HOMEABOUT USWHAT'S NEWFORUMLINKS



Please Support our Sponsors
   
 
 

 

Transportpanzer 1 Fuchs

Armored Personnel Carrier


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: Germany & Venezuela (Some Variants to Israel, Netherlands,UK and USA)
First Produced/Service Dates: 1979 (APC)
Manufactured by: Thyssen Henschel GmbH (now Rheinmetall Landsysteme/General Dynamics Land Systems)
Crew: 2+10 (APC): 3 (NBC)
Armament: When armed they can carry one or two MG3 7.62mm Light Machine Guns
Engine: 8 Cylinder
Miscellaneous Info: Although developed at the same time as the Spahpanzer 2 Luchs armored reconnaissance vehicle, it did not go into production until a few years later.  Different variants of the Fuchs include the APC, Ambulance, Command Vehicle, Nuclear, Biological and Chemical detection vehicle (NBC), Electronic Warfare (ELOKA-"Bumblebee") vehicle and Elo-Aufklarung "HELAS" VHF Radio Directional Finder.  Germany is the only country to use most of the variants. However, Holland also uses the "NBC" and "HELAS" variants, Israel, UK and USA (called the M93 Fox) used the NBC vehicle and Venezuela used the APC.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
German Transportpanzer Fuchs Photo (Above) Ralph Zwilling via US Army Website
  German Transportpanzer Fuchs Photos David Haugh - Content Editor
German Army Fuchs Ambulance Vehicle Photos Roger Greenaway - Frankfort, Germany
Dutch Army Fuchs "HELAS" Radio Detection Vehicle Photos Erik Hendriks - Sittard, Holland
American M93 Fox NBC Detection Vehicle Photos John Charvat - Yukon, Oklahoma USA
British Army Fox NBC Detection Vehicle Photos (Photographed at Army 2002 Show) John Harris - Essex, UK

  British Army Fox NBC Detection Vehicle Photo
UK Ministry of Defence
Dutch Army Fuchs NBC Detection Vehicle Photos Erik Hendriks - Sittard, Holland
    German Army Fuchs NBC Detection Vehicle Photos Roger Greenaway

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
"Also Seen at Ludgershall"  By Peter Brown Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #19)
"TPz1 Fox Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle" By David Haugh Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #7)
TPz 1 Fuchs Information and Photos General Dynamics Land Systems
TPz 1 Fuchs Information and Photos Royal Netherlands Army Ministry of Defence Website
TPz 1 Fuchs APC Photos via Ulrich Wrede Don Busack's Prime Portal Website Website
TPz 1A6 Fuchs APC Photos via Hans-Hermann Buhling Don Busack's Prime Portal Website Website
TPz 1 Fuchs ELOKA Photos via Ruud Staneke Don Busack's Prime Portal Website Website
TPz 1 Fuchs ELOKA Photos via Ulrich Wrede Don Busack's Prime Portal Website Website
TPz 1 Fuchs FlaFu Photos via Ulrich Wrede Don Busack's Prime Portal Website Website
TPz 1 Fuchs HELAS Photos via Ruud Staneke Don Busack's Prime Portal Website Website
TPz 1 Fuchs NBC Photos via Peter van Iren Don Busack's Prime Portal Website Website
TPz 1 Fuchs NBC Photos #1 via Ulrich Wrede Don Busack's Prime Portal Website Website
TPz 1 Fuchs NBC Photos #2 via Ulrich Wrede Don Busack's Prime Portal Website Website
TPz 1 Fuchs PARA Photos via  Ulrich Wrede Don Busack's Prime Portal Website Website
TPz 1 Fuchs PiFu Photos #1 via Ulrich Wrede Don Busack's Prime Portal Website Website
TPz 1 Fuchs PiFu Photos #2 via Ulrich Wrede Don Busack's Prime Portal Website Website
TPz 1A8A3 Fuchs FLW 200 APC Photos Tank-Masters.DE Website
TPz-1 Fuchs Reference Data Thyssen Henschel Wehrtechnik, 1980

Printed

Reference Author
Armored Car- A History of American Wheeled Combat Vehicles R.J. Hunnicutt
Blue Helmets Under Fire, The (Concord Publications) Samuel Katz & Yves Debay
Certain Shield: The Multi-National Airmobile Divison on Exercise (Concord Publications) Michael Jerchel
Encyclopedia of Modern U.S. Military Tactical Vehicles (Tankograd Publications) Carl Schulze
Franco-German Brigade (Concord Publications) Walter Bohm & Peter Siebert
"Fuchs" Transportpanzer (TPz1) and Variants (Museum Ordnance Special Number 5) David Haugh
"Fuchs: The Transportpanzer 1 Wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier in German Army Service Part 1 - Development and Technology" (5051) (Tankograd Publishing)

Editor Patrick Keenan's Book Review at the Armor Modeling and Preservation Society (AMPS) Website.
Carl Schulze
"Fuchs: The Transportpanzer 1 Wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier in German Army Service Part 2 - Reconnaissance/ Engineer/ Command" (5052) (Tankograd Publishing)

Editor Patrick Keenan's Book Review at the Armor Modeling and Preservation Society (AMPS) Website.
Carl Schulze
"Fuchs: The Transportpanzer 1 Wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier in German Army Service Part 3 - Ambulance / Electronic Warfare / NBC" (5053) (Tankograd Publishing)

Editor Patrick Keenan's Book Review at the Armor Modeling and Preservation Society (AMPS) Website.
Carl Schulze
"Fuchs: The Transportpanzer 1 Wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier in German Army Service Part 4 - Battlefield Surveillance Radar / Radio Communications / International" (5054) (Tankograd Publishing)

Editor Patrick Keenan's Book Review at the Armor Modeling and Preservation Society (AMPS) Website.
Carl Schulze
GECON-ISAF: The Vehicles of the Modern German Army in Afghanistan (Tankograd Missions and Maneuvers No. 7001) Gert Burkert-Opitz & Clemens Niesner
German Wheeled Fighting Vehicles (Concord Mini Colour Series #7504) Michael Jerchel
IFOR: Vehicles of the Multinational IFOR Peace-Keeping Operation (1995-96) (Tankograd Publications) Carl Schulze
Iraq Insurgency: US Army Armored Vehicles In Action: Part 2 (Concord Publications) Carl Schulze
ISAF Vehicles in Afghanistan: 2007 (Kabul and Kandahar Areas) - Mushroom Model Publications

Book Review by Patrick Keenan

Dick Taylor
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
NATO Response Forces (Tankograd Missions and Maneuvers No. 7003) Clemens Niesner
"Transportpanzer 1A8A3 Fuchs" (June 2011 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) Ralph Zwilling
"Transportpanzer TPz 1A8 Fuchs mit FLW 200" (2nd Quarter 2011 Issue of Militarfahrzeug Magazine - Tankograd Publishing) Ralph Zwilling
US Military Wheeled Vehicles (Concord Publications) Michael Green and Greg Stewart
Wheeled Armoured Fighting Vehicles In Service B.T. White

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kits Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Spahpanzer 1 Fuchs NBC Model Kit Revell of Germany 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic
Spahpanzer 1 Fuchs Eloka 'Hummel'/ABC Kit Revell of Germany 1/72 Injection Molded Plastic
       
Accessory/Detail Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
TPz-1 Fuchs Mirror Decals (357127) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 Adhesive silver decals to use for vehicle mirrors
TPz-1 Fuchs A6 ABC External Detail Set Extra Tech Accessories 1/35  
TPz-1 Fuchs A6 ABC Exterior Detail Set (ETV72086) Extra Tech Accessories 1/72  
TPz-1 Fuchs Eloka Hummel Exterior Detail Set (ETV72087) Extra Tech Accessories 1/72  
TPz 1 "Fuchs" (Late) Wheel Set (MT72186) ModellTrans Modellbau 1/72 Resin; For the Revell of Germany Kits
M93 Fuchs Wheel Set (md35096) MR Models 1/35  
Transportpanzer 1 Fuchs Bundeswehr Wheel Set  #2 (md35097) MR Models 1/35  
Transportpanzer 1 Fuchs Bundeswehr Wheel Set (md35136) MR Models 1/35  
Fuchs Detail Set MR Models 1/35  
Fuchs Driver Compartment MR Models 1/35  
Transportpanzer 1 Fuchs Michelin Wheel Set Real Models 1/35  
Transportpanzer 1 Fuchs Continental Wheel Set Real Models 1/35  
Transportpanzer 1 Fuchs Snow-Chained Wheel Set Real Models 1/35  

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider