List of FV series military vehicles

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The following is a partial listing of FV ("fighting vehicle") numbers as used by the British Army. Some vehicles do not have FV numbers (e.g. the AS-90).

0–999[edit]

  • FV101: Scorpion Light tank with 76 mm gun
  • FV102: Striker 5 Swingfire missile launchers.
  • FV103: Spartan APC
  • FV104: Samaritan ambulance
  • FV105: Sultan Armoured command vehicle
  • FV106: Samson ARV.
  • FV107: Scimitar Light tank with 30 mm Rarden Cannon
  • FV109: Workhorse - replacement for FV432
  • FV120: Spartan with Milan compact turret
  • FV180: Combat Engineering Tractor
  • FV201: "Universal Tank" (A45) 17 pdr gun (later 20 pdr)
  • FV207: An SPG variant on the basis of the А45 Conqueror. It was planned to mount either a 105-mm, 140-mm, or 152-mm howitzer in a closed armored cabin. The vehicle existed only in blueprints.
  • FV209: Universal ARV - not built[1]
  • FV212: "Assault Personnel Carrier" - not built[1]
  • FV214: Conqueror Heavy Gun Tank
  • FV215a: Heavy AVRE based on Conqueror hull - not built[1]
  • FV215b: 183mm gun on Conqueror heavy tank chassis. Project cancelled 1950s[1]
  • FV217: SP 120mm medium - project cancelled[1]
  • FV219: ARV Mk I FV201 variant . Eight completed.
  • FV221: Caernarvon Medium gun tank. FV201 variant.
  • FV222: Conqueror ARV Mk II
  • FV301: 21 ton light tank with 77mm gun (based on A46) Project cancelled in 1953
  • FV302: GPO/CPO Command Vehicle based on FV301
  • FV303: 20pdr Self Propelled Gun based on FV301
  • FV304: 25pdr Self Propelled Gun based on FV301
  • FV305: 5.5 inch Self Propelled Gun based on FV301
  • FV306: Light Armoured Recovery Vehicle based on FV301
  • FV307: Radar Vehicle based on FV301
  • FV308: Field Artillery Tractor based on FV301
  • FV309: RA section vehicle based on FV301
  • FV310: Armoured Personnel Carrier based on FV301
  • FV311: Armoured Load Carrier based on FV301
  • FV400: 17.6 ton tank with 77 mm gun
  • FV401: Cambridge series of carriers
  • FV402: Armoured Observation Post vehicle
  • FV420: Tracked Load Carrier, 5 ton.
  • FV421: Cargo Carrier. FV432 predecessor.
  • FV422: Personnel Carrier
  • FV423: 5 ton Carrier Command vehicle
  • FV424: Carrier Royal Engineers
  • FV425: Carrier REME
  • FV426: Carrier Tracked Launcher, Orange William HESH AT missile
  • FV432: Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC).
  • FV433: Abbot self-propelled gun 105 mm SP gun on FV432 chassis
  • FV434: Armoured Repair Vehicle - Engineering version of FV432
  • FV435: Wavell communications vehicle
  • FV436: Trial version of FV432 variant fitted with Green Archer radar, did not enter service. Number subsequently used for brigade and division HQ staff vehicles.
  • FV437: Pathfinder vehicle based on FV432 with snorkel gear.
  • FV438: Swingfire anti-tank missile carrier.
  • FV439: Signals version of FV432.
  • FV510: Warrior Mechanised Combat Vehicle (MCV).
  • FV511: Warrior Infantry Command Vehicle
  • FV512: Warrior Repair Vehicle
  • FV513: Warrior Recovery Vehicle
  • FV514: Warrior Observation Post Vehicle
  • FV515: Warrior Battery Command Vehicle
  • FV601: Saladin
  • FV603: Saracen
  • FV604: Saracen Regimental CP
  • FV610: Saracen RA CP (high roof)
  • FV622: Truck Cargo Amphibious, 6 x 6, Stalwart
  • FV701: Scout Car Liaison, Ferret Mk 1/1
  • FV703: Scout Car Reconnaissance/GW, Ferret Mk 2/6
  • FV704: Scout Car Liaison Ferret Mk 1/2
  • FV711: Scout Car Reconnaissance, Ferret Mk 4 (Big-wheeled) Ferret
  • FV712: Scout Car Reconnaissance/GW, Ferret Mk 5 (Big-wheeled)
  • FV721: Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Wheeled), Fox Mk 1/2
  • FV722: Reconnaissance Vehicle (Wheeled), Vixen Mk1

1000–9999[edit]

  • FV1103: Leyland Martian Medium Artillery Tractor, 10-ton, 6 × 6 Leyland
  • FV1119: Tractor 10-ton Heavy 6 × 6 Leyland Recovery
  • FV1601: Truck Cargo 1-ton 4 × 4 GS, Humber
  • FV1609: Humber Pig prototype
  • FV1611: Truck 1 Ton, Armoured 4 × 4 Humber Pig
  • FV1612: Humber Pig FFW/FFR
  • FV1613: Humber Pig Armoured Ambulance
  • FV1620: Humber Hornet Truck 1 Ton, Air-portable Launcher, 4 × 4 Hornet (Malkara launcher)
  • FV1801A: Truck, 1/4ton, CT, 4 × 4 Austin, Mk.1. (Austin Champ)
  • FV1802: Truck, Utility, CT, 4 × 4, Austin (prototypes only)
  • FV2721a: Trailer - Centurion AVRE
  • FV3011: Semi-trailer, 50 Ton - used with Thornycroft Antar tractor unit
  • FV3601: Trailer Transporter 50-ton
  • FV3621: Trailer Low-loader 20-ton
  • FV3801: Gun Tractor Centurion components
  • FV3802: 25pdr SP Artillery Field Equipments Centurion components
  • FV3803: Command Post Vehicle Centurion components
  • FV3804: Ammunition Vehicle Centurion components
  • FV3805: 5.5 inch SP guns Prototype only
  • FV3806: 7.2 inch SP Gun Centurion components
  • FV3901: Churchill Linked ARK
  • FV3902: Churchill VII Flail also known as "TOAD"
  • FV3903: Churchill VII AVRE Tank Infantry Dozer
  • FV3904: Churchill VII APC
  • FV4001: Centurion mineclearer
  • FV4002: Centurion Mk 5 Bridgelayer
  • FV4003: Centurion Mk 5 AVRE 165 Centurion AVRE 165
  • FV4004: Conway (prototype)
  • FV4005: Heavy 183mm SP Gun (two prototypes, one with a limited-traverse casemate mount, the 'Stage 2' with a tall, fully traversing turret)
  • FV4006: Centurion ARV Mk 2
  • FV4007: Centurion Mk 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8/1, 8/2
  • FV4008: Centurion DD
  • FV4009: Tank, Medium
  • FV4010: Tank Destroyer, Medium Malkara missile vehicle on Centurion chassis
  • FV4011: Centurion Mk 5
  • FV4012: Centurion Mk 7/1, 7/2
  • FV4013: Centurion Mk 3 ARV
  • FV4014: Tank, Medium
  • FV4015: Centurion Mk 9
  • FV4016: Centurion ARK Bridgelayer
  • FV4017: Centurion Mk 10
  • FV4018: Centurion BARV - Beach Armoured Recovery Vehicle
  • FV4019: Centurion Mk 5 Bulldozer
  • FV4030: Shir series Designed for Iran. Challenger predecessors
  • FV4030/2: Shir 1 120 mm MBT Challenger predecessor. Renamed Khalid for supply to Jordan
  • FV4030/3: Shir 2
  • FV4030/4: Challenger 1
  • FV4034: Challenger 2
  • FV4101: Cromwell Heavy AT Gun
  • FV4201: Chieftain tank
  • FV4202: "40 ton Centurion" 105 mm gun Chieftain predecessor based on Centurion Mk 7
  • FV4203: Centurion AVRE 105
  • FV4204: Chieftain ARV Mk 5 and ARRV (Armoured Repair and Recovery Vehicle)
  • FV4205: AVLB Chieftain Bridgelayer
  • FV4207: Centurion Mk 9 VHF
  • FV4211: Experimental tank.
  • FV4333: Stormer APC
  • FV4401: Contentious - British experiment along S-Tank lines for lightweight tank. 3 prototypes.[2][3]
  • FV4501: Armoured mine clearer
  • FV4601: MBT-80 (3 experimental vehicles).

9999 +[edit]

  • FV11002: Tractor 10-ton, 6 x 6 GS, AEC Militant Mk 2
  • FV11003: Truck Crane Bridging 6 x 6, AEC Militant
  • FV11005: Truck End-tipper 6 x 6, AEC Militant
  • FV11009: Truck, Fuel Tanker 2,500 gallon 6 x 6, AEC Militant
  • FV11018: Truck Cargo 10-ton 6 x 6 GS, AEC Militant Mk 1
  • FV11010: Tractor 10-ton 6 x 6 GS, AEC Militant
  • FV11021: BV202E Articulated Sno-Cat
  • FV11044: Tractor 10-ton 6 x 6 Heavy Recovery, AEC
  • FV11047: Truck Cargo 10-ton 6 x 6 GS, AEC Militan Mk 3
  • FV11061: Armoured Command Vehicle, Heavy, AEC 10 ton 6 x 6
  • FV11301: Tractor 10-ton 6 x 6 GS, Scammel Recovery
  • FV12002: Tractor 30-ton 6 x 4 GS, Thornecroft Antar Mk 2
  • FV12003: Tractor 30-ton 6 x 4 GS, Thornecroft Antar (ballast body)
  • FV12004: Tractor 30-ton 6 x 4 GS, Thornecroft Antar Mk 3
  • FV12101: Tractor 20-ton 6 x 6 GS, Scammell
  • FV12105: Tractor 20-ton 6 x 6 GS, Scammell Mk 2
  • FV13111: Truck End-tipper 4-ton 4 x 4, Bedford
  • FV13112: Truck Cargo 4-ton 4 x 4 GS, Bedford
  • FV13113: Truck Mobile Workshop 4-ton 4 x 4, Bedford
  • FV13142: Truck Cargo 4-ton 4 x 4 Airportable, Bedford
  • FV13165: Truck Mobile Dental Clinic 4-ton 4 x 4, Bedford
  • FV13201: Truck 3-ton 4 x 4 GS, Commer
  • FV13219: Truck End-tipper 3-ton 4 x 4, Commer
  • FV13206: Truck Mobile Workshop 3-ton 4 x 4, Commer
  • FV16001: Truck Cargo 1-ton 4 x 4 GS, Austin
  • FV16003: Truck 1-ton 4 x 4 Wireless, Austin
  • FV16008: Truck 1-ton 4 x 4 200 Water-tanker, Austin
  • FV16100: Truck 1-ton 4 x 4, (series, Morris)
  • FV18005: Truck 3/4-ton 4 x 4 Ambulance Land Rover Series I
  • FV18008: Truck 3/4-ton 4 x 4 Ambulance Land Rover Series I
  • FV18032: Truck 3/4-ton 4 x 4 Line-laying
  • FV18044: Truck 3/4-ton 4 x 4 Ambulance Land Rover Series II
  • FV18067: Truck 3/4-ton 4 x 4 Ambulance 2/4 Stretcher
  • FV23225: Truck Light Recovery 4-ton 4 x 4, Bedford
  • FV30011: Semi-trailer, 50-ton, Tank Transporter

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
Bibliography
  • Norman, Michael, AFV Profile No. 38 Conqueror Heavy Gun Tank Profile Publications.