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P4 Light All-Terrain Vehicle


Specifications

Country of Origin/Used by: France and a few others (including Cameroon and Chile)
First Produced/Service Dates: 1982
Manufactured by: Groupe PSA (Peugeot Societe Anonyme) (Now part of Renault Trucks Defense)
Crew: SWB = 1+3
LWB = 2+8
Armament: Some specialist versions armed with 7.62mm Machine Gun, 12.7mm HMG, MILAN Anti-Tank Guided Missile or Mistral Air Defense Systems.
Engine: 4-Cylinder Gasoline (Original); Later upgraded to Diesel and Turbo-Diesel
Miscellaneous Info: The Peugeot P4 Vehicule Leger Tout-Terrain (VLTT) replaced the long obsolete Hotchkiss built post-war M201 Jeeps in the early 1980's. The P4 design is based upon the Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen (G-Wagen)/Puch-G Utility Vehicle, although using a large proportion of French sourced components.  These include the engine, transmission, body-work and small fittings. The P4 was built in a variety of versions including short and long wheel base vehicles, soft/hard topped, armored (P4P Protege) and even custom fitted for Special Forces use (Panhard VPS, P4 PATSAS & VEHA). Although still in service at the time of writing (2018), the P4 is being replaced by a number of different vehicles including the ACMAT VLTP-NP (Ford Everest), Ford Ranger, Land Rover Defender HS/XD "Wolf", Panhard PVP, Renault Trucks Defense Sherpa series and Technamm Masstech T4 (Toyota Land Cruiser).
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
P4 Light All-Terrain Vehicle Photos French Ministere Des Armees
P4 Light All-Terrain Vehicle Photos Alf van Beem via Wikipedia Commons
  P4 Light All-Terrain Vehicle Photo Technical Sgt. H.H. Deffner via Wikipedia Commons
    P4 Reconnaissance Vehicle Photos French Ministere Des Armees
  P4 Reconnaissance Vehicle Photo Xavier Care via Wikipedia Commons
P4 with Mistral Air Defense Missile System Photo David Monniaux via Wikipedia Commons

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
P4 Light All-Terrain Vehicle Information & Photos French Army
P4 Light All-Terrain Vehicle Information & Photos Jesus' Mercedes G - Puch G Website
P4 Light All-Terrain Vehicle Information & Photos Military-Today.com

Printed

Reference Author
Franco-German Brigade (Concord Publications) Walter Bohm & Peter Siebert
Landing Zone Lebanon: UNIFIL 2006 (Blue Steel Books) Moustafa Assad
 "Peugeot's Unsung Hero" (February 2015 Issue of Classic Military Vehicle Magazine) James Taylor
UNITAF in Somalia: Vehicles of Restore Hope Forces (Concord Publications) Barry Beldam

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Peugeot P4 Model Kit (ADV 35023) ADV/Azimut 1/35 Resin.
Peugeot P4 Bachee Model Kit (ADV 72016) ADV/Azimut 1/72 Resin.
       
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Panhard VPS Special Forces Vehicle Conversion (35110) ADV/Azimut 1/35 Multi-Media. For Revell of Germany Model Kit.
Peugeot P4 Conversion with 7.62mm MG (35199) ADV/Azimut 1/35 Multi-Media Set; For Revell of Germany "G-Wagen Wolf" Model Kit (03069).
Peugeot P4 Conversion with 50 cal HMG (10025) ADV/Azimut 1/35 Multi-Media Set; For Revell of Germany Model Kit.
Peugeot P4 PATSAS Conversion (10044) ADV/Azimut 1/35 Multi-Media Set; For Revell of Germany Model Kit.
Peugeot P4P Protected Vehicle Conversion (35108) ADV/Azimut 1/35 Multi-Media. For Revell of Germany Model Kit.
French Army P4P Protected Vehicle Conversion (BL35147K) Blast Models 1/35 Resin. For Revell of Germany Model Kit.
French Army P4P Protected Vehicle (Afghanistan) Conversion (BL35148K) Blast Models 1/35 Resin. For Revell of Germany Model Kit.
Peugeot P4 Brouilleur (Anti-IED Antennas) (BL35149K) Blast Models 1/35 Resin.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider