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Posted: 7/11/2001 8:02:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/11/2001 8:01:35 AM EDT by Boomer]
A friend of mine snapped these pics while he was stationed in Bosnia. Can anyone identify the vehicle and provide and information or specifications about it? Thanks. [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/013/Zm/OG/px/7A45888.jpg[/img] [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/013/Uz/zu/uj/7c23933.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 8:08:28 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 8:10:55 AM EDT
What Chuck said! That thing is very cool...
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 8:28:41 AM EDT
This is a Panhard VBL Scout Car, developed in 1978, still in production. Manufactured by Societe de Constructions Mecaniques Panhard et Levassor, Paris France
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 8:30:11 AM EDT
According to Jane's Tank Recognition Guide on page 238, it is a Panhard VBL Scout Car. Armor-11.5mm maximum Maximum Road Speed 95km/hr Maximum road range 600km, 800km with onboard fuel cans NBC system-Yes Weight, combat-3590 kg Armament 1x7.62 MG, 1xMILAN ATGW launcher In service with Cameroon, Djibouti,France, Gabon, Mexico, Niger, Nigeria, Portugal, Qatar, Rwanda, and Togo Maufacturer Societe de Constructions Mecaniques Panhard et Levassor, Paris, France
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 11:48:47 AM EDT
Thanks, people. You guys make AR15.com the best.
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 11:51:33 AM EDT
Maybe a group purchase on these.
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 12:02:52 PM EDT
Only if they have a chome lined barrel and cost $543 each. [:)]
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 3:09:53 AM EDT
How about this? [img]http://www.intlrepo-depo.com/Land_Rover_1.JPG[/img] Its a Shorland Armoured Patrol Vehicle(APV). Compared to the VBL, its maximum armor is 8.25mm, top speed identical at 95km/h (~55mph), no NBC system, but mounts a 360 degree rotating turret, which uses the 1919A4 Browning machine gun. So it actually has a usable turret. These can be had for under $15k, and can be easily made street-legal. [uzi]
Link Posted: 7/14/2001 12:35:22 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Boomer: A friend of mine snapped these pics while he was stationed in Bosnia.
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Boomer, There is one of those, or a darn close lookalike, at the FT Lewis Museum. It's with the prototypes for the Hummer and the other cool buggies from the High Tech Test Bed (HTTB) days with the 9th Division. Cool tish down there.
Link Posted: 7/14/2001 2:00:03 AM EDT
after seing that french armored car that land rover looks like shit.
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