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MB-1 Cascavel-37

Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle

 


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: Brazil
First Produced/Service Dates: 1970
Manufactured by: Engenheiros Especializados S.A. (ENGESA) and the University of Brazil
Crew: 4
Armament: Main: 37mm Cannon; Co-Axial: .30 cal.; Secondary: .50 cal HMG.
Engine: 6-Cylinder (British Perkins)
Miscellaneous Info: Brazil had received some 180 US M8 Greyhound armored cars between 1944 and 1952, but by the late 1960s they were wearing out. In 1968, two design groups, the Brazillian Army Engineer Institute (IME) and ENGESA, produced prototypes of a new vehicle.  IBE produced the 4x4 M-8 "Brasileiro" CRR and ENGESA developed the 6x6 MB-1 Cascavel-37 CBR. The ENGESA design performed well and showed the most promise so an order was placed for a limited production run of an improved vehicle: the Cascavel 1  (Rattlesnake).
Data Sheet Available: MB-1 Cascavel-37 Datasheet (By David Haugh)

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
MB-1 Cascavel-37 CRR Photos EE Engesa via David Haugh - Content Editor

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
"Armored Cars of the Cyprus National Guard" By T. Metsovitis Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #12)
"Cascavel EE-9 Armored Fighting Vehicle" by David Haugh Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #5)
"CRR M-8 Brasileiro and the CBR MB-1 Cascavel-37" By Fernando Costa de Sousa Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #31)
EE-9 Cascavel Armored Recon Vehicle Information and Photos Army Guide.Com
EE-9 Cascavel Armored Recon Vehicle Information and Photos Army Recognition.Com
EE-9 Cascavel Armored Recon Vehicle Information and Photos Global Security.Com
EE-9 Cascavel Armored Recon Vehicle Information and Photos Federation of American Scientists.org

Printed

Reference Author
Armoured Fighting Vehicles of the World Christopher Foss
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert Icks
Jane's Tank Recognition Guide (4th Edition) Christopher Foss

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Kits and Accessories

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Model Photos

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