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Infantry fighting vehicle


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
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
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
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 its production began only in 1973. Over 2 000 of these IFVs were built for the French army and for the export customers. Despite its 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.




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