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FV105 Sultan

Armored command vehicle

FV105 Sultan

The FV105 Sultan armored command vehicle is a derivative of CVR (T) family

Entered service Late 1970s
Crew 5 - 6 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 8.346 t
Length 4.82 m
Width 2.28 m
Height 2.6 m
Machine guns 1 x 7.62-mm
Engine Cummins BTA diesel
Engine power 190 hp
Maximum road speed 80 km/h
Range 640 km
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.5 m
Trench 2 m
Fording 1 m


   The FV105 Sultan command vehicle is a derivative of the British CVR (T) family of tracked armored vehicles, produced by Alvis. The FV105 entered service with the British Army in the late 1970s. It is a version of the FV101 Scorpion light tank.

   Vehicle has a higher roof. The FV105 Sultan accommodates a crew of 5-6, including commander, driver, radio operator and watchkeepers. The rear of the FV105 Sultan is designed to be extended by an attached tent.

   Aluminum armor of the FV105 Sultan protects against small arms fire and artillery shell splinters. A front-mounted engine provides additional protection for the occupants. This armored command vehicle is fitted with NBC protection system.

   This armored vehicle is armed with a single roof-mounted 7.62-mm machine gun, used for self-defense.

   Vehicle is powered by the Cummins BTA 5.9-liter diesel engine, developing 190 hp. It is worth mentioning that this command vehicle as well as all CVR (T) family was originally fitted with commercially available Jaguar 4.2-liter petrol engine, which was later replaced with more efficient diesel unit. Both engines have similar performance. Vehicle is airportable and can be fitted with a floatation kit.


Video of the FV105 Sultan armored command vehicle

FV105 Sultan

FV105 Sultan

FV105 Sultan

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