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ERC-90 F4 Sagaie

Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle


Specifications

Country of Origin/Used by: France (and others including Gabon, Ivory Coast and Nigeria)
First Produced/Service Dates: 1984
Manufactured by: Panhard
Crew: 3
Armament: Main: 90mm Cannon; Coaxial: 7.62mm Machine Gun; Anti-Aircraft: (1) 7.62mm MG (optional)
Engine: 6 Cylinder Petrol (some upgraded to a 4 Cylinder Diesel)
Miscellaneous Info: After the success of the export ERC-90 F1 Lynx, the French Army decided to also purchase the ERC-90, although with a different turret and gun.  The new vehicle was christened the F4 Sagaie.  The F4 is fully amphibious and propelled by its wheels.  It also shares many components with the Panhard VCR Armored Personnel Carrier. The vehicle's name of "Sagaie" means "Assegai", which is a type of spear used by South African tribes such as the Zulu, Xhosa and Nguni.
Data Sheet Available: None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
ERC-90 F4 Sagaie Armored Recon Vehicle Photos 1st Foreign Cavalry Regiment-French Foreign Legion
    ERC-90 F4 Sagaie Armored Recon Vehicle Photos Australian War Memorial
ERC-90 F4 Sagaie Armored Recon Vehicle with Pre-production/Prototype Turret Photos (taken at Musee' des Blindes - Saumur, France) Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, UK
  ERC-90 F4 Sagaie Armored Recon Vehicle Photo U.S. National Archives
  Ivory Coast ERC-90 F4 Sagaie Armored Recon Vehicle Photo Dave Haugh - Content Editor

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
ERC-90 Armored Recon Vehicle Information & Photos Army Technology
ERC-90 Armored Recon Vehicle Information & Photos Federation of American Scientists
ERC-90 Armored Recon Vehicle Information & Photos Tank Encyclopedia
ERC-90 Armored Recon Vehicle Information & Photos Tank Nut Dave.com
ERC-90 F4 Sagaie Armored Recon Vehicle Information & Photos Army Guide.com
ERC-90 F4 Sagaie Armored Recon Vehicle Information & Photos Army Recognition.Com
ERC-90 F4 Sagaie Armored Recon Vehicle Information & Photos Global Security.Org
ERC-90 F4 Sagaie Armored Recon Vehicle Information & Photos Military-Today.com
"Panhard ERC-90 S, The"  By David Haugh Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #4)

Printed

Reference Author
The Blue Helmets Under Fire: Fifty Years of UN Peacekeeping Missions (Concord Publications) Samuel M. Katz & Yves Debay
Jane's AFV Recognition Handbook (4th Edition) Christopher F. Foss
Wheeled Armoured Fighting Vehicles In Service B.T. White

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
ERC-90 F4 Sagaie Armored Recon Vehicle Model Kit (72415) Ace Model 1/72 Injection Molded Plastic.
ERC-90 F4 Sagaie Armored Recon Vehicle Model Kit (AZ35081) ADV-Azimut 1/35 Resin.
ERC-90 F4 Sagaie Armored Recon Vehicle Model Kit (ADV72008) ADV-Azimut 1/72 Resin.
ERC-90 F4 Sagaie Armored Recon Vehicle Model Kit (GAS50057) Gaso.Line 1/48 Resin.
ERC-90 Sagaie "French Classic Version" Armored Recon Vehicle Model Kit (MM-R212) Model Miniature 1/72 Resin; Includes Vehicle Crew.
ERC-90 Sagaie 2 "Late  Version" Armored Recon Vehicle Model Kit (MM-R214) Model Miniature 1/72 Resin; Includes Vehicle Crew.
       
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
       

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider