Pandur II can carry 14 passengers, weighs about 15 tons, and can carry up to three tons. It is smilar to the U.S. Stryker. Pandur II is 6.95 meters (21.5 feet) long and 2.85 meters (8.8 feet) wide. Top speed on roads is 100 kilometers an hour. The basic armor protects against 7.62mm bullets and shell fragments. Additional armor can be added to protect against larger machine-guns and RPGs. The vehicle has a turret that can mount anything from a 30mm auto-cannon to a 105mm gun. Portugal was replacing older armored personnel carriers (M113s) with the Pandurs but now some of the elderly M113s will remain in service or be replaced with trucks.