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FV432 Armoured Personnel Carrier

 

Replacement for Saracen and the Humber Pig as a battlefield taxi carrying troops and equipment in forward positions, protected from small arms fire.

Crew is a Driver and Commander, with space for upto 10 more in the rear area.

Powered by a Rolls-Royce K60, six cylinder 12 piston multi fuel compression ignition engine, developing 240bhp at 3,750rpm.

The 432 was the mainstay of The British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) from the 1960s through to the mid 1980s. Largely replaced by the Warrior and the Saxon some variants remain in service and have been upgraded. The vehicles shown are owned by the DAS Military Vehicle Wing and have been modified to allow members of the public to ride in the rear area. The Society also owns one unmodified Mk2.

 

Datafile: FV432 Armoured Personnel Carrier

Owner:Military Vehicle Wing
Purpose:Battlefield Taxi
Introduced:1963
Crew:2
Armament:1 x 7.62mm machine gun 2 x 3 smoke dischargers
Powerplant:Rolls-Royce K60 six cylinder 12 piston multi fuel compression ignition engine
DIMENSIONS 
Width:2.8 metres (9 ft 2in)
Length:5.6 metres (18 ft 6in)
Height:2.3 metres (7 ft 6in)
Empty weight:15,280 Kg (15.3 tonnes, 33,686 lb)
PERFORMANCE 
Maximum speed:51 km/h (32 mph)
Range:483 km (300 miles)
 
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