Akrep II
TypeArmored car
Place of originTurkey
Production history
Produced2019 – present
Mass13.5 tonnes (30,000 lb) (e)
15 tonnes (33,000 lb) (d)
Length5.5 m (18.0 ft) (e), 5.9 m (19.4 ft) (d)
Width2.5 m (8.2 ft)
Height1.8 m (5.9 ft) (e), 1.95 m (6.4 ft) (d)
Crew3 (driver, commander, gunner)

ArmorClassified + add-on armor
25 mm autocannon (Bozok remotely controlled turret), 90 mm gun (CSE 90LP turret)
Machine guns
EngineElectric motors (e), diesel engine (d)
2×180 kilowatts (240 hp) (e), 360 horsepower (270 kW) (d)
Ground clearance400 mm
At least 200 km (electric)
Maximum speed 110 km/h

Otokar Akrep II is a Turkish multi-role vehicle produced by Otokar. There were 2 main types of Akrep II, the electric-drive type is called Akrep IIe, and the diesel-drive type is called Akrep IId. A hybrid-drive version is planned. The vehicle can also be configured as a weapon platform for quick reaction, surveillance missions, armored security, base/air defense missions and other similar missions.


The electric-drive vehicle was introduced at the International Defence Industry Fair 2019 IDEF in Istanbul.[1] The diesel-drive Akrep II was introduced at IDEF 2021.[2]


The Akrep IId powerpack is quite unique in the military, as a U-drive has been adopted in order to shorten the pack, to fit it inside the rear engine compartment. The engine is located on the right, with the transmission on the left. The reason is to fit a 2-man turret (Cockerill CSE 90LP). It is armed with a 90 mm low pressure rifled gun with a 36 calibre barrel length, which allows direct firing as well as indirect fire at a range of 6 km with a 30° elevation.[3]

As standard equipment Akrep II is equipped with central tire inflation, run flat inserts, ABS, air conditioning. Rear axle steering (which allows reducing the turning radius), CBRN filtration, self recovery winch, and numerous situational awareness and safety systems can be optionally equipped.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Foss, Christopher F. (2 May 2019). "IDEF 2019: Otokar displays Akrep IIe electric armoured vehicle". Jane's 360. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  2. ^ "IDEF 2021: Otokar showcases Akrep II fire support vehicle with John Cockerill Defense 90mm turret | IDEF 2021 News Official Online Show Daily Media Partner | Defence security exhibitions 2021 show daily news category". www.armyrecognition.com. Retrieved 2021-11-01.
  3. ^ Paolo (2021-08-24). "Otokar launched the diesel version of its Akrep II". EDR Magazine. Retrieved 2021-11-01.
  4. ^ Ruzhelnyk, Olga (2019-04-30). "IDEF 19: Otokar's Akrep IIe, an electric-driven recce platform". EDR Magazine. Retrieved 2021-11-01.