14 March 2006. Wolf vehicles have been used by the Israeli army for military patrols near the settlements of Mitzpe Yair and Karmei Tzur and during house demolitions in Palestinian villages in the Southern Hills of Hebron in the West Bank. Carmor holds the exclusive rights to distribute the Wolf globally.Wolf Armoured Vehicle