Bionix II: Crouching Tiger

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Bionix II: Crouching Tiger


Bionix II on display.

  • Basic Description:
    • The Bionix II (BX) is an Infantry Fighting Vehicle developed by Singapore’s ST Kinetics that entered service in 2006. The Bionix II retains the original hull of the Bionix 25, an M242 Bushmaster armed IFV that has since been supplemented by the Bionix II. The hull is highly protected, equipped with MEXAS-M armor capable of meeting STANAG 4569 Level IV+ as well as being able to carry 10 passengers. The rear compartment has a standard opening hatch, but also comes with a top hatch that allows the squad to mount a 7.62mm machine gun for extra firepower. The standard crew is 3, with the driver being located in the front along with the engine, and the commander and gunner being located in the turret. The turret is an indigenous design featuring the 30mm Bushmaster II that is capable of firing APFSDS-T as well as other rounds and provides the Gunner and Commander 2nd-generation thermal imagers and a laser rangefinder for engaging targets at night and at distance. The turret has a coaxial 7.62mm machine gun as well as a Commander’s 7.62mm Machine Gun mount. The vehicle itself is designed to traverse Singapore’s narrow roadways and bridges while being light enough to prevent damage to infrastructure. The Bionix II is still in service and an estimated 200 are in use by the Singaporean Army.
    • The Bionix II is being supplemented by the new Hunter IFV developed by ST Engineering and DSTA, both of which are Singaporean Defense Companies. Standby for the Hunter IFV in my next suggestion!
  • Specifications:
    • Role: Infantry Fighting Vehicle
    • Origin/Manufacturer:
      • Singapore - ST Kinetics
    • Armament:
      • Primary: 30mm Bushmaster II
        • Ammunition:
          • APFSDS-T
          • AP-I
          • SAPHEI-T
          • HEI-T
        • Feed System:
          • Dual-Belt Fed
      • Coaxial: 7.62x51mm Machine Gun
      • Commander’s Roof-mounted: 7.62x51mm Machine Gun
      • Rear Mounted: 7.62x51mm Machine Gun
    • Dimensions:
      • Length: 5.97m
      • Width: 2.78m
      • Height: 2.77m
      • Weight: 27t
    • Mobility:
      • Engine: 475hp - Detroit Diesel 6V-92TA Turbocharged Diesel Engine
      • Max Speed: 70km/h
      • Transmission: HMPT-500EC Automatic Transmission (6-Forward, 2-Reverse)
      • Suspension: Hydropneumatic Suspension
  • Crew:
    • Commander
    • Gunner
    • Driver
    • 10x Additional Passengers
  • Modifications:
    • 2nd generation-Thermal Imagers
      • User(s):
        • Gunner
        • Commander
    • Night Vision Device(s):
      • User(s):
        • Driver
    • Laser Rangefinder
    • Armor:
      • MEXAS-M Modular Armor
        • Rated at STANAG 4569 Level 4+ with additional addon armor.
    • 6x 76mm Smoke Grenades
  • In-game:
    • The Bionix II is a unique IFV that brings heavy firepower with its 30mm cannon as well as multiple machine gun mounts to mark or injure exposed crew members of other vehicles. It has solid armor, allowing it survivability to assist team members and eliminate vehicles such as tanks. It would be a solid add to War Thunder as its a unique vehicle only used by Singapore and is locally built. The question is, where does it go?
    • With it’s capabiltiies, it would best be suited around battle rating 9.0 (realistic).
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