AMX-10P

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AMX-10P
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AMX-10P
Type Infantry fighting vehicle
Place of origin France
Production history
Produced 1973–present
Specifications
Weight 14.2 tonnes
Length 5.85 m
Width 2.78 m
Height 2.57 m
Crew 3 crew + 8 troops

Armour Frontal armour resistant against 23 mm API from 300 m
Main
armament
20mm automatic cannon M693 F1 (800 rounds)
Secondary
armament
7.62mm co-axial machine gun (2,000 rounds)
Engine Hispano-Suiza HS 115
280 hp (210 kW)
Power/weight 19.7 hp/tonne
Suspension Torsion bar
Operational
range
600 km
Speed 65 km/h

The AMX-10P is a French infantry fighting vehicle. It was developed after 1965 to replace the AMX-VCI in French service, and the first prototypes were completed in 1968. It has NBC protection and amphibious capabilities, with hydro jets to swim in water. The AMX-10P has been operated in the past by France, the United Arab Emirates, Greece, Indonesia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Mexico.

The first production vehicles were delivered in 1973 to the 7th Mechanised Brigade stationed at Reims.[1]

The AMX-10P mounts a GIAT M693 20 mm automatic cannon with a day sight magnification of 6×. The cannon's rate of fire is 700 rounds per minute and has an effective range of 1,500 metres. The frontal armour protects against 23 mm API and 14.5 mm API rounds while all-round protection is against small arms bullets and artillery shell splinters only.[2][dated info] In the French Army, 108 are being upgraded between 2006 and 2008, improving the armour and mobility.[3] The modifications will significantly increase the vehicles protection with the installation of add-on armour, while improving mobility by fitting new suspension systems and a strengthened gearbox. The AMX 10P tracked IFV will be upgraded by Giat Industries.

An active armour kit is currently available. The French Army is currently replacing its AMX-10P vehicles with the new Véhicule Blindé de Combat d'Infanterie. The first regiment to retire all its AMX-10P was the 35th Infantry Regiment in Belfort in December 2008.[4]

Variants[edit]

  • AMX-10P/Milan: ATGM launcher vehicle, with two launchers
  • AMX/HOT: ATGM launcher vehicle (Toucan II turret, 4 launchers)
  • AMX-10 TM: Mortar carrier towing 120-mm RT-61 mortar
  • AMX-10 PAC 90: Fire support/AT variant with Giat 90mm gun
  • AMX-10P Marine: Improved amphibious variant with either 12.7mm heavy machine gun, 25mm cannon or 90mm main gun
  • AMX-10 PC: Command variant with varied command stations
  • AMX-10 RC: Wheeled (6 x 6) fire support vehicle with 105mm gun

Users[edit]

A Singapore Army AMX-10PAC with 90mm gun

See also[edit]

Argentina TAM[edit]

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