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AMX-10-IMG 1469.jpg
Type Infantry fighting vehicle
Place of origin  France
Weight 14.2 tonnes
Length 5.85 m
Width 2.78 m
Height 2.57 m
Crew 3 + 8 passengers

Armour Frontal armour resistant against 23 mm API from 300 m
20mm automatic cannon M693 F1 (800 rounds)
7.62mm co-axial machine gun (2000 rounds)
Engine Hispano-Suiza HS 115
280 hp (210 kW)
Power/weight 17.9 hp/tonne
Suspension torsion bar
600 km
Speed 65 km/h

The AMX 10 P is a French infantry fighting vehicle. It was developed after 1965 to replace the AMX-VCI in French service, and the first prototypes were completed in 1968. It has NBC protection and amphibious capabilities, with hydro jets to swim in water. The AMX-10P has been operated in the past by France, the United Arab Emirates, Greece, Indonesia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Mexico.

The first production vehicles were delivered in 1973 to the 7th Mechanised Brigade stationed at Reims.[1]

The AMX-10P mounts a GIAT M693 20 mm automatic cannon with a day sight magnification of x6. The cannon's rate of fire is 700 rounds per minute and has an effective range of 1500 metres. The frontal armour protects against 23 mm API and 14.5 mm API rounds while all-round protection is against small arms bullets and artillery shell splinters only.[2] In the French Army, 108 are being upgraded between 2006 and 2008, improving the armour and mobility.[3]. The modifications will significantly increase the vehicles protection with the installation of add-on armour, while improving mobility by fitting new suspension systems and a strengthened gearbox. The AMX 10P tracked IFV will be upgraded by Giat Industries.

An active armour kit is currently available. The French Army is currently replacing its AMX-10P vehicles with the new Véhicule Blindé de Combat d'Infanterie. The first regiment to retire all its AMX-10P was the 35th Infantry Regiment in Belfort in December 2008.[4]



A Singapore Army AMX-10PAC with 90mm gun.
  • AMX-10P/Milan: ATGM launcher vehicle, with two launchers
  • AMX/HOT: ATGM launcher vehicle (Toucan II turret, 4 launchers)
  • AMX-10 TM: Mortar carrier towing 120-mm RT-61 mortar
  • AMX-10 PAC 90: Fire support/AT variant with Giat 90mm gun
  • AMX-10P Marine: Improved swim variant w/ 12.7/25/90mm gun
  • AMX-10 PC: Command variant with varied command stations
  • AMX-10 RC: Wheeled (6 x 6) fire support vehicle with 105mm gun


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