Fiat Type 6614
|Type||Wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier|
|Place of origin||Italy|
|Used by||See: Users|
|Wars||Somali Civil War|
|Manufacturer||Fiat-Oto Melara |
Asia Motors (KM900 version only)
|Variants||Type 6616, KM900|
|Mass||8,500 kg (1,340 st)|
|Length||5.86 m (19.2 ft)|
|Width||2.5 m (8.2 ft)|
|Height||1.78 m (5.8 ft)|
|Crew||1-2 crew + 8-10 passengers (Type 6614 & KM900)|
|Type 6614 & KM900:|
1 x 7.62mm machine gun or
1 x .50 cal machine gun
1 x 7.62mm machine gun
1 x 20mm Rheinmetall MK 20 Rh 202 autocannon
|Engine||1 x IVECO Model 8062.24|
160hp @ 3,200rpm
|Maximum speed||100 km/h (62 mph)|
The Fiat Type 6614 is a 4x4 wheeled armoured personnel carrier developed as a joint venture between Fiat and Oto Melara of Italy. The hull is welded steel, and the vehicle is amphibious. The first prototype was built in 1972.
The 6614 hull is made of welded steel with a uniform thickness of 8 mm; the driver's seat is on the front of the vehicle on the left and is equipped with episcopes that allow observation of the vehicle in front and to the sides. The engine with the transmission is located in the front right side of the vehicle in order to leave as much space as possible to the team of soldiers transported in the rear, equipped with a hatch for the rapid disembarkation / embarkation of men. The Blindo could be armed with a simple turret (which can be folded down to facilitate strategic transport) manually operated (the same as the VCC-1 Camillino) equipped with a 12.7 mm heavy machine gun. There is also has a hatch in the middle of the vehicle and there are side slits and rear equipped with fume extractor from the fighting compartment, that allow the safe use of personal armament by the transported personnel. On each side of the turret there is finally an installation for three electrically operated fog-type grenade launchers.
A particular feature that distinguishes this medium is its ability to act as an amphibious medium. The thrust in the water is provided by the movement created by the wheels, while the buoyancy is allowed thanks to the shape of the vehicle and the joints to make it waterproof. Because of its ability to be amphibious, the Fiat 6614 can be very useful in rescue missions and emergencies such as natural disasters, and for this reason it is still in service in the mobile police of the State Police.
The Type 6616 was a version of the Type 6614 that incorporated a turret armed with a 20mm autocannon. The turret was designed, built, and installed by Oto Melara.
The KM900 was a version of the Fiat 6614 produced under license by Asia Motors for use by the Republic of Korea Army. It is expected that the KM900s will be phased out with the introduction of the KNAV (KW1 Scorpion).
- Argentina - 25
- State Police - 50
- South Korea - 400 
- Libya - 200
- Peruvian Army - 15
- Somalia - 270
- Somaliland - Dozens?
- Tunisia - 150
- Vietnam - 24
Note: Numbers reflect total orders/production for each country. Current holdings may be different.