GIAT AMX-10 ECH

     Notes:  The AMX-10 ECH is the repair vehicle version of the AMX-10P APC.  It retains the full armament of the standard AMX-10P, but instead of an infantry squad carries a reduced crew of mechanics.  The driver is seated at the front left of the hull, and there is a large drop ramp in the rear of the vehicle with a door in it.  On the right side of the rear deck is a crane with a capacity of 6 tons.  The commander/operator has a small roof hatch that he uses when working with this crane.  When the crane is used, jacks are lowered under the rear of the hull to brace the vehicle.  The vehicle has a dedicated gunner, who is also a mechanic. Other equipment carried includes a full range of tools and a pair of jacks each with the ability to jack up one side of a 15-ton vehicle, allowing torsion bars to be repaired or replaced.  Other tools include an air compressor, and tool sets for most wheeled and tracked vehicle needs. Note that the AMX-10 ECH does not have a winch, does not normally carry tow bars or tow cables, and in general does not have the muscle for recovery operations. Power is provided by a Hispano-Suiza HS-115 280 horsepower diesel. with a manual transmission and a torsion bar suspension.  Though the AMX-10 ECH is primarily meant to repair the AMX-10 family of vehicles, it does have a secondary role of servicing the AMX-30 series.

     The AMX-10 ECH is powered by a Hispano-Suiza HS-115 supercharged diesel developing 276 horsepower.  It does not have automatic transmission.

     France, Saudi Arabia, Greece, Mexico, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates use the AMX-10 ECH, though the AMX-10 ECH has largely been replaced in the French Army by the Leclerc ARRV.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$629,120

D, A

2.5 tons

13.8 tons

5

13

Passive IR (D)

Shielded

 

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

154/108

43/30/5

528

82

CiH

T2

TF3  TS2  TR2  HF4  HS3  HR2

 

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

+1

Basic

20mm M-693 autocannon, AAT-F1

576x20mm, 2000x7.62mm

*The dozer blade has an AV of 4Sp, and what it protects in the front depends on how high the dozer is lifted. 

 

GIAT AMX-13 PDP

     Notes:  This is an AVLB based on the AMX-13 chassis.  The scissors-type bridge can span a gap of 14.01 meters and is suitable only for light vehicles, able to support 25 tons.  The bridge weighs 4.7 tons and takes 3 minutes to emplace or recover.  It is deployed and recovered over the rear of the vehicle. Two stabilizers are lowered at the rear before the bridge is emplaced or recovered.  The crew consists of a commander on the right side, the bridge operator in the center, and the driver in the front left. The commander is able to employ his machinegun when the bridge is loaded onto the AMX-13 PDP, though fields of fire are very limited when the bridge is loaded (practical fields are about 80 degrees to the front). The power is provided by a SOFAM gasoline engine developing 250 horsepower, with a manual transmission.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$382,949

G, A

400 kg

19.2 tons

3

11

Passive IR (D)

Enclosed

 

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config*

Susp

Armor

109/76

30/21

480

104

CiH

T3

TF4  TS4  TR4  HF6  HS4  HR4

 

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

None

None

AAT-F1 (C)

2000x7.62mm

*The "turret" is actually the bridge when carried by the vehicle.  “Turret” personnel hits are not possible, and treated as misses.  The Config is Stnd when the bridge is deployed.

 

GIAT AMX-13 VCG

     Notes:  This is a Combat Engineer Vehicle version of the AMX-13.  The VCG has a 2.85x0.7m dozer blade capable of excavating 45 cubic meters per hour, An A-frame crane with a 4.5-ton capacity, a winch with 40m cable able to pull 20 tons, 2 smoke projectors, 1 smoke discharger, 2 mine detectors, an electric drill, a hammer drill, a power saw, and an integral 4.5Kw generator are all included.  The turret has been replaced with a raised superstructure with an M2HB aimed and fired from inside or outside the vehicle.  There are two hatches on the roof and hatches on the sides, and a driver’s hatch on the front left deck.  The passenger seats are little more than seats squeezed in to the interior where they fit, and are more often than not filled with extra equipment. The engine may be a SOFAM gasoline engine developing 250 horsepower, or a Detroit Diesel 6V-53T turbocharged diesel (a variant of that found in the M-113) developing 280 horsepower.  The AMX-13 VCG often tows a trailer with anything from more fuel to a Minotaur or MICLIC.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

Gas Engine

$1,798,770

G, A

2 tons

17.6 tons

3+6

17

Passive IR (D)

Shielded

Diesel Engine

$1,799,001

D, A

2 tons

17.8 tons

3+6

15

Passive IR (D)

Shielded

 

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

Gas Engine

122/86

34/24

410

112

Stnd

T3

HF6  HS4  HR4

Diesel Engine

131/91

36/25

410

83

Stnd

T3

HF6  HS4  HR4

 

Vehicle

Fire Control

Armament

Ammunition

(Both)

None

M-2HB (C)

1000x.50, Engineer Demo Chest, 30 kg C4

*The dozer blade has an AV of 6Sp, and what it protects in the front depends on how high the dozer is lifted. 

 

GIAT AMX-30D ARV

     Notes:  This is an armored recovery vehicle version of the AMX-30 tank.  Known users include France (being replaced by the Leclerc DNG), Cyprus, Greece, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, UAE, and Venezuela.  The AMX-30D is built by France and used by that country, as well as most countries that use the AMX-30 tank, though in France it is being replaced by Leclerc-based ARVs, since the AMX-30D cannot consistently recover the larger and heavier Leclerc. It is still available on the international market, either as a new-built vehicle or as a kit for existing AMX-30 tanks.  It’s primary role is recovery and repair of MBTs and their family of vehicles; engineering work is a secondary role.

     The turret is removed and replaced with a raised superstructure.  The driver sits at the front and slightly to the left side of the vehicle, with the commander to his rear with a raised TOP-7 cupola mounting a machinegun.  This cupola is similar to that of the AMX-30 series of tanks but does not have the IR searchlight and is manually-rotated. The machinegun may be aimed and fired when the vehicle is buttoned down via a 10x periscope.  To the rear of the commander's cupola is a hatch for the two mechanics; to the front and rear of their hatch is a single wide-angle vision block.   At the front of the hull is a dozer blade used for earthmoving and to brace the vehicle during crane and winching operations. 

     The crane, known as a Griffet-type crane, is on the front left side and can lift 12 tons through 240 degrees, or 15 tons when lifting while the crane is positioned straight forward and the dozer blade is lowered.  (There is a version used only by France, called the AMX-30DI, which can lift 15 tons through the entire 240 degrees.)  There is a platform on the rear of the superstructure to carry engines and other large assemblies.  The main winch is located in the center of the hull, with the cable leading out of the front of the hull.  This winch has a 35-ton pull with 100 meters of 34-millimeter cable.  It cannot be overstressed, as it stops automatically when this 35-ton limit is reached, but block and tackle can increase the amount pulled to double the normal 35 tons.  The auxiliary winch has 120 meters of 11.2-millimeter cable and has a 3.5-ton pull.  The crew compartment has a heater, and a snorkel can be installed that allows fording of up to 4 meters depth. It has a selection of tools, including basic tools, tracked vehicle tools, wheeled vehicle tools, and standard power tools, as well as an air compressor, 30-ton hydraulic jack, and a welding set. It carries 5 tons of spare parts, as well as sometimes a power pack on its rear deck (not included in the price).

     The engine is a simpler and more reliable version of the HS-110 engine of the AMX-30 (called the HS-110-2), it develops 700 horsepower at 2600 rpm, instead of the 720 horsepower at 2000 rpm of the HS-110, so it has more torque and less raw power.  A small computer database aids with repairs of most French-built vehicles. Most countries have installed GPS and a BMS system. Versions sold to the Middle East are designated AMX-30D(S) and have more robust sand and oil filters, better-sealed components, and sand shields along the tracks and front and rear of the vehicle.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$2,125,394

D, G, A

3 tons

36 tons

4

21

Passive IR (D, C)

Shielded

 

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

139/98

39/27

1100

208

Stnd

T6

HF58Sp  HS14Sp  HR8

 

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

None

+1

AAT-F1 (C)

4000x7.62mm

*The dozer blade has an AV of 10Sp, and what it protects in the front depends on how high the dozer is lifted. 

 

GIAT AMX-30 AVLB

     Notes:  This is an AVLB version of the AMX-30 main battle tank.  The AMX-30 AVLB is not used by France, but is used by Saudi Arabia, and it remains on the international market, either as new-build vehicles or a kit to convert from an AMX-30 tank. Though proposed in the 1960s, production did not begin until the mid-1970s.

     The hull is virtually unchanged from the base vehicle, but the turret is removed and replaced with a bridge that can span a gap of 20 meters with a total span of 22 meters.  The bridge is a scissors-type bridge, can support 50 tons and takes 5 minutes to lay or recover.  The bridge itself weighs 8.5 tons; it is 3.1 meters wide, but may be widened with thick panels to 3.92 meters.  The vehicle has a commander, driver, and bridge operator, but the vehicle is unarmed except for crew small arms. The driver is in the front left behind the glacis plate, and has three forward vision blocks, with the center one replaceable by a night vision block, either Passive IR or Image Intensification.  The commander and bridge operator are to the rear of the driver; the commander has a manually-operated cupola, but is unarmed.  The bridge operator has no cupola, but has all-around vision blocks. The bridge can be deployed and recovered without the crew leaving the vehicle. The crew has air conditioning, heating, and NBC Overpressure. The EBG has a small computer with engineer solutions and ideas in it. The driver's compartment and power pack are separated from other parts of the vehicle by a fireproof bulkhead. The engine is a HS-110 turbocharged diesel developing 700-horsepower at 2400 rpm with torsion bar suspension and an automatic transmission. Saudi AVLBs have GPS and a BMS.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$2,099,755

D, G, A

315 kg

42.5 tons

3

27

Image Intensification (D, C)

Shielded

 

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config*

Susp

Armor

134/94

37/26

1100

258

CiH

T6

TF4  TS4  TR4  HF58Sp  HS14Sp  HR8

*The "turret" is actually the bridge when carried by the vehicle.  Turret personnel hits are not possible, and treated as misses.  The Config is Stnd when the bridge is deployed.

 

GIAT AMX-30 EBG

     Notes:  This is a CEV version of the AMX-30, similar in concept to the US M-728.  It was not built for export and used only by France.  They retired shortly after Desert Storm.

     The EBG has a dozer blade capable of excavating 120 cubic meters per hour and also acts as a mine plow, a winch capable of pulling 20 tons with 40m of cable, and a hydraulic arm with pincers capable of lifting 15 tons. 

     The EBG has a two-tier turret with a MAG MG and 4 reloadable smoke projectors on the top tier, and a 142mm demolitions gun and 4 separate mine throwers on the bottom tier.  The two tiers are able to rotate independently; they are for all intents and purposes independent turrets.  Note that the sights are designed only for the firing of HESH rounds, and the Fire Control and Stabilization below apply only to that gun. The EBG has an integral 50Kw generator.  Tools carried includes a chainsaw, electric saw, “jaws of life,” basic & tracked vehicle tools, and pioneer tools. The driver’s hatch is located on the left front deck, and the commander’s and loader’s hatches are located on the turret deck.  The gunner uses the loader’s hatch.  Note that the EBG often carries lugs for ERA on the turret sides and front.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

700 hp Engine

$2,224,942

D, G, A

500 kg

38 tons

3

19

Passive IR (D, G)

Shielded

800 hp Engine

$2,226,078

D, G, A

500 kg

38.4 tons

3

23

Passive IR (D, G)

Shielded

 

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

700 hp Engine

146/102

40/28

1100

260

Trtd

T6

TF23Sp  TS8  TR6  HF58Sp  HS14Sp  HR8

800 hp Engine

147/103

41/29

1100

297

Trtd

T6

TF23Sp  TS8  TR6  HF58Sp  HS14Sp  HR8

 

Vehicle

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

(Both)

+2

Fair

142mm Demolitions Gun, AAT-F1 (C), 4xMine Throwers

15x142mm, 4000x7.62mm, 40xMines, Engineer Demo Chest, 20 kg C4

*The dozer blade has an AV of 10Sp, and what it protects in the front depends on how high the dozer is lifted. 

 

AMX-D Recovery Vehicle

     Notes:  Also known as the AMX-13-AD, this is a recovery vehicle meant to recover and repair AMX VCI and AMX-13 vehicles and similar-sized vehicles.  The basic chassis is fitted with a raised superstructure in the center of the hull; it is large and looks like a turret, but it is not.  To the left of this superstructure is a crane with a capacity of 6 tons and the ability to swivel through 240 degrees.  The main winch leads out through the front of the hull and has a capacity of 18 tons with 100 meters of cable; this can be raised to 36 tons by use of block and tackle.  Atop is a large roller to help support the crane, allowing it to be a lighter structure than would be normal for such a crane on a small vehicle. What looks like a radar dish on the front left on the superstructure is actually a spare roadwheel; another is carried on the glacis plate.  The auxiliary winch is in the rear of the hull and has a capacity of 3.5 tons with 120 meters of cable.  The AMX-D is equipped with basic, tracked vehicle, wheeled vehicle, small arms, and heavy ordinance tools, an air compressor, a welding set, and excavating tools. The front has a dozer blade to stabilize the vehicle when using the crane of winches. The driver remains in his front right position, and the gunner and in front of him, with a manually-operated cupola with all-around vision blocks; the front vision block has a night vision channel. The commander is opposite and behind the gunner near the back of the superstructure, with a manually-operated cupola with all-around vision blocks. The vehicle is generally festooned with boxes containing spare parts and tools.  At the rear of the superstructure is a WL spotlight, which can be turned from within the superstructure.

     The engine used is a SOFAM 8Gxb gasoline engine developing 250 horsepower.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

AMX-D (M-2HB)

$356,427

D, G, A

500 kg

38 tons

3

33

Passive IR (D, G)

Shielded

AMX-D (20mm)

$534,870

D, G, A

500 kg

38.4 tons

3

33

Passive IR (D, G)

Shielded

 

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor*

AMX-D (M-2HB)

77/53

22/16

410

139

Stnd

T3

HF8  HS4  HR4

AMX-D (20mm)

76/53

21/15

410

139

Stnd

T3

HF8  HS4  HR4

 

Vehicle

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

AMX-D (M-2HB)

None

None

M-2HB (C)

2000x.50

AMX-D (20mm)

None

Basic

M-693 20mm Autocannon (C)

576x20mm

*The dozer blade has an AV of 4Sp, and what it protects in the front depends on how high the dozer is lifted. 

 

GIAT Leclerc EPG AEV

     Notes: Based on the Leclerc MBT, the EPG (Engin Principal du Genie, or Armored Engineer Vehicle) was originally conceived as a private venture by GIAT/Nextor.  It is also referred to as the Modular Armored Engineer Vehicle. It is offered on the international market, but it’s only customers so far are the UAE (who bought 46) and the French Army (who bought 15).  The chassis is based on a turretless Leclerc, and uses most of that chassis in a modified form.

     The EPG is based more properly on the Leclerc DNG Armored Recovery Vehicle, and uses the same planform of a Leclerc chassis with a raised superstructure. The modular nature of the EPG means that the EPG may have a front-mounted dozer/mine blade or a rocket anchor. The rocket anchor is attached to a winch with a capacity of 36 tons and 180 meters of cable.  The two cannot be mounted at the same time. A lead winch has a capacity of 1.5 tons, with 200 meters of cable.  The EPG is equipped with a large arm, which is normally faced to the front and is capable of traversing through 230 degrees. It has a maximum range of 9 meters. It can be equipped with a bucket capable of digging to a depth of 3.7 meters and has a capacity of 1000 kilograms.  An optional larger bucket can dig to the same depth, but has a capacity of 1200 kilograms. The arm may also be fitted with an auger, grappling hook, or standard hook (turning the arm into a hoist). The EPG can be configured by the attachment of a trailer for minelaying or mine removal.

     On the rear deck is a platform to carry specialized equipment or extra tools or attachments. It can also carry a MICLIC, minefield markers, demolition equipment, or the Minotaur minelaying system. In the lower front of the vehicle is the Demeter magnetic signature duplicator, which prevents the detonation of magnetic mines the EPG is moving over 90% of the time.

     Behind and to the left of the arm is the commander’s hatch; he has AV3 gun shields surrounding him and is armed with a heavy weapon.  He has an electrically-rotating cupola (with a manual backup) which is raised somewhat and has all-around vision blocks.  The front three blocks have night vision channels and a gunsight reticle; he may aim and fire his weapon when buttoned up.  The driver has his station on the front left; he has vision blocks on the front and left, including one in the front with a day/night channel. A third combat engineer has a seat in the hull. Smoke screens are provided by four (two on each side of the glacis) Galix wide-band smoke/IR smoke grenade dischargers.  A further four dischargers on each side of the glacis can fire smoke grenades or antipersonnel grenades. The EPG uses the Leclerc armor suite and is further protected by ERA lugs on the front and sides, and appliqué on the floor.  The crew is protected by an NBC overpressure system with a vehicular NBC backup. An automatic fire detection and suppression system is standard. The EPG is equipped with the standard French Army GPS and BMS systems, as well as a small computer with a database of combat engineer operations. The crew compartment has air conditioning and heating and a rarity in combat vehicles, a chemical toilet.

     Tools include a chainsaw, air compressor, two sets of pioneer tools, a power rotary saw (used by hand), a welding and cutting set, and a “jaws of life.”  These, the arm, the rocket anchor, the dozer blade, and the winches can be powered by a 10 kW diesel APU carried internally.

     If necessary, the EPG can be operated unmanned and remotely, through a control box with 50 meters of cable that has controls for the winches, rocket anchor, and arm, and a video link with a day/night channel.  This is often useful for breaching minefields.

     The armor of the EPG is modular; as better or new types of armor are developed, the faces of the turret, glacis, and hull sides can be easily removed and replaced with new developments in armor.  The engine is a 1500-horsepower SACM V8X-1500 Hyperbar supercharged diesel with an automatic transmission.  It can spray diesel fuel into the exhaust to produce a smoke screen.  The driver can adjust track tension from his station, allowing him to increase tension for road use or loosen it for more challenging terrain. UAE EPGs start out as Block I chassis, but the engine and transmission replaced with the EuroPowerPack consisting of an MTU 883 1500-horsepower supercharged diesel along with an automatic transmission that are both more reliable in desert conditions.  The UAE EPG is a bit longer in the rear sections to allow it to carry larger internal fuel tanks.  UAE EPGs have improved cooling systems for the engine, and improved air filters.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

EPG

$4,472,993

D, A

2 tons

60 tons

3

29

Image Intensification (D, C)

Shielded

UAE EPG

$4,480,448

D, A

2 tons

60.1 tons

3

17

Image Intensification (D, C)

Shielded

 

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor*

EPG

171/120

47/33

1300

279

Stnd

T6

HF170Cp  HS28Sp  HR19

UAE EPG

171/119

47/33

1600

279

Stnd

T6

HF170Cp  HS28Sp  HR19

 

Vehicle

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

EPG

+1

Basic

M-2HB (C)

2000x.50, Engineer Demo Chest, 30 kg C4

*Floor armor is 12Sp. The dozer blade has an AV of 6Sp and what it protects in the front depends on how high the dozer is lifted. 

 

Nextor Leclerc DNG

     Notes: This armored recovery vehicle was originally produced for Abu Dhabi, but France later decided to buy some for its own army when the AMX-30D proved its shortcomings when recovering the Leclerc series.  (The French designation is the Leclerc DCL.) Though the primary job is the recovery and repair of the Leclerc series, it has a secondary role of general dozing and obstacle removal.

     The Leclerc DNG is a conversion of the EPC Leclerc main battle tank.  The turret has been removed and replaced with a raised superstructure, and the vehicle has been lengthened so it has seven roadwheels on each side instead of six.  The right side of the vehicle carries a long crane with a reach of 7.9 meters over 260 degrees that can lift 30 tons.  This is enough to lift a Leclerc turret and swing it out of the way. The vehicle has a main winch with a capacity of 34 tons and 160 meters of cable, and an auxiliary winch with a capacity of 15 tons and 160 meters of cable.  The main winch has a capacity of 70 tons when improved with block and tackle. To the rear of the superstructure is a platform that may carry a complete Leclerc power pack (approximately 4 tons; this is not included in the cost of the vehicle below).  On the hull front is a dozer blade for bracing the vehicle or obstacle removing.  This may be replaced with a mine plow. The crane, dozer, and winches are the same as the ones on the German Buffel ARV. A 10kW diesel generator is provided to power tools, the winches, and crane when the engine is turned off.  The Leclerc ARV carries a welder, air compressor, electric and electronic repair tools, and a complete set of tools to service main battle tanks and other armored vehicles.  The crew compartment is air-conditioned and heated and includes a chemical toilet.  The Leclerc DNG has an NBC overpressure system. The vehicle mounts the Galix close-defense system, which automatically lays a smoke screen and infrared countermeasures if the vehicle is threatened by enemy missiles or targeted by lasers. For this reason, there are 20 smoke dischargers.

     Armor is similar in protection to the EPC Leclerc, though it typically lacks the composite armor.  There are lugs on the glacis, vehicle front, and vehicle sides for ERA. The commander's gun position is ringed by AV2 gun shields.  His manually-operated cupola is also ringed by vision blocks. The chief mechanic/crane operator also has a cupola with all-around vision blocks, to the left of the commander.  The passenger, if any, has no outside vision and simply has a seat; this is simply a passenger seat and is primarily for specialist mechanics or engineers that may be needed at the job site. The driver is in the front center near the top of the glacis and the commander is on the front left on the roof.  He has no gun shields or other such protection, but has a heavy machinegun for local defense, and an electrically-rotating cupola. The crane operator has a hatch near the rear stand, and has a WL spotlight. The DNG has automatic fire detection and suppression. Main power is by an MTU 883 turbocharged 1500-horsepower engine, with hydropneumatic suspension and automatic transmission. Abu Dhabi DNGs have an MTU 883 1500-horsepower supercharged diesel along with an automatic transmission that are both more reliable in desert conditions.  The UAE DNG is a bit longer in the rear sections to allow it to carry larger internal fuel tanks.  UAE Leclercs have improved cooling systems for the engine, and improved air filters.

The DNG carries a small computer with a repair and recovery database. GPS and a BMS are standard on French DCLs.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

DNG

$1,675,399

D, A

4 tons

59 tons

3+1

33

Image Intensification (D, C), WL Spotlight

Shielded

UAE DNG

$1,692,153

D, A

4 tons

59.1 tons

3+1

33

Image Intensification (D, C), WL Spotlight

Shielded

 

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor*

DNG

172/120

48/33

1300

553

Stnd

T6

HF170Sp  HS28Sp  HR19

UAE DNG

172/120

48/33

1600

554

Stnd

T6

HF170Sp  HS28Sp  HR19

 

Vehicle

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

DNG

+1

Basic

M-2HB (C)

2000x.50, Engineer Demo Chest, 30 kg C4

*The standard dozer has an AV of 6Sp and what it protects in the front depends on how high the dozer is lifted.  The mine plow has an AV of 12Sp and is subject to the same protective capabilities.

 

Nextor Leclerc PTG AVLB

     Designed at first primarily for use by the UAE, the PTG was subsequently taken up by France to handle their heavier Leclerc tanks. They are also still being actively marketed, both by Nextor and Vickers Defence.

     The PTG is an AVLB designed for up 70-ton vehicles.  Two bridges are possible: a 26-meter trifold bridge, or a pair of 13.5-meter bridges.  The 26-meter bridge weighs 13 tons and has pipeway down the center in addition to vehicular loads.  It is the same as the British No 10 bridge. The short 13.5-meter bridges weigh 17.5 tons each; they are the same as the British No 12 bridge and require trestles to lay them end to end.  (The same bridges were evaluated for use on a Chieftain tank chassis.) The PTG uses the newly-developed UBLE (Universal Bridge Laying Equipment). Laying each bridge takes 5 minutes; picking them up again takes only 90 seconds.  They are MLC 70 bridges, able to handle virtually any vehicle in the world at present. Armor is almost identical to a standard Leclerc.  The commander/bridge operator is in the center of the vehicle, and he is able to keep his weapon mounted whether a bridge is present or not.  He does not have to exit the vehicle to lay the bridge; he has all-around wide-angle image intensifiers and CCTV, and controls allowing him to take full control of bridgelaying. The driver is on the front left.  The crew does not need to unbutton to lay the bridges. The commander/bridge operator also has a cupola (manually-operated) with all-around vision blocks; when the bridge is mounted, his machinegun is limited to an arc of fire 80 degrees in front of him. Both members have night vision. The vehicle has an automatic fire detection and suppression system, an NBC Overpressure system.  The PTG has GPS and a BMS (the Franch version, which is called FINDERS). Engine is an MTU-883 turbocharged diesel developing 1500 horsepower, with an automatic transmission and hydropneumatic suspension. The PTG has BMS and GPS, and has the extended fuel tanks (since it was originally designed for UAE service).

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$1,519,357

D, A

4 tons

59 tons

3+1

21

Image Intensification (D, C), 8xCCTV

Shielded

 

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config*

Susp

Armor

171/120

48/33

1600

551

CiH

T6

TF4  TS4  TR4  HF140Cp  HS28Sp  HR19

 

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

None

None

M-2HB (C)

2000x.50

*The Crew-in-Hull “turret is actually the mounted bridge.  No personnel hits are possible on this bridge; treat such hits as misses.  If the bridge is deployed, treat the PTG’s configuration as “Stnd.”