Renault Sherpa 2

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Renault Sherpa Light Scout (former Sherpa 2)
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A Renault Light Scout APC on display.
Type Light tactical vehicle
Place of origin France
Service history
In service 2006 - Present
Used by See Users
Production history
Designer Renault
Manufacturer Renault
MACK Defense
Weight 7.7 to 9.8 t
Length 5,900 mm (232.3 in)
Width 2,200 mm (86.6 in)
Height 2,100 mm (82.7 in)
Crew 4 or 5

Armor ballistic, mine and IED kits
up to 12.7 mm
Engine Euro 3 or 5
215 hp (160 kW)
Suspension rigid axles
800 to 900 km
Speed 110 to 120 km/h (68–75 mph)

The Sherpa Light Scout (former Sherpa 2) is one of the six versions of the SHERPA LIGHT family of 4x4 tactical and light armoured vehicles developed by French company Renault Trucks Defense. Available in unarmoured or armoured variants (ballistic, mine and IED kits), the Scout is ideally suited for tactical missions such as scouting, patrol, convoy escort and command and liaison. It is able to transport up to 4 or 5 soldiers or a total payload of up to 4 tonnes.[1]

Its vehicles are available to North American customers via Mack Defense under license.[2]


It was officially unveiled to the public at Eurosatory 2006.[3] In 2010, it changed the name from Sherpa 2 to Light.[4]

In 2015, Avibras unveiled the TUPI[5] 4x4 armored vehicle under cooperation between Avibras and Renault.[6] Based on the Sherpa Light Scout chassis, it is meant to be marketed to the Brazilian Army for a new Wheeled Multirole Light Armored Vehicle.[7]


  • Police, a 3 doors version designed for counter-terrorism with maximum 8 crews.
  • Assault Ladder, designed for anti aircraft hijack which have modular platform with hydraulic ramp and ladders up to 8,5 m.
  • Scout, a 4 doors vehicle designed for recon, patrol, surveillance, CP with maximum 5 crews.
  • Station Wagon, a 5 doors version of Scout
  • Weapon System Carrier with maximum 3 crews to carry weapon on top of vehicle


Map of Renault Sherpa 2 operators in blue

See also[edit]

  • The Renault Sherpa should not be confused with the Leyland Sherpa — see LDV Pilot.


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  15. ^ "Renault APCs set for Indonesian army". Retrieved 2012-09-14. 
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  18. ^ "Lebanese Sherpas". 2014-07-06. 
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