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VBCI Infantry Fighting Vehicle

 


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: France
First Produced/Service Dates: 2008
Manufactured by: Nexter (Formerly GIAT Industries)
Crew: 2+9 (Infantry Carrier)
Armament: Main: (1) 25mm Cannon; Co-axial (1) 7.62mm machine gun.   
Engine: (6) Cylinder Turbo-Diesel
Miscellaneous Info: VBCI is the French acronym for Véhicule Blindé de Combat d’Infanterie (Armored Infantry Combat Vehicle).  Two Variants of the vehicle are available and include the Infantry Carrier and VPC/CPV Command Post (armed with  12.7mm Heavy Machine Gun mounted on a Remote Weapon System).  This vehicle is meant to replace the AMX-10RC Armored Cars in French service. 
Data Sheet Available:  VBCI Infantry Fighting Vehicle 8x8 Suspension Sales Brochure via Renault Trucks Defense

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
VBCI Infantry Fighting Vehicle Photos Neil Baumgardner - Arlington, Virginia USA
      VBCI Infantry Fighting Vehicle Photos Renault Trucks Defense

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
VBCI Infantry Fighting Vehicle Information and Photos Army Technology.Com Website
VBCI Infantry Fighting Vehicle Information and Photos Defense Industry Daily Website
VBCI Infantry Fighting Vehicle Information and Photos Defense Update Website
VBCI Infantry Fighting Vehicle Information and Photos Military Today Website
VBCI Infantry Fighting Vehicle Photos by Jean Thomas Rembert Prime Portal Website

Printed

Reference Author
"French VBCI" (June 2012 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) Eric Cunat
Jane’s Tank Recognition Guide (4th Edition) Christopher F. Foss
"VBCI In Details and Action" Reference DVD (MM-DVD004) Model Miniature

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
VBCI "Afghanistan" Model Kit (81147) Model Kit Heller 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic
VBCI IFV Model Kit - 16ème Bataillon de chasseurs  (MM-R139) Model Miniature 1/72 Resin.
       
Accessory/Detail Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information

VBCI IFV Wheel Set (MM-R133)

Model Miniature

1/35

Resin. For the Heller Model Kit 

VBCI/VCI Carry Luggage Logistics Configuration (Stowage Rack) (KMT35002K) Kits Maquettes Tank's (KMT) 1/35 Resin. For the Heller Model Kit 
VBCI /VCI Tactical Configuration "Packages" (Stowage): Lebanon /Mali (KMT35003K) Kits Maquettes Tank's (KMT) 1/35 Resin. For the Heller Model Kit 
VBCI /VCI Logistics Configuration "Packages" (Stowage) (KMT35004K) Kits Maquettes Tank's (KMT) 1/35 Resin. For the Heller Model Kit 
VBCI Sacs et Porte-Sacs ECR (Stowage) (KMT35005K) Kits Maquettes Tank's (KMT) 1/35 Resin. For the Heller Model Kit 
VPC-VBCI Conversion (KMT35012K) Kits Maquettes Tank's (KMT) 1/35 Resin. For the Heller Model Kit 

VBCI IFV Wheel Set (RMA35266)

Real Model

1/35

Resin. For the Heller Model Kit 

VBCI Michelin XML 395/90 R 560 TR Tire and Wheel Set (GAS50556) Gaso.line 1/48 Rubber.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider