Tatrapan is an armoured off-road vehicle built on the military version of the Tatra 815 chassis. The vehicle has a cab for a driver and a commander of the vehicle and a superstructure body which can be modified and equipped for various applications. The superstructure body is designed as an autonomous unit and its crew can work independently also as a permanent autonomous station. Quick release clamps with centering pins provide a means for fastening the body, thus enabling application of various bodies on a single chassis. Maximum time required to replace a body is 60 minutes.
A specially constructed V-shaped bottom provides increased protection against mine explosions.
The first Tatrapan prototype entered service in 1994. Till 2009, there were about 50 vehicles produced for the Slovak and Cypriot National Guard armies.