Aircraft / Aviation Vehicles & Artillery Small Arms Warships & Submarines Military Ranks Military Pay Chart (2024)
Land Systems / Battlefield


Light Multi-Mission Military Vehicle [ 1990 ]

The IVECO VM90 is a light-class military vehicle originating in Italy in the 1990s and used throughout the world today.

Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 12/30/2022 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.

The VM90 is a light-class / light-armored multi-mission military vehicle produced by storied Italian truck-maker IVECO. The 4x4 wheeled design is versatile enough to make up several other battlefield forms to accomplish varying battlefield tasks. The Italian Army is a key operator of the truck whose framework is pulled from the IVECO "Daily" commercial light truck / van.

Other global operators of the series are numerous and span from Albania and Brunei to the United Arab Emirates and, more recently, Ukraine. At least four vehicles were sent by Portugal to Ukraine to support the ongoing defense against Russia. Portugal previously used these same vehicles in its participation in the Iraqi Theater. Argentina, Belgium, and Bulgaria all operate the VM90 in civilian security roles.

The vehicle relies on a conventional arrangement involving a 4x4 all-terrain wheeled arrangement with good ground clearance and wheeled positioned near the extreme corners of the frame for excellent balance. The crew compartment incorporates side-by-side seating for the driver and a passenger at front, behind the engine compartment. Over the rear of the chassis can be implemented various mission-specific add-ons. Military models, operating in contested areas, can also feature an open-air Heavy Machine Gun (HMG) turret on a trainable mounting (ring) for self-defense. These were operated by Italian Army forces in Iraq.

Variants of the line includes the VM90T "Torpedo" which is utilized in the tactical vehicle role and is noted for its soft / tarp cover over the rear of the chassis. The VM90P "Protetto" is a protected model with armoring over critical crew and machine spaces. The Ambulanza VM90 is a battlefield ambulance with a complete hard-bodied field clinic affixed over the rear of the chassis.

Security versions of the vehicle also exist, these featured with hard bodies over the rear of the chassis as well and used by various law enforcement / Gendarmerie / security elements globally. A hard-bodied shelter carrier is known as well.©MilitaryFactory.com
Note: The above text is EXCLUSIVE to the site www.MilitaryFactory.com. It is the product of many hours of research and work made possible with the help of contributors, veterans, insiders, and topic specialists. If you happen upon this text anywhere else on the internet or in print, please let us know at MilitaryFactory AT gmail DOT com so that we may take appropriate action against the offender / offending site and continue to protect this original work.


Service Year

Italy national flag graphic


National flag of Albania National flag of Argentina National flag of Belgium National flag of Bulgaria National flag of Canada National flag of China National flag of Egypt National flag of Italy National flag of Lebanon National flag of Macedonia National flag of Malaysia National flag of Pakistan National flag of Poland National flag of Portugal National flag of Serbia National flag of Spain National flag of Somalia National flag of Ukraine National flag of the United Arab Emirates Albania; Argentina; Belgium; Brunei; Bulgaria; Cambodia; Canada; China; Egypt; Italy; Lebanon; Moldova; Mongolia; North Macedonia; Malaysia; Malta; Pakistan; Poland; Portugal; Serbia; Somalia; Spain; United Arab Emirates; Ukraine (via Portugal)
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Armored Car
Design, of typically lightweight nature, providing onroad/offroad capabilities for the scouting or general security roles.
Can conduct reconnaissance / scout missions to assess threat levels, enemy strength, et al - typically through lightweight design.
General utility-minded design to accomplish a variety of battlefield tasks, typically in a non-direct-combat fashion.

Wheeled Arrangement
Wheeled arrangement gives this system an inherent road-running capability, enhancing mobility.
Cross-Country Capability
Design includes such features as a track-link system or high ground clearance to better traverse offroad.
NBC Protection
Crew is provided (either as standard or optional) protection against Nuclear-Biological-Chemical agents for enhanced survivability in contaminated zones.
Crew has access to night-vision equipment, allowing for low-light or night time operations.
Vehicle features an in-built anti-infantry capability for local defense of the vehicle or general troop suppression.
Troop Carrier
Vehicle (or its variants) has an inherent troop-carrying capability, providing protected cover for embarked allies in contested areas.
Vehicle's proven running gear and overall makeup lends itself well to fulfill other battlefield roles by way of specialized designs.

20.2 ft
6.15 m
6.6 ft
2 m
9.1 ft
2.77 m
12,125 lb
5,500 kg
6.1 tons
(Showcased structural values pertain to the base IVECO VM90 production variant. Length typically includes main gun in forward position if applicable to the design)
Powerplant: 1 x Turbocharged diesel-fueled engine driving 4x4 all-wheeled arrangement.
Transmission: 1 x 5-speed manual transmission.
65.2 mph
(105.0 kph)
807.8 mi
(1,300.0 km)
(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the base IVECO VM90 production variant. Compare this entry against any other in our database)
1 x 12.7mm Heavy Machine Gun (HMG) OR 1 x 7.62mm Medium Machine Gun (MMG) over hull roof on turret ring.

Supported Types

Graphical image of a tank medium machine gun
Graphical image of a tank heavy machine gun

(Not all weapon types may be represented in the showcase above)
Dependent on field configuration.

VM90 - Base Series Designation.
VM90 "Torpedo" - Base tactical model with soft / tarp covering over rear of hull.
VM90 "Protetto" - Fully-protected / armored variant for direct-contact environments.
VM90 "Ambulanza" - Battlefield ambulance variant with over-chassis field clinic box affixed.

Military lapel ribbon for the American Civil War
Military lapel ribbon for pioneering aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the Arab-Israeli War
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of the Bulge
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Kursk
Military lapel ribbon for the Cold War
Military lapel ribbon for the Falklands War
Military lapel ribbon for the Indo-Pak Wars
Military lapel ribbon for the Korean War
Military lapel ribbon for the 1991 Gulf War
Military lapel ribbon representing modern aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the Soviet-Afghan War
Military lapel ribbon for the Spanish Civil War
Military lapel ribbon for the Ukranian-Russian War
Military lapel ribbon for the Vietnam War
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 1
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 2
Military lapel ribbon for the Yom Kippur War
Military lapel ribbon for experimental military vehicles

Ribbon graphics not necessarily indicative of actual historical campaign ribbons. Ribbons are clickable to their respective campaigns / operations.

Images Gallery

1 / 1
Image of the IVECO VM90
Image from the United States Army; Public Release.

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Cookies

2024 Military Pay Chart Military Ranks DoD Dictionary Conversion Calculators Military Alphabet Code Military Map Symbols

The "Military Factory" name and MilitaryFactory.com logo are registered ® U.S. trademarks protected by all applicable domestic and international intellectual property laws. All written content, illustrations, and photography are unique to this website (unless where indicated) and not for reuse/reproduction in any form. Material presented throughout this website is for historical and entertainment value only and should not to be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation. We do not sell any of the items showcased on this site. Please direct all other inquiries to militaryfactory AT gmail.com. No A.I. was used in the generation of this content; site is 100% curated by humans.

Part of a network of sites that includes GlobalFirepower, a data-driven property used in ranking the top military powers of the world, WDMMA.org (World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft), WDMMW.org (World Directory of Modern Military Warships), SR71blackbird.org, detailing the history of the world's most iconic spyplane, and MilitaryRibbons.info, cataloguing military medals and ribbons. Special Interest: RailRoad Junction, the locomotive encyclopedia.

©2023 www.MilitaryFactory.com • All Rights Reserved • Content ©2003-2023 (20yrs)