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Boxer ("Astroboy")

Armored Personnel Carrier


Specifications

Country of Origin/Used by: El Salvador
First Produced/Service Dates: 1985
Manufactured by: Chassis: Ford Motor Company; Armor: Salvadoran Military
Crew:  
Armament: ?
Engine: (6) Cylinder
Miscellaneous Info: Twenty (20) Ford F-250 pick ups were converted into these APC's for convoy escort, liason and patrol duties.  Instead of calling them by their given name "Boxer", the troops named them "Astroboy" after a Japanese cartoon character.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

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Astroboy APC Photo (and above) Julio Montes - California, USA

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Printed

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Armored Fighting Vehicles of El Salvador: Museum Ordnance Special Number 7  (Darlington Publications) David Spencer
Mexican and Central American Armor (Darlington Publications) Julio Montes

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