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ACMA TAP 56

"Bazooka Vespa" Scooter


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: France
First Produced/Service Dates: 1955
Manufactured by: ACMA (Based on the Vespa Scooter)
Crew: 1
Armament: (1) 75mm Recoilless Rifle (which could be fired while moving!!)
Engine: 150cc Engine
Miscellaneous Info: The abbreviation "TAP" stands for Troupes Aero Portees (roughly equivalent to "air-portable vehicle").  The TAP was used by French parachutists and made in two models: the "56" and "59", which signified the year of production.
Data Sheet Available: None.

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Bazooka Vespa Photos (Taken at Musee' des Blindes -  Saumur, France) Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, UK

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
ACMA TAP Scooter Photos and Information Vintage Scooters Website

Printed

Reference Author
"Military Moped" (May 2017 Issue of Classic Military Vehicle Magazine) Eric Bryan

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
VESPA TAP Scooter w/M-20 75mm recoilless gun model kit (AZI10045) Azimut Productions 1/35 Multi-Media; Limited Production

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider