|Role||Armoured personnel carrier|
The Panhard M3 VTT (French: Véhicule de Transport de Troupes) is an amphibious armoured personnel carrier. Developed as a private venture for the export market, the M3 was built with the same mechanical and chassis components as the Panhard AML range of light armoured cars. The two vehicle types share a 95% interchangeability of automotive parts. The M3 is an extremely versatile design which can be configured for a wide variety of auxiliary battlefield roles. The most popular variants of the base personnel carrier included an armoured ambulance, a mobile command post, and an internal security vehicle. It could also be fitted with a wide variety of turrets and armament, ranging from a single general-purpose machine gun to medium calibre autocannon
Source: Panhard M3 on Wikipedia
|Panhard M3 VTT with TL-2i turret|
|Localisation||Military Vehicle Technology Foundation|
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The Panhard M3 is a French amphibious armoured personnel carrier that was developed in 1969 as a variant of the Panhard AML light armoured car. It uses the same mechanical and chassis components as the AML, which gives it a high degree of interchangeability and mobility. The M3 can carry up to 10 infantrymen in addition to the driver and commander, and can be armed with various weapons, such as machine guns or autocannon. The M3 can also traverse water at a speed of 4 km/h, thanks to its air-cooled petrol engine and its air and exhaust outlets on the hull roof. The M3 was never adopted by the French Army, but it was exported to many countries in Africa and the Middle East, where it saw service in several conflicts. The M3 was produced until 1986, with a total of 1,200 units built.
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