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VEC Cavalry Scout Vehicle

 

VEC-M1


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: Spain
First Produced/Service Dates: 1979
Manufactured by: General Dynamics European Land Systems (Originally ENASA)
Crew: 5
Armament: Main: 25mm Cannon (M242 Bushmaster); Co-Axial: 7.62mm Machine Gun
Engine: (6) Cylinder Diesel
Miscellaneous Info: The vehicle's official name is Vehiculo de Exploracion de Caballeria (VEC), is also known as the BMR-625 and was previously referred to as the Pegaso 3562.  This vehicle also shares many of the same parts and components as the BMR-600 Infantry Fighting Vehicle.  In 1999 upgraded versions went into service and are referred to as VEC-M1.  The M1 vehicles were equipped with better armor and an upgraded Scania DS9 Diesel engine (from the Pegaso 9157/8 Turbo-Diesel).
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
VEC-M1 Cavalry Scout Vehicle Photos (Kosovo 2002 & Iraq 2004) Luis Pitarch - Spain

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
VEC Cavalry Scout Vehicle Information and Photos Army Guide.com
VEC Cavalry Scout Vehicle Information and Photos Deagel.com
VEC Cavalry Scout Vehicle Information and Photos Military Today.com

Printed

Reference Author
Blue Helmets Under Fire, The (Concord Publications) Samuel Katz & Yves Debay
Ejercito de Tierra: Vehicles of the Modern Spanish Army (Tankograd Publications) Antonio J. Candil Munoz
Jane's Tank Recognition Guide (4th Edition) Christopher F. Foss
Landing Zone Lebanon: UNIFIL 2006 (Blue Steel Books) Moustafa Assad

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
VEC TC25 Vehicle Model Kit (3519) Nimix 1/35 Resin with Photo Etch Brass Details
VEC TC25 Vehicle Model Kit (8711) Nimix 1/87 Resin with Photo Etch Brass Details

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider