Military Factory

Reconnaissance Vehicles

The main advancing force has benefited from proper reconnaissance of enemy positions, activity and strength.

There are a total of 72 Reconnaissance Vehicles in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.


1977
9P148 Konkurs (BRDM-2 Spandrel)
The 9P148 "Konkurs", also incorrectly identified by some as the "BRDM-3", is a variant of the base BRDM-2 Amphibious Scout Ca...

1936
AH-IV
The AH-IV was an export tankette design of Czech origins that appeared in 1936. Agile and fast, the machine gun-armed combat ...

1972
Alvis FV101 Scorpion
The Scorpion series of light tank has seen many major variants produced both for local use and for export. The Scorpion chass...

1971
Alvis FV107 Scimitar
The Alvis FV107 Scimitar is a light armored reconnaissance platform primarily in service with the British Army. The vehicle i...

1958
Alvis FV601 Saladin
The Saladin Armored Car was a British multi-role vehicle appearing in the post-World War 2 years. It was brought online after...

1981
AMX-10RC
The amphibious AMX-10RC armored car was developed and built by GIAT Industries, a French government owned weapons manufacture...

1952
AMX-13
The AMX-13 Light Tank was designed to a new post-World War 2 French Army requirement. In the post-war years, France was rebui...

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...

1940
Autoblinda 40/41 (AB 40/41)
Land combat of World War 2 went beyond the storied engagements involving masses of tank formations. A portion of this combat ...

1938
BA-10 / BA-32
Armored cars played a major role in warfare during World War 1 for their ease of production and machine gun-carrying qualitie...

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

1957
BRDM-1
The BRDM-1 series of amphibious scout cars first appeared in the late 1950s and would serve as the principle armored car in s...

1966
BRDM-2
The BRDM-2 primarily served as an armored scout car with the Soviet Army during the height of the Cold War. She was a direct ...

1932
BT-2 (Bystrochodnij Tankov)
Like many of the military powers prior to World War 2, the Red Army adopted a series of light, fast tanks intended to overwhe...

1933
BT-5 (Bystrochodnij Tankov)
The BT series of Soviet "Fast Tanks" was born out of a John Walter Christie design in the early 1930s featuring an American s...

1934
BT-7 (Bystrochodnij Tankov)
In the latter portion of the 1920s, the Soviet Army began looking to modernize their fleet of aging tanks. As such, it held a...

1950
BTR-152
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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 during World War 2. As su...

1978
Cadillac Gage Ranger (Peacekeeper)
Cadillac Gage delivered their Ranger 4x4 light armored vehicle beginning in the early 1980s. The system was built atop the ex...

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,...

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 ...

1996
Coyote LAV
In 1996, the Canadian Army followed the United States Marines in adopting the Swiss MOWAG Piranha eight-wheeled, light-armore...

1964
D-442 FUG / D-944 PSzH
The Soviet influence is clear in the design of the Hungarian FUG though much has been added to make the FUG a wholly Hungaria...

1969
FMC XR311 (G.I. Hotrod)
In 1969, the FMC Corporation undertook in-house development of a new multi-purpose four-wheeled military vehicle designed to ...

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...

1942
GAZ BA-64
Despite the heavy shift to tracked armored combat vehicles during World War 2, the massive Soviet Army understood the value i...

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...

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 ...

1985
HMMWV (High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle) / (Humvee)
Aside from the M1 Abrams, perhaps no other American armored vehicle has represented the American Army more than the venerable...

1916
King Armored Car
At the start of World War 1 in the summer of 1914, countries were clamoring for all types of weapons with which to find ultim...

1983
Land Rover Defender 110
The Defender 110 is produced by the British Land Rover Company for military use. The British Army and some Commonwealth natio...

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...

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...

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

1960
M151 MUTT (Military Utility Tactical Truck)
Prior to the adoption of the ubiquitous HUMVEE multi-purpose 4x4 vehicle, the US military relied on the world renowned "Jeep"...

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...

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

1944
M24 Chaffee (Light Tank, M24)
The Light Tank M24 Chaffee was the successor to the M5 Stuart light tank. Though appearing late into the Second World War, th...

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

1944
M38 Wolfhound
The M38 was intended as a replacement for the ubiquitous, go-anywhere, do-anything M8 Greyhound series of armored reconnaissa...

1968
M551 General Sheridan / Sheridan
The M551 General Sheridan (or simply "Sheridan") was a light-armored and heavily-armed portable tank system utilized by the U...

1963
M706 Commando
The LAV-150 is a light armored 4x4 vehicle that has been in the US Army since 1964 in other forms with the LAV-100 making an ...

1941
M8 Greyhound (Light Armored Car M8)
One of the unsung American heroes of World War 2 was the venerable M8 Greyhound wheeled armored car series. The type was prod...

1998
M93 Fox
The M93 was based on the German Rheinmetall product TPz 1 Fuchs system and is designated as the M93 Fox in the US Army invent...

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

2009
Oshkosh M-ATV
The Oshkosh M-ATV is a 4x4 armored vehicle now in service with the United States Army. Years of combat actions shown light-ar...

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...

1960
Panhard AML 60 / 90
The French Army used the Panhard AML 60 / 90 series of light armored cars to replace the 1950s-era Daimler Ferrets. Scout / A...

1951
Panhard EBR (Engin Blinde de Reconnaissance)
The French Panhard EBR armored car of the 1950s actually maintained design origins in the years leading up to World War 2. Pa...

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...

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

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...

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...

1975
Rhienmetall Landsysteme Spahpanzer Luchs (Lynx)
The Luchs 8x8 Reconnaissance Vehicle provides the German Army with an all-terrain amphibious reconnaissance vehicle. Amphibio...

1935
SdKfz 101 Panzerkampfwagen I (PzKpfW I) / Panzer 1
Few could have known what the inception of the Panzer I into the German Army inventory during the middle portion of the 1930s...

1936
SdKfz 121 Panzerkampfwagen II (PzKpfW II) / Panzer 2
While development of the of the Pz.Kpf.W. I (Panzer I) light tank (Sd.Kfz. 121) was still ongoing, the Pz.Kpf.W. II (Panzer I...

1938
SdKfz 222
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1942
SdKfz 223
The SdKfz 223 was part of a larger family of German light armored cars, each playing a specific role on the battlefield. The ...

1935
SdKfz 231 Schwerer Panzerspahwagen (6-rad)
Following the end of World War 1, the victors placed the blame of the war squarely on the German Empire. Austria-Hungary and ...

1943
SdKfz 234 (Puma)
The SdKfz 234 (generally known as the "Puma") was a key 8-wheeled, armed reconnaissance platform utilized by the German Army ...

1939
SdKfz 250 leichter Schutzenpanzerwagen
The SdKfz 250 series was just one in the long line of German-produced halftrack systems in World War 2. The 250 system went o...

2003
Supacat Jackal MWMIK
The Supacat Jackal (also "MWMIK", otherwise nicknamed "EmWimmick" though an acronym for "Mobility Weapon-Mounted Installation...

1940
T-34
To Red Army authorities, it was becoming painfully clear that the BT series of "fast tanks" was not the long term answer for ...

1941
T-60
The T-60 light scout tank was designed and developed to replace the outclassed T-38 series of amphibious light scout tank and...

1942
T-70
In October of 1941 - four months after the German invasion of the Soviet Union through "Operation Barbarossa" - engineers of ...

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...

1937
Type 95
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1937
Type 97 Te-Ke
Developed from an early Imperial Japanese Army request for a light tank in 1937, the Type 97 Te-Ke was simply outmatched agai...
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