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Panhard (VBL) Véhicule Blindé Léger

Scout Car


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: France (and many others)
First Produced/Service Dates: 1985
Manufactured by: Panhard
Crew: 3
Armament: (1) 7.62mm MG AND (1) MILAN Anti Tank Guided Missile System or 12.7mm HMG.
Engine: 4 Cylinder Diesel
Miscellaneous Info: Anti-Tank Version armed with 7.62mm and Milan ATGW; Scout Version armed with 7.62mm and 12.7 HMG.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Panhard VBL Scout Car Photos Jacques Dujardin - France
Panhard VBL Scout Car Photos Luis Pitarch - Spain
Panhard VBL Scout Car Photos (Saumur, France) and Above Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, UK
  Panhard VBL Scout Car Photo UK Ministry of Defence (Crown Copyright)

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
   

Printed

Reference Author
Blue Helmets Under Fire, The (Concord Publications) Samuel Katz & Yves Debay
"Exercise Bold Alligator" (July 2012 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) Henri-Pierre Grolleau
IFOR: Vehicles of the Multinational IFOR Peace-Keeping Operation (1995-96) (Tankograd Publications) Carl Schulze
ISAF Vehicles in Afghanistan: 2007 (Kabul and Kandahar Areas) - Mushroom Model Publications

Book Review by Patrick Keenan

Dick Taylor
Jane's AFV Recognition Handbook (Second Edition) Christopher F. Foss
Landing Zone Lebanon: UNIFIL 2006 (Blue Steel Books) Moustafa Assad
VBL Panhard - Histoire & Collections Yves DEBAY

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Panhard VBL Scout Car Kit ADV/Azimut 1/35 Resin
Panhard VBL Scout Car Kit ADV/Azimut 1/72 Resin
Panhard VBL Scout Car with PL127 Turret (12.7mm M2HB Browning HMG) Model Kit (10049) ADV/Azimut 1/35 Resin
Panhard VBL CB52 ISAF Scout Car with VAB 7.62mm Turret) Model Kit (10050) ADV/Azimut 1/35 Resin
Panhard VBL Scout Car Kit Coree 1/35 Resin

Panhard VBL Reconnaissance Vehicle with 7.62mm MG Model Kit (GAS50218)

Gaso.line 1/48 Mixed Media

Panhard VBL Reconnaissance Vehicle with MILAN ATGW Model Kit (GAS50218milan)

Gaso.line 1/48 Mixed Media

Panhard VBL Reconnaissance Vehicle with Brouilleur IED Jammer Model Kit (GAS50218brou)

Gaso.line 1/48 Mixed Media

Panhard VBL Reconnaissance Vehicle with PL127 MG Turret Model Kit (GAS50219)

Gaso.line 1/48 Mixed Media

Panhard VB2L-Long Reconnaissance Vehicle with 7.62mm MG Model Kit (GAS50220)

Gaso.line 1/48 Mixed Media

Panhard VB2L with WASP Sagem RWS Model Kit (GAS50221)

Gaso.line 1/48 Mixed Media

Panhard VB2L TOP with 12.7 mm Kongsberg RWS Model Kit (GAS50222)

Gaso.line 1/48 Mixed Media
Panhard VBL Light Armored Vehicle Model Kit (4603) Tiger-Model (Hong Kong) 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
Panhard VBL Light Armored Vehicle Model Kit with 12.7mm M2 Machine Gun (4619). Tiger-Model (Hong Kong) 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
       
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
VBL Wheel Set (BL35240K) Blast Models 1/35 Resin; For the Tiger-Model Kit
VBL PL127 .50 Cal Machine Gun Turret (BL35241K) Blast Models 1/35 Resin; For the Tiger-Model Kit
VBL 2011 XZL Type Wheel Set (BL35242K) Blast Models 1/35 Resin; For the Tiger-Model Kit
VBL Interior Update Set (BL35243K) Blast Models 1/35 Resin; For the Tiger-Model Kit
VBL Wire Cutter (BL35244K) Blast Models 1/35 Resin; For the Tiger-Model Kit
VBL Exterior Update Set (BL35245K) Blast Models 1/35 Resin; For the Tiger-Model Kit
VBL Counter-IED Set (BL35246K) Blast Models 1/35 Resin; For the Tiger-Model Kit
VBL (Add-On) Armor Kit Set (BL35247K) Blast Models 1/35 Resin; For the Tiger-Model Kit
French Panhard VBL Sagged Wheel Set -1 (DW35084) DEF Model 1/35 Resin.  For the Tiger-Model Kit
VBL Panhard Tire and Wheel Set (GAS50559) Gaso.line 1/48 Rubber.
VBL Panhard PVP Michelin 255/100 R16 XZL Tire and Wheel Set (GAS50561); Gaso.line 1/48 Rubber.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider