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AMX-10P

Infantry fighting vehicle

AMX-10P IFV

The AMX-10P infantry fighting vehicle is in service with the French army for over 30 years



Entered service 1973
Crew 3 men
Personnel 8 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 15.3 t
Length 5.77m
Width 2.78 m
Height 2.57 m
Armament
Main gun 20-mm cannon
ATGW 2 x MILAN launchers (optional)
Machine guns 1 x 7.62-mm
Elevation range - 8 to + 50 degrees
Traverse range 360 degrees
Ammunition load
Main gun 800 rounds
ATGW 10 x MILAN missiles (optional)
Machine guns 2 000 rounds
Mobility
Engine Hispano-Suiza HS-115 diesel
Engine power 276 hp
Maximum road speed 65 km/h
Amphibious speed on water 8 km/h
Range 600 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.7 m
Trench 1.6 m
Fording Amphibious

 

   Development of the AMX-10P infantry fighting vehicle began in 1965, however it's production began only in 1973. Over 2 000 of these IFVs were built for the French army and for the export customers. Despite it's age the AMX-10P is still in service with France. Other operators are Bosnia and Herzegovina, Indonesia, Mexico, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the United Arab Emyrates. The AMX-10P is being replaced with the new VBCI.

   Hull of the AMX-10P is welded from aluminum armor plates. Frontal arc provides protection against 14.5-mm rounds. All-round protection is against small arms bullets and artillery shell splinters only. Vehicle is fitted with NBC protection system.

   The AMX-10P is armed with a 20-mm cannon. It can penetrate a 20-mm armor plate at a range of 1 000 m. Maximum effective range of fire is up to 1 500 m. The most significant drawback of this gun is that it is non-stabilized. Consequently vehicle can't fire accurately on the move.

   Secondary armament consists of coaxial 7.62-mm machine gun. Some IFVs are fitted with two MILAN ATGW launchers. These vehicles carry 10 anti-tank missiles inside the hull.

   The AMX-10P has a crew of three and can carry 8 fully-equipped troops. Troops enter and leave the vehicle via the rear doors or roof hatches.

   Vehicle is powered by the Hispano-Suiza HS-115 supercharged diesel engine, developing 276 horsepower. The AMX-10P is fully amphibious and fords water obstacles without preparation. On water it is powered by two waterjets.

   Some AMX-10P IFVs were upgraded in 2005, notably improving armor protection and mobility.

 

Variants

 

   AMX-10 Ambulance;

   AMX-10P with 25-mm Dragar turret;

   AMX-10P HOT anti-tank missile carrier, has turret with four HOT ATGWs;

   AMX-10 PAC 90 tank destroyer, fitted with the GIAT 90-mm gun. It is used for reconnaissance and fire support;

   AMX-10P Marine, armored personnel carrier with improved amphibious features. It has a crew of two and troop capacity of 13, armed with a 12.7-mm machine gun;

   AMX-10 PC command vehicle, has additional communications equipment;

   AMX-10 ECH repair vehicle, has one-man turret and hydraulic crane;

   AMX-10P with RATAC radar for field artillery fire, mounted on the roof;

   AMX-10 SAO artillery observation vehicle;

   AMX-10 VOA artillery observation vehicle;

   AMX-10 SAT artillery survey vehicle;

   AMX-10 TM mortar tractor, tows 120-mm mortar;

   AMX-10P driver training vehicle, has no turret.

 

 
AMX-10P IFV

AMX-10P IFV

AMX-10P IFV

Upgraded AMX-10P IFV

Upgraded AMX-10P IFV

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