Berliet VXB-170

The Berliet VXB-170 is a four-wheel armoured vehicle produced by Berliet until Berliet was merged with Saviem to form Renault Trucks (now Renault Trucks Défense).

Berliet VXB-170
Class Vehicle
Type Armoured Fighting Vehicle
Manufacturer Berliet
Origin France
Country Name Origin Year
France 1973
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
France 1973 View
Gabon View
Senegal View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Berliet View

There were originally three versions, internal security, reconnaissance and patrol, and light combat. The VXB was produced by both Berliet and Saviem, the Berliet version is equipped with hydrojets.

Type Armoured personnel carrier
Place of origin France
Service history
In service 1973 – present
Used by France, Gabon, Senegal
Production history
Manufacturer Berliet
Specifications
Weight 12.7 tonnes (12.5 long tons)
Length 5.99 m (19 ft 8 in)
Width 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in)
Height 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in)
Crew 1 or 2
Passengers 11 troops
Armor 7 mm
Main
armament
1 × 7.62 mm machine gun
Secondary
armament
37 mm or 40 mm grenade launcher
Engine Berliet V800M 8-cylinder diesel engine
170 hp (130 kW)
Power/weight 23 hp/t
Suspension wheeled
Operational
range
750 km (470 mi)
Speed 85 km/h (53 mph)

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