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    FV432 APC Armored Personnel Carrier (1963)

    FV432 APC Armored Personnel Carrier (1963)

    The FV432 is a multipurpose unspectacular armored personnel carrier.


    Picture of FV432 APC


    Staff Writer (7/18/2013): The FV432 was a solid, if unspectacular, armored personnel carrier for the British Army, seeing over 3,000 in total production completed. Much like other multi-faceted chassis of this type, the FV432 continues to serve in other roles (electronic warfare, battlefield recovery, artillery command, etc...), though not the primary frontline armored personnel carrier role it was originally designed for. The FV432 series of armored personnel carriers has since been supplanted by the modernized Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicle in the British Army inventory.




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    Technical Specifications:
    FV432 APC
    Armored Personnel Carrier


    Country of Origin: United Kingdom
    Manufacturer: BAe Systems Land Systems - UK
    Initial Year of Service: 1963
    Production Total: 100


    Focus Model: FV432 APC
    Crew: 2 + 10


    Overall Length: 17.22 ft (5.25 m)
    Width: 9.19 ft (2.80 m)
    Height: 6.14 ft (1.87 m)
    Weight: 15.1 US Short Tons (13,740 kg; 30,292 lb)


    Powerplant: 1 x Rolls-Royce K60 No. 4 Mk 4F 2-stroke 6-cylinder multi-fuel engine generating 240bhp at 3,750rpm.


    Maximum Speed: 32 mph (52.2 km/h)
    Maximum Range: 298 miles (480 km)


    NBC Protection: Yes
    Nightvision: Yes - Passive for Driver


    Armament:
    1 x 7.62mm Machine Gun
    2 x 3 Smoke Dischargers


    Ammunition:
    1,600 x 7.62mm ammunition
    6 x smoke grenades


    Variants:
    Battlefield Ambulance Vehicle


    Command Vehicle

    FV434 - Maintenance Vehicle

    Mortar Carrier

    Minelayer Vehicle

    Battlefield Recovery Vehicle

    Artillery Command Vehicle

    FV432 - Features Fox turret (trainer)

    FV438 - Wavell Electronic Warfare Vehicle

    FV438 - Swingfire Anti-Tank (ATGW) Missile Vehicle

    FV439 - Specialist Vehicle


    Operators:
    United Kingdom