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Fennek Light Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: Germany and Holland
First Produced/Service Dates: 2003
Manufactured by: Krauss-Maffei-Wegmann & Dutch Defense Vehicle Systems
Crew: 3
Armament:

German: HK GMG 40mm Grenade Launcher or MG3 7.62mm Machine Gun

Dutch: M2HB 12.7mm Heavy Machine Gun or 40mm Grenade Launcher
Engine: (6) Cylinder Diesel
Miscellaneous Info:

The Fennek was developed to replace the Spahpanzer 2 Luchs armored recon vehicle and is named after the Fennek, a small desert fox.

Vehicle Variants include:

Germany

  • Artillery Observation Vehicle

Holland

  • Allgemeine Dienste (AD) General Purpose Vehicle.  Also used for Command and Control duties

  • Forward Observer Vehicle (VWWRN)

  • Medium Range-Anti-Tank (MRAT) Vehicle Equipped with Rafael SPIKE ATGM

  • Mortar Carrier Equipped with L16A2 81mm Mortar

  • Stinger Weapon Platform (SWP) Equipped with 2 Stinger Anti-Aircraft Missile Launchers (with 2 spares)

  • Tactical Air-Control Party (TACP) Vehicle

Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Fennek Prototype Vehicle Photos Erik Hendriks - Sittard, Holland
Fennek Recon Vehicle Photos Massimo Foti
   Fennek Recon Vehicle Photo German Ministry of Defense
Fennek Recon Vehicle Photos Krauss-Maffei-Wegmann
Fennek Recon Vehicle Photos Royal Netherlands Army Ministry of Defence Website
Fennek Forward Observation Vehicle Photo Royal Netherlands Army Ministry of Defence Website
Fennek SWP Vehicle Photos (Netherlands) Neil Baumgardner - Arlington, Virginia USA
Fennek SWP Vehicle Photo Royal Netherlands Army Ministry of Defence Website

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider

Fennek Recon Vehicle Information and Photos

Army-Technology.Com Website

Fennek Recon Vehicle Information and Photos

KMW Website

Fennek Recon Vehicle Information and Photos

Royal Netherlands Army Ministry of Defence Website

Fennek Recon Vehicle Information and Photos

Worldwide Military.Com Website
Fennek Recon Vehicle Photos Don Busack's Prime Portal Website Website
Fennek Recon Vehicle Photos TankMasters.DE Website

Printed

Reference Author
"Desert Fox" (October 2012 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) Eric Cunat
Fennek Reconnaissance Vehicle in Modern German Army Service (Tankograd No. 5043) Ralph Zwilling
German Wheeled Fighting Vehicles (Concord Mini Colour Series #7504) Michael Jerchel
Jane's Tank Recognition Guide (4th Edition) Christopher Foss
Koninklijke Landmacht: Vehicles of the Modern Royal Netherlands Army RNLA  (Tankograd Missions and Maneuvers No. 7013) Clemens Niesner
Modelling the Fennek: Abrams Squad Special 01 (Abrams Squad) Pere Pla Maestro

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Spahwagen Fennek Reconnaissance Vehicle Model Kit (3136)  Revell of Germany 1/72 Injection Molded Plastic
Fennek LGS - Dutch Version Model Kit (05533) Trumpeter 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic
Fennek LGS - German Version Model Kit (05534) Trumpeter 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic
       
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Dutch Fennek Accessory Set (T35186) Black Dog 1/35 Resin. For Trumpeter Kit 05533.
German Fennek 1A2 Accessory Set (T35187) Black Dog 1/35 Resin. For Trumpeter Kit 05534.
Fennek Wheel Set (T35195) Black Dog 1/35 Resin. For Trumpeter Kit ?
Fennek Model Kit Detail Set (22081) Eduard 1/72 Photo-Etched Set
Fennek LGS Weighted Wheel Set (ER35 059) ET Model 1/35 Resin.
Fennek Armored Wheel Cover Set (72092) ExtraTech 1/72 Brass Photo-Etched Set
Fennek Dutch Model Kit Detail Set ExtraTech 1/72 Brass Photo-Etched Set
Fennek German Model Kit Detail Set ExtraTech 1/72 Brass Photo-Etched Set
Fennek LGS Wheel Set (RMA35271) Real Model 1/35 Resin.
Fennek in German & Dutch ISAF Markings (TT050) Tracks & Troops 1/72 Decals
Fennek Wheel Set (TT030) Tracks & Troops 1/72 Resin
Fennek Window Armour For Dutch ISAF Vehicle (TTPE001) Tracks & Troops 1/72 Brass Photo-Etched Set
Fennek LGS (Dutch Version) Detail Set (PE35674) Voyager Models 1/35 Brass Photo-Etched Set; From Trumpeter Model Kit

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
German Fennek LGS Recon Vehicle Model Kit (1/35 Trumpeter) Ryan Spindell - Springfield, Illinois USA