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Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs)

The Infantry Fighting Vehicle was born in the fighting of World War 1 and evolved to the multirole systems appearing on battlefields today.

There are a total of 94 Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below by initial year of service. Flag images indicative of country of origin.


2017
TATA Motors Kestrel
Alongside its new Light Armored Multipurpose Vehicle (LAMV) showcased at DEFEXPO 2014, TATA Motors unveiled its "Kestrel" 8x8...

2015
Abhay IFV (Fearless)
The Abhay is currently serving as a developmental vehicle program designed to test out various technologies, mechanics and we...

2013
Schutzenpanzer Puma
The German Army is currently evaluating the Schutzenpanzer Puma as its newest Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV), destined to re...

2013
Tulpar IFV
In 2015, the Turkish Army expects to field its first indigenous Main Battle Tank (MBT) through the "Altay" series. This will ...

2011
WPB Anders
In concert with developments elsewhere, the Polish Army is seeking to field a modular tracked chassis to undertake a series o...

2011
ARTEC Boxer
The Boxer saw its origins in a late 1990s military requirement concerning the armies of the United Kingdom, France and German...

2009
K300 KNIFV (K21)
In attempting to match North Korean armored capabilities (though from more of an advanced technology perspective), South Kore...

2009
BTR-4
The BTR-4 eight-wheeled armored personnel carrier began as a in-house endeavor through the Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building D...

2009
RG-35 (MRAP)
The RG-35 is a relatively new armored wheeled vehicle offering by Land Systems OMC of South Africa, a subsidiary of BAe Syste...

2008
Merkava Namer
The Israeli Army has always maintained a certain style of warfare based highly on their experiences in large-scale and locali...

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 land forces of Taiwan. The...

2007
Navistar International MaxxPro
The International Truck "MaxxPro" by Navistar Defense is a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle classified as an Ar...

2007
2S25 (Sprut-SD)
In 2007, the Russian Army adopted the 2S25 (also known as "Sprut-SD") series of tracked armored vehicles formally categorized...

2006
ZBD2000 (Z-Family)
The massive expansion programs of the Chinese military in recent decades has added a new, all-modern amphibious tracked vehic...

2006
ZBD-97 (Type 97)
Introduced in 2006, the ZBD-97 is an Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) of Chinese origin. Due to the close ties once held betwe...

2006
Patria AMV (Armored Modular Vehicle)
The Patria AMV ("Armored Modular Vehicle") is of Finnish origination and was adopted by the national army in 2006. The vehicl...

2006
Pindad APS-3 Anoa (Pindad Panser)
The Pindad APS-3 "Anoa" (also known as the "Pindad Panser") is an indigenous medium-class armored personnel carrier design ef...

2005
BMD-4 (Boyevaya Mashina Desanta)
The biggest challenge to modern-day war planners has always been properly outfitting their airborne-minded soldiers (classica...

2003
KTO Rosomak
The KTO Rosomak ("Wolverine") is a family of multi-purpose, eight-wheeled, armored vehicles currently in service with the Pol...

2002
FPI Cougar (MRAP)
The Cougar has since expanded into a full line of militarized armored vehicles. This began with the base 4x4 and 6x6 series C...

2002
M1126 Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICV)
The M1126 Stryker is another 8x8 wheeled armored machine in the long line of Stryker vehicles. The primary operational role o...

2001
BTR-3
The BTR-3 is a modern eight-wheeled armored fighting vehicle that currently serves operationally with a handful of armies acr...

1999
T-84
The nation of Ukraine was under the Soviet sphere of influence up to 1990 when the Empire was dissolved amidst a move to a mo...

1999
Bionix AFV
The Bionix family was designed and developed to replace the ubiquitous, yet aging, series of American M113 armored personnel ...

1998
CIO Dardo
The Dardo Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) is part of the family of like-designed armored vehicles that include the tracked Ar...

1997
DIO Boragh
Leading up to the Islamic Revolution, Iran received its military support from Western players such as the United States. Afte...

1997
ASLAV (AuStralian Light Armored Vehicle)
The ASLAV (Australian Light Armored Vehicle) is similar in most respects to the American LAV-25 and Canadian Coyote series of...

1996
Pandur I 6x6
The Pandur I was a 6x6, multi-faceted wheeled chassis primarily serving as a fast armored personnel carrier within the invent...

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 Vehicle (IFV) to the world wit...

1991
CIO Centauro
The Centauro B1 8x8 tank killer is in the same family line of Italian Army vehicles that include the Ariete Main Battle Tank ...

1990
BMD-3 (Boyevaya Mashina Desanta)
The BMD-3 was a further installment in the relatively successful line of light amphibious, air-droppable infantry fighting ve...

1989
Type 89 IFV
In keeping with developments in the West, the island nation of Japan moved to adopt a modern Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) ...

1988
Cadillac Gage Stingray
The Stingray Light Tank was developed as a private venture by Cadillac Gage (now Textron Marine & Land Systems) with the budg...

1987
BMP-3 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)
Soviet Union engineers and factories garnered much experience in the massive armor battles against German and Axis forces tha...

1986
FV510 Warrior
The Warrior is an infantry fighting vehicle currently in service with the armies of the United Kingdom and Kuwait. While the ...

1986
Fahd APC
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1985
K200 KIFV
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1985
Type 85 (YW531H)
The PT-85 is a light amphibious tank system (may also be known as the "Type 82" or "Type 85") in service with the North Korea...

1985
BMD-2 (Boyevaya Mashina Desanta)
The BMD-2 was a further evolution of the BMD-1 line of amphibious light infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) intended to be air-d...

1984
Puma CEV
The Puma is a heavily-armored Combat Engineering Vehicle (CEV) that doubles as an Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) for the Com...

1983
TAMSE VCTP (Vehiculo de Combate Transporte de Personal)
In the 1970s, the Argentine government commissioned the German concern of Thyssen-Henschel (Rheinmetall since 1999) to produc...

1983

1983
LAV-25 (Light Armored Vehicle 25)
The LAV-25 eight-wheeled vehicle is classified as a light armored reconnaissance vehicle. Its wheeled nature allows it to tra...

1983
M3 Bradley
The M3 Bradley CFV (Cavalry Fighting Vehicle) is very similar in most respects to the M2 Bradley IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehic...

1982
VCC Camillino
Italy already maintained several thousand license-production American M113 armored personnel carriers by OTO Melara, so it wa...

1982
BMP-2 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)
The Soviet Union introduced the concept of the Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) with the adoption of its BMP-1 in 1966. The ty...

1981
M2 Bradley
The M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) fulfilled a U.S. Army requirement that began in the 1960s calling for an amphi...

1981
Rheinmetall Landsysteme Condor
The Condor is a Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) appearing in West Germany during the Cold War (1947-1991) at which time Germany r...

1979
Ratel IFV (Honey Badger)
The Ratel ("Honey Badger") Infantry Fighting Vehicle was a long-running family of 6x6 armored vehicles developed and produced...

1979
Pegaso BMR
The Pegaso BMR ("Blindado Medio de Ruedas" - "Armored, Medium, Wheeled") series of wheeled vehicles are a multi-role 6x6 syst...

1978
CM-21 AIFV
Taiwanese military power has long been supported by the United States and the island nation received and operated the ubiquit...

1977
Panhard ERC 90
The French concerns of Renault and Panhard submitted designs to fulfill a 1970s French Army requirement for new 4x4 and 6x6 a...

1973
AMX-10P
The AMX-10 series of APCs serves a variety of roles in the French Army and in export countries. Like other APCs of this type,...

1973
VTT-323 (M1973 Sinhung)
When the North Korean Army needed an armored personnel carrier, they turned to what they do best - license production of an e...

1972
AAV-7 (LVTP-7)
The AAV-7 series of assault amphibious vehicles was born as the LVTP-7 in the late 1960s. The initiative called for an armore...

1970
Rheinmetall Landsysteme Marder IFV
The Marder 1 is the principle infantry fighting vehicle for the German Army. It has its origins in the West German Army befor...

1969
M163 Vulcan Air Defense System (VADS)
The M163 Vulcan Air Defense System (VADS) mated the firepower of the United States Air Force's standard aerial cannon - the M...

1969
BMD-1 (Boyevaya Mashina Desanta)
Since the tactic of utilizing airborne troops came to lethal fruition in World War 2, there always lay the challenge of outfi...

1968
MT-LB (M1970)
World War 2 warfare instilled on the Soviet Army the need for a very mobile armored force. After the war, the concepts proven...

1967
Bravia Chaimite (Series)
The Bravia Chaimite V-series of light armored vehicles is a Portuguese-designed and produced 4x4 armored personnel carrier (A...

1967
AMX VCI (Vehicule de Combat d'Infanterie)
The French-made AMX VCI (for "Vehicule de Combat d'Infanterie") infantry combat system was designed to a specific French Army...

1966
BMP-1 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)
The Soviet military was first major military power to widely adopt the concept of an "armored fighting infantry carrier" thro...

1962
M114 IFV
The M114 Command and Reconnaissance Carrier followed the ubiquitous M113 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) series into operatio...

1960
BTR-60
The armored 8x8 wheeled BTR-60 of 1960 was developed as a direct replacement for the 6x6 wheeled BTR-152 series Armored Perso...

1945
Black Prince (A43)
The Black Prince Infantry Tank was the ultimate evolution of the storied Churchill Infantry Tank of the British Army that saw...

1943
M22 Locust
After witnessing the successes of the German airborne divisions to take over most of Western Europe in the opening salvos of ...

1941
Infantry Tank Mk IV Churchill (A22)
The British Churchill series of tanks was the most important British tank of the Second World War. Built in numbers second on...

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 Half-Track vehicle. The ...

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 vehicles for the US Army and Ma...

1940
Carro Armato P40 (Carro Pesante P40)
The Carro Armato P40 (more formally Carro Pesante P26/40 for "Heavy Tank P40") was one of the more impressive Italian tank de...

1940
Half-Track Car M2 / M9
The United States Army learned by experience in World War 1 that trying to move men and machine through mud and snow proved a...

1940
Infantry Tank Mk III Valentine
Considered one of the more successful British tank designs of the early war years, the Valentine series served both British a...

1939
Hotchkiss H39
The Hotchkiss H39 superseded the H35 series light tanks in French Army service, being produced in more numbers than her forer...

1938
Infantry Tank Mk I Matilda (A11)
The first production "tank" (then known as a "landship") was born in the UK during World War 1. In the conflict, the tank pro...

1937
Infantry Tank Mk II Matilda (A12)
No other tank in the British Army inventory was as important as the Matilda II during the early years of World War 2. The Ger...

1936
SOMUA S35
In 1934, the French Army issued a new requirement for a cavalry tank in an attempt to modernized its inventory amidst growing...

1935
Carro Armato L3 (Series)
The L3 series of tankettes primarily served the Italian Army in the years leading up to World War 2. By this time in history,...

1931
Renault Char D1
The Renault Char D1 served the French Army for a time leading up to World War 2. Her origins and use lay in a World War 1 men...

1931
T-26
As was the norm after World War 1 in all industrialized nations around the globe, Soviet warplanners set about to upgrade the...

1923
Vickers Medium Mark I
The Vickers Medium Mark I series of tanks was one of the few mass-produced tank systems to be found in the 1920s. With a war-...

1919
Tank Mark VIII (International Tank / Liberty Tank)
The Mark VIII "International Tank" (also "Liberty" when powered by the American Liberty engine) would become the first tank i...

1918
Tank Mark IX
The Mark IX tank was classified as an armored personnel carrier - effectively the world's first of its kind anywhere in opera...

1918
Medium Mark C (Hornet)
The Medium Mark C tank was a promising and notably agile armored system that arrived too late to see combat action in World W...

1918
Holt Gas-Electric Tank
The Holt Gas-Electric Tank became the first true "tank" to be designed and constructed by and for the United States. Hardly t...

1917
Sturmpanzerwagen A7V
The comical-looking Sturmpanzerwagen A7V series was the first German attempt at an armored fighting vehicle - a tank - and ap...

1916
Char D'Assault St. Chamond
While traditionally categorized as one of the early combat "tanks" in history, the Char D'Assault St. Chamond featured qualit...

1916
Char D'Assault Schneider (Schneider CA)
The Schneider Char d'Assault tank was France's first real attempt at differentiating dedicated tanks from dedicated self-prop...

1915
Little Willie
The idea of a tracked armored fighting vehicle was first put into practical military use by the British Admiralty. In fact, i...
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