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AMX-10RCR Reconnaissance Vehicle


Specifications

Country of Origin/Used by: France
First Produced/Service Dates: 2005
Manufactured by: Nexter (previously GIAT Industries)
Crew: 4
Armament: Main: 105mm Cannon; Coaxial: 7.62mm Machine Gun; Commander: 7.62mm MG
Engine: 6 Cylinder Diesel
Miscellaneous Info: To ensure that the AMX-10RC Reconnaissnace Vehicle was able to continue to perform its mission effectively into the future, the French Military embarked upon an upgrade program to improve it.  In 2005, the first vehicles were delivered and were renamed the AMX-10RC "Renove" (AKA: AMX-10RCR).  Improvements include additional armor, new automatic transmission and suspension control system, a GALIX self-protection system, LIRE infrared jamming system, SIT VI battlefield management information system, Identification Friend or Foe System and a longer turret to increase internal stowage. Due to the weight related to all the upgrades, the vehicle is no longer amphibious. 

One additional "ad-hoc" upgrade was also initiated to improve protection against Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) in Afghanistan.  The upgrade consists of the installation of heavier steel side armor and in some cases the fitting of slat-armor as well.  The upgraded vehicles are referred to as SEPAR (Systeme de Protection EEI pour AMX-10RCR), the name of the program.  The AMX-10RCR is slated to be retired in approximately 2025, when the Jaguar EBRC Armored Reconnaissance & Combat Vehicle has been fully integrated into active units.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
AMX-10RCR Reconnaissance Vehicle Photos 1st Foreign Cavalry Regiment-French Foreign Legion
AMX-10RCR Reconnaissance Vehicle Photos Neil Baumgardner - Arlington, Virginia USA
  AMX-10RCR SEPAR Reconnaissance Vehicle Photo 1st Foreign Cavalry Regiment-French Foreign Legion
    AMX-10RCR SEPAR Reconnaissance Vehicle Photos French Armee de Terre

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
AMX-10RCR Information & Photos Army Recognition
AMX-10RCR Information & Photos Military Today
AMX-10RCR Information & Photos Tank Encyclopedia

Printed

Reference Author
"AMX-10 RCR In Action" Reference DVD (MM-DVD006)

Review by Patrick Keenan (Editor)
Model Miniature
"Exercise Bold Alligator" (July 2012 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) Henri-Pierre Grolleau
"French Firepower" (April 2013 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) Eric Cunat

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
AMX-10RCR "SEPAR" (Afghanistan & Mali) Recon Vehicle Model Kit (MM-R132) Model Miniature 1/72 Resin. Includes figure.
AMX-10RCR "Counter IED" Recon Vehicle Model Kit (MM-R152) Model Miniature 1/72 Limited Edition Resin kit. Includes figure.
AMX-10RCR Tank Destroyer Model Kit (4602) Tiger-Model 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
AMX-10RCR SEPAR Heavy Tank Destroyer Model Kit (4607) Tiger-Model 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
       
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
AMX-10RCR Wheel Set (35408) ADV-Azimut 1/35 Resin; For the Tiger-Model Kit
AMX-10RCR SEPAR Accessory Set (T35174) Black Dog 1/35 Resin; For the Tiger-Model Kit (4607)
AMX-10RCR Update Set (BL35238K) Blast Models 1/35 Resin; For the Tiger-Model Kit
AMX-10RCR Stowage Set (BL35239K) Blast Models 1/35 Resin; For the Tiger-Model Kit
AMX-10RCR Sagged Wheel Set (DW35085) DEF Model 1/35 Resin. For the Tiger-Model Kit
Brouilleurs Pour AMX-10RCR Set (KMT35014K) Kits Maquettes Tank's (KMT) 1/35 Resin. For the Tiger-Model Kit 
AMX-10RCR Tank Destroyer Basic Detail Set (PE35986) Voyager Models 1/35 Photo-Etched Brass. For the Tiger-Model Kit.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider