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« on: 21 December 2018, 09:12:10 PM »

Our final release of 2018 adds a French five to the Modern Vehicles range with the addition of the AMX-VCI APC and the Panhard EBR armoured car.

The AMX-VCI was an APC variant of the AMX-13 chassis, with around 3000 produced in a number of variants.  We've got the three most useful types:
- the VTT with a standard turret mounted machine gun.
- the 12.7, fitted with a 50 calibre HMG.
- the M-56, fitted with a 20mm cannon.

As well as France, these were extensively used by both Belgium and the Netherlands and are still in active service in various other countries.  

The Panhard EBR was an 8-wheeled armoured car which was originally designed before WWII but didn't start production until the early 1950's.  Both the FL-10 and FL-11 variants had 75mm turrets, with the latter being sourced from the AMX-13 tank.  Over 1000 of these were produced in total, with one of them carrying the coffin of Charles de Gaulle at his state funeral.

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Vehicles - https://pendraken.co.uk/modern/vehicles/
MDV66    AMX-VTT    3.30
MDV67    AMX-VCI 12.7    3.30
MDV68    AMX-VCI M-56    3.30
MDV69    Panhard EBR-75, FL-10    2.95
MDV70    Panhard EBR-75, FL-11 (AMX turret)    2.95


And the pics:

MDV66 - AMX-VCI



MDV69 - Panhard EBR-75



And that's us all done for 2018!  We'll see you in the New Year with some more new goodies!
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« Reply #1 on: 21 December 2018, 09:35:45 PM »

Dammit Janet, them's good.  The Panhard looks good for sc-fi as well.
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« Reply #2 on: 21 December 2018, 09:54:44 PM »

I have the Dinky Panhard.

Dammit. I don't need another project!
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« Reply #3 on: 21 December 2018, 10:37:00 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: 21 December 2018, 11:24:02 PM »

Those Panhards are great.
Stood next to one, those middle wheels are just pure metal, and raised up. How does that work?
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« Reply #5 on: 22 December 2018, 07:10:42 AM »

My understanding is that they could be lowered to cope with difficult terrain. Turns the vehicle from a 4x4 to and 8x8.

 
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« Reply #6 on: 22 December 2018, 11:20:15 AM »

Very nice indeed

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« Reply #7 on: 23 December 2018, 11:09:49 AM »

My understanding is that they could be lowered to cope with difficult terrain. Turns the vehicle from a 4x4 to and 8x8.

You're right.
from wikipedia : "The armoured hull is mounted on an 8-wheel drive, with 4 inner metal wheels, which can be raised for driving on the road. The four central wheels have aluminum rims with steel grousers, separated by rubber blocks; with all eight wheels deployed, ground pressure is only 0.7 kg (1.5 lb) per 1 cm2 (0.16 in2)."
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« Reply #8 on: 23 December 2018, 11:57:49 AM »

Give Dave's penchant for odd vehicles any chance of the EBR APC, it would seem to fulfil all his criteria - only 10 built, and only used by the Portuguese, Think I have converted more in 6mm than really existed.

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« Reply #9 on: 23 December 2018, 03:11:27 PM »

Great models I have to say - even though I was hoping for Saladin and Saracen  Smiley

I never experienced the EBR, but with the Cloggies (Dutch) had a few rides in the VCI.   It was way ahead of its time.  An MICV as opposed to an APC battle taxi.

I believe the Lebanese had a this vehicle,(possible play in Middle East wargames)  but by and large these French models stand alone. Unlike the little Panhard 90 which was sold all over Africa.

If someone wants an early Cold War  style French Force, then the modest Indo China range is available, add KUS 27 (Korea range - French style beret) .  At this scale the US helmet might pass for the M51   
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« Reply #10 on: 23 December 2018, 06:16:32 PM »

Think I have converted more in 6mm than really existed.

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« Reply #11 on: 24 December 2018, 08:35:28 AM »

Well I do have a couple of armies for Warband. As to the EBR APC - I have a 1-1 Portuguese and a CWC one as well. Both have recce companies.
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« Reply #12 on: 24 December 2018, 10:37:04 PM »

Quite a few operators for the VCI but all a bit geographically separated...

Im really tempted to add some for errr something or errr other.
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« Reply #13 on: 25 December 2018, 08:53:45 AM »

Quite a few operators for the VCI but all a bit geographically separated...

Im really tempted to add some for errr something or errr other.

Those were my thoughts.   We have errr to add them to.  The VCI with the Centurions, M113s, LandRovers, etc  matched to Korean Brit Commando/Argentine  range infantry you could probably knock together a Dutch battle group (early Cold War).

My concern is that these French models  will sit on the shelf until we get a small modest range of WP/Soviet infantry to play with Falklands Brits. But its Leon's call.   

Merry Christmas everyone -  Sunray out Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: 25 December 2018, 06:06:40 PM »

If I wasnt heavily invested in 15mm theyd all make great AK-47 forces!
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