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Chaimite Mark 1 Armored Personnel Transport Vehicle

Peruvian Chaimite V-200


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: Portugal (and others including Lebanon, Libya, Peru and Philippines)
First Produced/Service Dates: 1967- Present
Manufactured by: BRAVIA SARL
Crew: 3+8
Armament: Turret: (2) 7.62mm Machine Guns or (1) 7.62mm & (1) 12.7mm Heavy MG's; or Commander: (1) Pintle Mounted 12.7mm Heavy HMG.
Engine: 6-Cylinder Diesel (Earlier models equipped with 8-Cylinder Petrol engines)
Miscellaneous Info:

The V-200 APC is the most prevalent version in the Chaimite Mark 1 family of vehicles. The actual Portuguese name of the V-200 is Viatura Blindada de Transporte de Pessoal (VBTP).   As can be evidenced by its appearance, the Chaimite is similar to the V100 Commando, LAV 150 and Dragoon vehicles.

Other variants of the Chaimite are the V-200 Armada 60 MLRS, V-300 Reconnaissance Vehicle, V-400 Heavy Support Vehicle, V-500 Communications & Command Vehicle, V-600 Armored Mortar Carrier Vehicle, V-700 Anti-tank Vehicle, V-800 Ambulance, V-900: Armored Recovery Vehicle and V-1000 Anti-riot Vehicle.

Bravia also produced similar Chaimite Mark 2 6x6 and Mark 3 8x8 Vehicles.
Data Sheet Available: None Available

Photos

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  Peruvian Chaimite V200 APC Photo (and Above) Lewis Mejia - Peru

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Online

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Chaimite Armored Personnel Transport Vehicle Photos and Information Army Guide.com Website
Chaimite Armored Personnel Transport Vehicle Photos and Information Military Factory Website
Chaimite Armored Personnel Transport Vehicle Photos and Information Military Today.com Website
Chaimite Armored Personnel Transport Vehicle Photos and Information (Portuguese Language) Operacional Website

Printed

Reference Author
Exercito Portugues: Vehicles of the Modern Portugues Army (Tankograd Publishing) Pedro Manuel Monteiro
Jane's Tank Recognition Guide (4th Edition) Christopher Foss

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