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FUG/OT-65 Scout Car


Specifications

Country of Origin/Used by: FUG - Hungary
OT-65 - Czech Republic and Slovakia
First Produced/Service Dates: 1964
Manufactured by: Hungarian State Arsenals
Crew: 2+4
Armament: (1) pintle mounted 7.62mm Machine Gun
Engine: (4) Cylinder Diesel
Miscellaneous Info: This vehicle is named the Felderito Uszo Gepkosci (abbreviated as FUG) and was developed as an alternative to the Soviet built BRDM-1 Scout Car.  It was originally designated FUG-66 or FUG-70 to add to the confusion and is very similar to the PSZH-IV/OT-66 APC.

Another variant is the Czech built OT-65A Vydra (Otter) which is fitted with a turret from the OT-62B Tracked APC which carries a 7.62mm machine gun and a T-21 82mm recoilless rifle externally mounted on the side of the turret.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Czech OT-65 Scout Car (Photo Above) Rob van Kan - Italy

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
FUG/OT-65 Scout Car Information & Photos Army Guide.Com
FUG/OT-65 Scout Car Information & Photos Global Security.Com
FUG/OT-65 Scout Car Information & Photos Russian Military Vehicle Sales Website
FUG/OT-65 Scout Car Photos (by Robert De Craecker) Prime Portal

Printed

Reference Author
Jane's Tank Recognition Guide (4th Edition) Christopher F. Foss
Wheeled Armoured Fighting Vehicles In Service BT White

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
D-422 FUG Scout Car Model Kit (72103) Armada 1/72 Resin.
FUG VS Chemical Detection Scout Car Model Kit (72104) Armada 1/72 Resin.
OT-65A Vydra Scout Car Model Kit (72105) Armada 1/72 Resin.
OT-65A Vydra Scout Car Model Kit PanzerShop 1/35 Multi-Media

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider