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B Inman
3rd November 2005, 00:43
Can anyone ID this armoured vehicle? Recently photographed at CDG airport Paris. The guy in the photo is the driver and I think he may be a member of the Gendarmerie Nationale.

California Tanker
3rd November 2005, 06:09
Easy Peasy.

Berliet VXB-170 with the SAMM BTM 103 (Installed as SAMM S365-3) light turret with 7.62mm MG and 40mm grenade launcher. The Gendarmed purchased about 150 of them. (Most just have a pintle MG instead of the turret)

Any other questions?

http://armyreco.ifrance.com/europe/france/vehicules_a_roues/vxb_170/vxb-170_17.jpg
http://www.ifrance.com/ArmyReco/News/january_2004/images/VBGL_France_01.jpg

NTM

B Inman
3rd November 2005, 08:08
Thanks for the info and quick reply

herr flick
3rd November 2005, 19:27
Easy Peasy.

Berliet VXB-170 with the SAMM BTM 103 (Installed as SAMM S365-3) light turret with 7.62mm MG and 40mm grenade launcher. The Gendarmed purchased about 150 of them. (Most just have a pintle MG instead of the turret)

Any other questions?

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Yes. How many rivets does it have?????????

California Tanker
4th November 2005, 00:42
None. It's welded. All the other bits and bobs such as around the windshield are bolts.

NTM

WES
4th November 2005, 22:53
Nice one Tanker, that fixed him.

Where's me pension cheque?

herr flick
4th November 2005, 23:04
Consider me Fixed!