France will give Ukraine VAB armored vehicles: we tell you why this French armored personnel carrier is interesting

Yesterday we wrote that France plans to transfer a large number of VAB armored vehicles to Ukraine. We

studied the armored personnel carrier and now we will tell you why it is interesting.

What is known

VAB (Vehicule de l'Avant Blinde) isFrench armored vehicle of the front line. It was developed by Renault and Saviem. Serial production of the car began in 1976. In total, more than 5,000 VABs were manufactured in various versions and modifications. The machine has versions with two and three axles.


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The armored personnel carrier can accelerate up to 110 km/h.It has steel armor and is most often equipped with a single machine gun. Such an armored personnel carrier can accommodate up to 11 people (crew + troops). The car is also interesting in that it is not afraid of mines. During the explosion, the armored personnel carrier rises a little into the air and spreads the shock wave away from the car.


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France has about 4,000 quiet vehicles in service.By the way, they were used in the Gulf War, as well as in various peacekeeping missions. In addition, this armored personnel carrier was actively exported. Now it can be found in 15 countries around the world.

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