AMX-10P HOT

     Notes: This is an antitank vehicle based on the AMX-10P armored personnel carrier.  The normal turret of the AMX-10P is removed and there is a double mount for HOT ATGM, with each mount having launchers for two missiles.  The launchers are on either side of the top of the hull, and are reloaded through a large hatch on the roof of the hull in between and extending to the rear of the two launcher pairs. Half of the reloads are carried on the outside of the top of the hull in front of the loading hatch, and half are carried inside the vehicle. The night vision is improved and the vehicle is equipped with a laser rangefinder.  The vehicle has a Hispano-Suiza M115-2 diesel developing 275 horsepower coupled to a manual transmission, with a torsion bar suspension.  The launchers pivot outwards from the hull for launching. The vehicle is equipped with a collective NBC system for the crew to plug their protective masks into. Some 92 were built for Saudi Arabia, but were retired by the late 1990s.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: Before the Twilight War, this vehicle was used only by Saudi Arabia, but when the war picked up, France appropriated some of the shipments for its own use.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$236,301

D, A

594 kg

14.1 tons

5

13

Thermal Imaging (G), Passive IR (D), Image Intensification (G)

Enclosed

 

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

133/93

37/26/4

528

137

CiH

T2

TF2  TS2  TR2  HF8  HS3  HR3

 

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

+2

Basic

4xHOT Launchers

20xHOT ATGM

 

AMX-PRAT

     Notes: This is a standard AMX-VTT variant of the AMX-VCI 1987 export variant armored personnel carrier (itself a variant of the AMX-13 light tank) with a TOW ATGM launcher in place of the normal mounted machinegun turret.  The launcher is a simple launcher projecting through a two-piece hatch on the roof and allows the launcher to be raised up and down so the crew can button up if necessary. The vehicle is the same as the AMX-VTT, except that the passenger area is taken up by ammunition and racks.  The engine is the Detroit Diesel 6V-53T 280-horsepower turbocharged diesel engine and an automatic transmission to form a unitary powerpack that is easier to maintain, and with a torsion-bar suspension.  The crew has the use of a collective NBC system. Though used by the Netherlands until the early 1990s, these have never seen combat service.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: Only the Netherlands used this vehicle in the Twilight War.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$66,474

D, A

354 kg

15.5 tons

4

13

Passive IR (D)

Enclosed

 

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

132/92

37/26

410

148

Stnd

T3

HF8  HS4  HR4

 

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

+2

None

TOW II Launcher

12xTOW II

 

Panhard VCR/TH

     Notes: This is a Panhard VCR/TT armored personnel carrier with a UTM-800 4-round HOT ATGM launcher mounted on the rear deck to the rear of the commander's position.  To the left of this turret is a remotely fired machinegun mount; the machinegun may be aimed and fired, but not reloaded, from inside the vehicle with the hatch closed.  These vehicles are used by France and Iraq (before Operation Iraqi Freedom). The VCR/TH is powered by a Peugeot PRV 155-horsepower diesel engine with a manual transmission.

    Twilight 2000 Notes: Though about 100 of these vehicles were delivered to Iraq before the 1991 Gulf War, it is not known how many of them survived that conflict to fight in the Twilight War.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$114,032

D, A

497 kg

8 tons

9

7

Passive IR (D)

Enclosed

 

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

168/85

47/23/2

242

104

CiH

W(4)

TF2  TS2  TR2  HF4  HS3  HR2

 

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

None

None

4-Round HOT launcher, M-2HB (C)

14xHOT ATGM, 1200x.50BMG

 

VBL ATGM Carrier

     Notes: With the exception of the ATGM launcher on top, this version of the VBL is identical to the other versions of the VBL.  The interior, however, has racks for missiles and other associated equipment.  The VBL ATGM is primarily used as a mobile platform for antiarmor ambushes.  It is otherwise identical to other VBLs. The engine is a Peugeot XD3T turbodiesel engine developing 95 horsepower, with a manual transmission. These vehicles are common throughout the world, particularly in the French Army and the armies of less-developed nations.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$153,590

D, A

264 kg

3.59 tons

3

6

Passive IR

Enclosed

 

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

199/100

56/28/7

120

35

Stnd

W(2)

HF2  HS2  HR2

 

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

+1

None

Milan or HOT or TOW or Trigat MR or Hellfire Launcher; AAT-F1 or MAG (C)

6xMilan or 6xHOT or 6xTOW or 6xTrigat MR or 4xHellfire; 3000x7.62mm

 

VCAC

     Notes: The VCACs are ATGM vehicles in service with France and other countries.  One is a VAB 4x4 APC with the Mephisto HOT turret.  The launcher is extended for firing; when traveling, the launcher is retracted flush into the hull.  The launcher is a quadruple mount, and the launcher is reloaded automatically, when the launcher is retracted and empty, from four-round magazines.  Three engines are available: a Renault MIDS 06-20-45 220-horsepower turbocharged diesel, a Renault MIDR 06-02-26 250-horsepower turbocharged diesel (the type chosen by most users), or a Renault MIDR 06-20-45 450-horsepower turbocharged diesel (a common upgrade for French and many Middle Eastern customers).  The VCAC is equipped with an NBC Overpressure system.

     The VCAC UTM-800 is a VCAC based on a 6x6 VAB, armed with a 4-round UTM-800 HOT II launcher. New missiles are loaded manually through the hatch in the roof of the rear deck.  This is a one-man turret that does not have a hatch in it.  There is a ring mount over the commanderís position on the front right side of the hull with a machinegun. This ATGM vehicle is not in service with France, but is used by Qatar and Cyprus. 

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

VCAC Mephisto (220 hp)

$178,521

D, A

350 kg

13.4 tons

4

11

Image Intensification (D, G), Thermal Imaging (G)

Enclosed

VCAC Mephisto (250 hp)

$178,653

D, A

430 kg

13.4 tons

4

11

Image Intensification (D, G), Thermal Imaging (G)

Enclosed

VCAC Mephisto (450 hp)

$179,553

D, A

654 kg

13.4 tons

4

11

Image Intensification (D, G), Thermal Imaging (G)

Enclosed

VCAC UTM-800 (220 hp)

$217,912

D, A

496 kg

14.15 tons

4

11

Image Intensification (D, G), Thermal Imaging (G)

Enclosed

VCAC UTM-800 (250 hp)

$218,044

D, A

609 kg

14.15 tons

4

11

Image Intensification (D, G), Thermal Imaging (G)

Enclosed

VCAC UTM-800 (450 hp)

$218,944

D, A

926 kg

14.15 tons

4

11

Image Intensification (D, G), Thermal Imaging (G)

Enclosed

 

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

VCAC Mephisto (220 hp)

135/68

38/19/6

380

121

CiH

W(3)

TF3  TS3  TR3  HF8  HS6  HR4

VCAC Mephisto (250 hp)

149/75

41/21/7

380

139

CiH

W(3)

TF3  TS3  TR3  HF8  HS6  HR4

VCAC Mephisto (450 hp)

254/128

70/36/12

380

161

CiH

W(3)

TF3  TS3  TR3  HF8  HS6  HR4

VCAC UTM-800 (220 hp)

130/66

37/18/6

380

121

CiH

W(4)

TF2  TS2  TR2  HF8  HS6  HR4

VCAC UTM-800 (250 hp)

143/73

41/20/7

380

139

CiH

W(4)

TF2  TS2  TR2  HF8  HS6  HR4

VCAC UTM-800 (450 hp)

238/122

68/33/12

380

161

CiH

W(4)

TF2  TS2  TR2  HF8  HS6  HR4

 

Vehicle

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

VCAC Mephisto

None

None

Quadruple HOT II launcher

12xHOT II ATGM

VCAC UTM-800

None

None

Quadruple HOT II launcher, MAG (C)

16xHOT II ATGM, 2000x7.62mm