Military Factory

Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs)

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/11/2015

The first armored personnel carrier debuted in World War 1 and the class has come a long way since then.





There are a total of (107) Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1972
AAV-7 (LVTP-7)
The AAV-7 series of assault amphibious vehicles was born as the LVTP-7 in the late 1960s. The initia... [Read More]
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1988
Achzarit (Cruel) HAPC
As the Israeli Army progressed from open-field warfare in its early years to contested urban setting... [Read More]
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1998
AF-40 Al-Fahd AFV
In 1998,the Saudi National Guard adopted the "Al-Fahd" 8-wheeled Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) - ba... [Read More]
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1975
AIFV (Armored Infantry Fighting Vehicle) / (M113A1)
In the mid-1960s, the United States Army already began looking beyond their ubiquitous M113 Armored ... [Read More]
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1978
Alvis FV103 Spartan
Born of the British Army's "Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked)" (CVR-T) initiative of the 1970s... [Read More]
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1981
Alvis FV4333 Stormer
The British FV4333 Alvis "Stormer" was developed from the established line of CVR(T) ("Combat Vehicl... [Read More]
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1952
AMX-13
The AMX-13 Light Tank was designed to a new post-World War 2 French Army requirement. In the post-wa... [Read More]
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2004
AMZ Dzik (Wild Boar)
Modern conflicts such as those ongoing in Afghanistan and Iraq reignited interest in armored cars fo... [Read More]
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2011
ARTEC Boxer
The Boxer saw its origins in a late 1990s military requirement concerning the armies of the United K... [Read More]
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1966
BMP-1 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)
The Soviet military was first major military power to widely adopt the concept of an "armored fighti... [Read More]
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1982
BMP-2 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)
The Soviet Union introduced the concept of the Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) with the adoption of ... [Read More]
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1987
BMP-3 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)
Soviet Union engineers and factories garnered much experience in the massive armor battles against G... [Read More]
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1983
BNCFM SIBMAS
Emerging from BN Constructions Ferroviaries et Metalliques (BNCFM) of Belgium during the mid-1970s w... [Read More]
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1967
Bravia Chaimite (Series)
The Bravia Chaimite V-series of light armored vehicles is a Portuguese-designed and produced 4x4 arm... [Read More]
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1950
BTR-152
The Soviet Army adjusted their battlefield doctrine following their experiences in World War 2 (1939... [Read More]
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2001
BTR-3
The BTR-3 is a modern eight-wheeled armored fighting vehicle that currently serves operationally wit... [Read More]
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2009
BTR-4
The BTR-4 eight-wheeled armored personnel carrier began as a in-house endeavor through the Kharkiv M... [Read More]
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1950
BTR-40 (Bronetransporter)
The Red Army learned much about mobility in its response to the German invasion of the Soviet Union ... [Read More]
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1950
BTR-50
The BTR-50 series of Soviet armored personnel carriers was developed in the 1950s and served for a t... [Read More]
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1960
BTR-60
The armored 8x8 wheeled BTR-60 of 1960 was developed as a direct replacement for the 6x6 wheeled BTR... [Read More]
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1980
BTR-70
The BTR-70 represents a further development of the successful line of BTR-60 armored personnel carri... [Read More]
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1987
BTR-80
The BTR-80 was the logical evolution of the wheeled armored personnel carrier (APC) BTR series that ... [Read More]
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1995
BTR-90
The BTR-90 represents a further development of the BTR series of 8x8 armored personnel carriers that... [Read More]
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2000
BTR-94
The BTR-94 is nothing more than a Ukrainian modified version of the Soviet-era BTR-80 armored person... [Read More]
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2016
BTR-MD (Rakushka)
... [Read More]
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2016
Bumerang (Boomerang)
During the Cold War decades, the Soviet Army championed use of multi-axle armor wheeled vehicles amo... [Read More]
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2018
CAMEL (Concept for Advanced Military Explosion-mitigating Land)
... [Read More]
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1945
Centurion (A41)
Though requested as early as 1943 and entering production in January of 1945, the British Centurion ... [Read More]
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1978
CM-21 AIFV
Taiwanese military power has long been supported by the United States and the island nation received... [Read More]
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2007
CM-32 Yunpao (Clouded Leopard) / TIFV (Taiwan Infantry Fighting Vehicle)
The CM-32 Yunpao ("Clouded Leopard") is an eight-wheeled, modular armored vehicle serving with the l... [Read More]
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1993
Combat Vehicle 90 / Stridsfordon 90 (CV90 / Strf 90
It was the Soviet Union that first introduced the large-scale concept of the Infantry Fighting Vehic... [Read More]
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1943
Cruiser Tank Ram Kangaroo
The "Kangaroo" name in Canadian Army service covered a group of Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) th... [Read More]
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1976
Denel Rooikat (Caracal / Red Cat)
Lessons learned in South Africa's involvement during the Angolan Civil War (1975-2002) were implemen... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Denel Rooikat (Caracal / Red Cat)

2011
Didgori
With its relatively recent war with Russia in 2008, it behooves the nation of Georgia to develop a s... [Read More]
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1997
DIO Boragh
Leading up to the Islamic Revolution, Iran received its military support from Western players such a... [Read More]
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2017
EDT Enigma AMFV
The Enigma 8x8 wheeled Armored Modular Fighting Vehicle (AMFV) has been developed by Emirates Defens... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the EDT Enigma AMFV

1981
ELBO Leonidas-2
The Greek Army (known as the "Hellenic Army") relied on the ELBO "Leonidas" Armored Personnel Carrie... [Read More]
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1974
Engesa EE-11 Urutu (Pit Viper)
... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Engesa EE-11 Urutu (Pit Viper)

1986
Fahd AFV
Lacking the industry know-how to design and develop a multirole Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) from ... [Read More]
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1992
FNSS ACV-15
In 1960, the United States Army adopted the-now ubiquitous M113 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC). Fro... [Read More]
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2005
FNSS Pars (Anatolian Leopard)
To further bolster its large and ever-growing land force, the Turkish Army adopted an all-new, indig... [Read More]
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2002
FPI Cougar (MRAP)
The Cougar has since expanded into a full line of militarized armored vehicles. This began with the ... [Read More]
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1963
FV432 APC
The FV432 was a solid, if unspectacular, armored personnel carrier for the British Army, seeing over... [Read More]
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1986
FV510 Warrior
The Warrior is an infantry fighting vehicle currently in service with the armies of the United Kingd... [Read More]
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2002
General Dynamics ASCOD (Austrian Spanish COoperation Development)
... [Read More]
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1941
Half-Track Personnel Carrier M3
No image of the American military effort in World War 2 is complete without the appearance of the M3... [Read More]
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1941
Infantry Tank Mk IV Churchill (A22)
The Churchill served the British Army and allied forces as the most important of its type during Wor... [Read More]
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2009
K300 KNIFV (K21)
In attempting to match North Korean armored capabilities (though from more of an advanced technology... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the K300 KNIFV (K21)

2014
KAMAZ Typhoon
Russian Army experience in the Chechen wars, as well as observation of the U.S.-led wars in Afghanis... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the KAMAZ Typhoon

2001
Krauss-Maffei Wegmann Dingo
... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Krauss-Maffei Wegmann Dingo

2003
KTO Rosomak
The KTO Rosomak ("Wolverine") is a family of multi-purpose, eight-wheeled, armored vehicles currentl... [Read More]
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1941
Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT-2 / LVT-4) (Alligator / Water Buffalo)
The LVT ("Landing Vehicle Tracked") began a long line of amphibious tracked American military vehicl... [Read More]
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1999
LAV III Kodiak
The LAV III "Kodiak" is based on the successful Swiss MOWAG Piranha III and is the armored personnel... [Read More]
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1956
LVTP-5 (Landing Vehicle, Tracked, Personnel)
Since the early days of naval warfare, the amphibious assault has remained a complicated, expensive ... [Read More]
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2002
M1126 Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICV)
The M1126 Stryker is another 8x8 wheeled armored machine in the long line of Stryker vehicles. The p... [Read More]
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1960
M113 APC
The American M113 Armored Personnel Carrier became one of the most successful Cold War vehicles in t... [Read More]
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1981
M2 Bradley
The M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) fulfilled a U.S. Army requirement that began in the 1... [Read More]
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1953
M59 APC
The M59 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) was developed to a US Army specification to replace the prec... [Read More]
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1952
M75 APC
During World War 2, it was accepted practice to ferry troops to and from combat zones was through an... [Read More]
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1995
Mamba
... [Read More]
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2008
Merkava Namer
The Israeli Army has always maintained a certain style of warfare based highly on their experiences ... [Read More]
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1987
MLVM (Masina de Lupta a Vanatorilor de Munte)
... [Read More]
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1968
MT-LB (M1970)
World War 2 warfare instilled on the Soviet Army the need for a very mobile armored force. After the... [Read More]
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2008
Nexter / GIAT VBCI (Vehicule Blinde de Combat d'Infanterie)
During the last decade there began a definitive move away from costly and complex tracked armored ve... [Read More]
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2013
Nexter TITUS (Tactical Infantry Transport and Utility System)
In today's military world there exists a definite global shift concerning military vehicle procureme... [Read More]
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1965
OT M-60
Yugoslavia was formed in 1943 during World War 2 (1939-1945) and maintained an existence up until it... [Read More]
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1996
Pandur I
The Pandur I was a 6x6, multi-faceted wheeled chassis primarily serving as a fast armored personnel ... [Read More]
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Pandur II
... [Read More]
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1951
Panhard EBR (Engin Blinde de Reconnaissance)
The French Panhard EBR armored car of the 1950s actually maintained design origins in the years lead... [Read More]
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1977
Panhard ERC 90
The French concerns of Renault and Panhard submitted designs to fulfill a 1970s French Army requirem... [Read More]
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2010
Paramount Mbombe
South Africa fought in the Rhodesian Bush War (1964-1979) and it was during this time that thought w... [Read More]
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2006
Patria AMV (Armored Modular Vehicle)
The Patria AMV ("Armored Modular Vehicle") is of Finnish origination and was adopted by the national... [Read More]
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1984
Patria Pasi XA
Over the past several decades or so there has been a considerable shift by modern armies of the worl... [Read More]
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1966
Pbv 302 (Pansarbandvagn 302)
Though rarely considered a military powerhouse in the same breath as the United States, Great Britai... [Read More]
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1979
Pegaso BMR
The Pegaso BMR ("Blindado Medio de Ruedas" - "Armored, Medium, Wheeled") series of wheeled vehicles ... [Read More]
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2006
Pindad APS-3 Anoa (Pindad Panser)
The Pindad APS-3 "Anoa" (also known as the "Pindad Panser") is an indigenous medium-class armored pe... [Read More]
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1952
PT-76
The PT-76 was developed shortly after Second World War. The weapon system is designated as a "Light ... [Read More]
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1984
Puma CEV
The Puma is a heavily-armored Combat Engineering Vehicle (CEV) that doubles as an Armored Personnel ... [Read More]
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1976
Renault VAB (Vehicule de l Avant Blinde)
The French-produced VAB is a multi-faceted highly-adaptable armored personnel carrier and scout car.... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Renault VAB (Vehicule de l Avant Blinde)

2009
RG-35
The RG-35 is a relatively new armored wheeled vehicle offering by Land Systems OMC of South Africa, ... [Read More]
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1981
Rheinmetall Landsysteme Condor
The Condor is a Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) appearing in West Germany during the Cold War (1947-1991... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Rheinmetall Landsysteme Condor

1979
Rheinmetall Landsysteme Transportpanzer 1 Fuchs (TPz 1)
The Transportpanzer 1 (TPz 1 or "Fuchs") is a 6-wheeled armored personnel carrier designed from a We... [Read More]
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2016
Saur 3 (TBT 8x8)
The Saur 3 (also "TBT 8x8") is an 8x8 wheeled Armored Fighting Vehicle being developed for the Roman... [Read More]
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1962
Saurer 4K 4FA
Developed to serve the same battlefield function as the classic American M113 Armored Personnel Carr... [Read More]
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1983
Saxon AT105
The Saxon AT105 is a 4-wheeled armored personnel carrier (APC) used by the British Army and supplied... [Read More]
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2013
Schutzenpanzer Puma
The German Army is currently evaluating the Schutzenpanzer Puma as its newest Infantry Fighting Vehi... [Read More]
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1958
Schutzenpanzer SPz 12-3 (SPz Lang / Lang HS.30)
Following the fighting of World War 2 (1939-1945), Germany became a split nation, occupied by the vi... [Read More]
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1939
SdKfz 250 leichter Schutzenpanzerwagen
The SdKfz 250 series was just one in the long line of German-produced halftrack systems in World War... [Read More]
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1939
SdKfz 251 mittlerer Schutzenpanzerwagen
A 1932 directive set about to provide German infantry with a versatile vehicle able to keep pace wit... [Read More]
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1977
Steyr Spz 4K 7FA
The Austrian SPz 4K 7FA was a further development of the 4K 4FA armored personnel carrier (APC) and ... [Read More]
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2016
T-15 (Armata) (Object 149)
Recent Russian ground forces combat experience had showcased a need for a Heavy Infantry Fighting Ve... [Read More]
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1940
T-34
To Red Army authorities, it was becoming painfully clear that the BT series of "fast tanks" was not ... [Read More]
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1977
TAB-77
The TAB-77 is a licensed Romanian copy of the Soviet Cold War-era BTR-70 8-wheeled Armored Personnel... [Read More]
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1918
Tank Mark IX
The Mark IX tank was classified as an armored personnel carrier - effectively the world's first of i... [Read More]
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2004
Thales Bushmaster
... [Read More]
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1964
Type 63 (YW531)
In the late 1950s, the Chinese government called on local industry to design and develop a low-cost ... [Read More]
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1992
Type 6614
The Italian-built Type 6614 is a 4x4 armored personnel carrier produced jointly by the FIAT and Oto ... [Read More]
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1973
Type 73 APC
In 1967, the Japanese Defence Agency commissioned for a new Armored Personnel Carrier as a planned s... [Read More]
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1990
Type 90 (YW535)
The Type 90 appeared as a Chinese-originated offering intended for export customers during the early... [Read More]
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1984
Type 90 / Type 92 (WZ551)
The WZ551 is a designation for a Chinese-originated 6x6 wheeled armored vehicle. The vehicle was dev... [Read More]
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1995
Type 96 (APC)
The Type 96 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) is a modern locally-produced version of the Canadian LAV... [Read More]
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1960
Type SU 60 APC
The Japanese Type-60 was the first armored personnel carrier developed by the Mitsubishi and Komatsu... [Read More]
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1940
Universal Carrier (BREN Gun Carrier)
The Bren Gun Carrier was truly a universal system at its core. Charged with moving troops through th... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Universal Carrier (BREN Gun Carrier)

2014
Ural Typhoon
Taking a page out Western doctrine, the Russian Army has adopted several Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Prot... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Ural Typhoon

1982
VCC Camillino
Italy already maintained several thousand license-production American M113 armored personnel carrier... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the VCC Camillino

1973
VTT-323 (M1973 Sinhung)
When the North Korean Army needed an armored personnel carrier, they turned to what they do best - l... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the VTT-323 (M1973 Sinhung)

1967
Walid (Walid Gomaa Mohamed)
In the 1960s, the Egyptian Army invested in a new armored car based on its experiences with the Sovi... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Walid (Walid Gomaa Mohamed)