Home > Armored Vehicles > Fahd


Armored personnel carrier

Fahd APC

The Fahd armored personnel carrier replaced a whole host of older Egyptian APCs

Country of origin Egypt
Entered service 1986
Crew 2 men
Personnel 10 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 10.9 t
Length 6 m
Width 2.45 m
Height 2.1 m
Machine guns 1 x 7.62 mm
Engine Mercedes-Benz OM 352A diesel
Engine power 168 hp
Maximum road speed 90 km/h
Range 800 km
Gradient 70%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.5 m
Trench 0.9 m
Fording 0.7 m


   The Fahd wheeled APC was developed in response to an Egyptian Army requirement by Thyssen-Henschel of Germany. The resulting vehicle was known as TH 390. The prototypes were manufactured in Germany. Thereafter production switched to state-owned factories in Egypt, from 1985 onwards, where the Fahd gradually replaced a whole host of older APC types in service. The basic Fahd has been exported, often in an internal security configuration, with customers including Algeria and Kuwait, Oman and Zaire. The vehicles delivered to Kuwait were captured by Iraq during their invasion.

   The Fahd is essentially a box-type armored steel body built onto the chassis of a Mercedes-Benz 1117/32 4x4 truck, with extensive use being made of readily available commercial components where possible.

   The large body is highly amenable to alternation for a number of purposes so, apart from the basic APC carrying ten troops who enter through a door at the rear, the Fahd can be adapted to become a police or internal security vehicle or act as a minelaying vehicle with banks of mine dispenser tubes installed on a flat bed rear body.

   As an APC the Fahd is well provided with vision devices for the occupants and air conditioning is standard, as is a central tyre inflation system to allow the vehicle to cross sand and other soft terrain. The roof can be used to mount various types and sizes of turret armed with weapons from 7.62 mm machine gun to 20 mm cannon.




   Fahd 30, fitted with complete turret and armament of the BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicle. This turret conversion improved firepower of the Fahd, and turned it into a potential wheeled infantry fighting vehicle. First announced in 1990, the Fahd 30 turret cane complete with roof-mounted anti-tank missile launcher.

   Command vehicle.

   Armored ambulance.

   Recovery vehicle.

   Internal security vehicle.

   Specialized missile carriers.



Fahd APC

Fahd APC

Fahd APC

Fahd 30 APC


Personal appeal from Andrius Genys
Please Read

Top 10 Main Battle Tanks
Top 10 Main Battle Tanks

Top 10 Armored Personnel Carriers
Top 10 Armored Personnel Carriers

Home  Home     Aircraft     Helicopters     Tanks     Armored Vehicles     Artillery     Trucks     Engineering Vehicles     Missiles     Naval Forces     Firearms     |     Contact Us

ARG 2006 - 2021