Fabrique Nationale AS 24

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AS-24 Trike with cargo trailer
An AS 24 in action with Belgian paratroopers in Operation Dragon Rouge, 1964

The AS 24 was a military tricycle produced by Fabrique Nationale de Herstal during the 1960s. A single vehicle was evaluated by the US Army in 1973. 460 were produced, with the majority being used by Belgian parachute troops, notably during Operation Dragon Rouge.

Specifications[edit]

  • Passengers: 4 including Driver
  • Weight: 374 lb (170 kg)
  • Cargo: 770 lb (350 kg) of men and equipment.
  • Height: 2 ft 10 in (85 cm)
  • Engine: 15 hp (11 kW) Two-cylinder, two-stroke, 15 cubic inch (0.245 litres, 245cc) model FN 24
  • Speed: 60 mph (97 km/h)

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