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AMX-10RC  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1979
Total Production: ?
Origin: France
Corporations: NEXTER
Parent System: AMX-10RC
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1979
Total Production: ?
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Description: AMX-10RC is a 6x6 amphibious wheeled armored vehicle intended for reconnaissance missions in support of cavalry units within the French Armed Forces. It was designed in the 1970s as a replacement for French Army's Panhard EBR armored vehicle which entered service in the 1950s. AMX-10RC was fitted with a 105mm cannon as primary armament and a 7.62mm coaxial machine gun. Powered by a diesel engine rated at 260-hp this high mobility vehicle reaches a top speed of 85 kph.

AMX-10RC development began in 1971 achieving Initial Operational Capability (IOC) with the French Army in 1979. It was equipped with an state-of-the-art fire control system combining laser designator, low light TV and a ballistic computer for enhanced accuracy. Originally, it was deployed in support of AMX30 Main Battle Tanks (MBTs). In the late 1990s AMX30s were retired from active service leaving Leclerc as the French Army's MBT. Currently, AMX10RCs are complementing Leclerc MBTs in the French Army's armored units.

AMX-10RC Specifications

Crew: 4
Wheel Drive: 6x6
Dimensions
Height: 2.60 meter (102 inch)
Length: 9.10 meter (358 inch)
Main Gun Caliber: 105 millimeter
Width: 2.90 meter (114 inch)
Performance
Main Gun Max Range: 2,000 meter
Max Range: 800 kilometer (497 mile)
Power
Power: 260 shp (194 kW)
Speed
Top Speed: 23.7 mps (85 kph)
Weight
Combat Weight: 16,000 kilogram (35,273 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

AMX-10RC News

There are 4 news between
8 Oct 2007 and 5 Dec 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014French Army Awards Contract for 1,970 Scorpion Armored Vehicles
Friday, January 20, 2012French Army Awards Nexter Multi-Annual Contract to Supply Large-caliber Ammunition
Tuesday, January 29, 2008French Army Takes Delivery of 100th Upgraded AMX10RC
Monday, October 8, 2007SIT-V1 Qualified for Use by French Armed Forces

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
France300
YearHoldings
2008256upgraded with SIT V1
Qatar12
YearHoldings
20138

Grand Total 4203
Protection Systems
SIT-V1x1
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