Armoured Multirole Carrier

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Armoured Multirole Carrier
Type Armoured personnel carrier
Place of origin France
Production history
Manufacturer Renault Trucks Défense
Specifications
Weight 18–23 t (18–23 long tons)
Length 6.3 m (20 ft 8 in)
Width 2.55 m (8 ft 4 in)
Height 2.2 m (7 ft 3 in)
Crew 3
Passengers 8-10 fully equipped troops

Engine 6-cylinder Renault DXi 11 diesel engine
370 hp (280 kW) or 460 hp (340 kW)
Payload capacity 6.5 t (6.4 long tons)
Operational
range
750 km (470 mi)

The Armoured Multirole Carrier (AMC) is an armoured personnel carrier designed by Renault Trucks Défense, part of Renault Trucks. A concept model was put on display for the first time at Eurosatory 2008. It is one of the contenders to replace the VAB, also made by Renault, around 2020, as part of "Project Scorpion", a large-scale military modernization programme.[1]

The AMC is a high-mobility medium armoured vehicle. A wide range of different models is planned in both six and eight-wheel drive variants.[2]

Versions[edit]

  • Armoured transport
  • Infantry combat vehicle
  • Troop transport
  • Mobile command centre (AMC-PC)
  • Ambulance (AMC-SAN)
  • HOT launcher (AMC-HOT)
  • Anti-air missile launcher
  • Mortar truck
  • Artillery observation
  • NBC reconnaissance
  • Decontamination centre
  • Minesweeper
  • 20mm turret AMC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "French Vehicle Manufacturers Prepare for Scorpion". defense-update.com. 2010. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Renault Trucks Defense - Logistics Vehicles, Tactical Vehicles and Armored Wheeled Vehicles". army-technology.com. 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2013.