Berliet VXB-170

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VXB-170
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Type Armoured personnel carrier
Place of origin France
Service history
In service 1973 – present
Used by France, Gabon, Senegal
Production history
Manufacturer Berliet
Specifications
Weight 12.7 tonnes (12.5 long tons)
Length 5.99 m (19 ft 8 in)
Width 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in)
Height 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in)
Crew 1 or 2
Passengers 11 troops

Armor 7 mm
Main
armament
1 × 7.62 mm machine gun
Secondary
armament
37 mm or 40 mm grenade launcher
Engine Berliet V800M 8-cylinder diesel engine
170 hp (130 kW)
Power/weight 23 hp/t
Suspension wheeled
Operational
range
750 km (470 mi)
Speed 85 km/h (53 mph)

The Berliet VXB-170 is a four-wheel armoured vehicle produced by Berliet until Berliet was merged with Saviem to form Renault Trucks (now Renault Trucks Défense).

Versions

There were originally three versions, internal security, reconnaissance and patrol, and light combat. The VXB was produced by both Berliet and Saviem, the Berliet version is equipped with hydrojets.

Operators

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Map of VXB-170 operators

Current operators

Former civilian operators

  •  Tunisia - 10 (for police, now retired)

Former evaluation-only operators

Gallery

References

  1. Stefan, Marx. The VAB Family of Armoured Vehicles: NG and Improved Vehicles, Upgrades. pp. 1–40.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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