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Fennek Light Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle


Specifications

Country of Origin/Used by: Germany and the Netherlands
First Produced/Service Dates: 2003
Manufactured by: Krauss-Maffei Wegmann & Dutch Defense Vehicle Systems
Crew: 3
Armament:

German: HK GMG 40mm Grenade Launcher, 12.7mm Heavy Machine Gun or MG3 7.62mm Machine Gun

Dutch: M2HB 12.7mm Heavy Machine Gun or 40mm Grenade Launcher
Engine: (6) Cylinder Diesel
Miscellaneous Info:

The Fennek was developed to replace the Spahpanzer 2 Luchs armored recon vehicle and is named after the Fennek, a small desert fox.

Vehicle Variants include:

Germany

  • Artillery Observer Vehicle

  • Engineer (Pionier) Command & Reconnaissance Vehicle

  • Joint Fire Support Team Vehicle

  • Fennek 1A2 - Reconnaissance Vehicle fitted with FLW200 Remote Weapon Station

Dutch

  • Command and Control Vehicle (Allgemeine Dienste)

  • Forward Observer Vehicle (VWWRN)

  • Medium Range-Anti-Tank (MRAT) Vehicle Equipped with Rafael SPIKE ATGM

  • Mortar Carrier Equipped with L16A2 81mm Mortar

  • Stinger Weapon Platform (SWP) Equipped with 2 Stinger Anti-Aircraft Missile Launchers (with 2 spares)

  • Tactical Air-Control Party (TACP) Vehicle

Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Fennek Prototype Vehicle Photos Erik Hendriks - Sittard, Holland
Fennek Recon Vehicle Photos Massimo Foti
  Fennek Recon Vehicle Photo German Ministry of Defense
Fennek Recon Vehicle Photos Krauss-Maffei Wegmann
Fennek Recon Vehicle Photos (German) Royal Netherlands Army Ministry of Defence
Fennek Command & Control (Allgemeine Dienste) Vehicle Photos (Dutch) Krauss-Maffei Wegmann
Fennek Engineer (Pioner) Vehicle Photos Krauss-Maffei Wegmann
Fennek Forward Observer Vehicle Photos (German) Krauss-Maffei Wegmann
Fennek Forward Observer Vehicle Photo (Dutch) Royal Netherlands Army Ministry of Defence
      Fennek Joint Fire Support Team Vehicle Photos (German) Krauss-Maffei Wegmann
Fennek Medium Range Anti-Tank Vehicle Photos (Netherlands) Krauss-Maffei Wegmann
Fennek Stinger Weapons Platform Vehicle Photos Krauss-Maffei Wegmann
Fennek Stinger Weapons Platform Vehicle Photos (Netherlands) Neil Baumgardner - Arlington, Virginia USA
Fennek Stinger Weapons Platform Vehicle Photo Royal Netherlands Army Ministry of Defence
Fennek Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Vehicle Photos Krauss-Maffei Wegmann

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider

Fennek Recon Vehicle Information & Photos

Army-Technology.Com
Fennek Recon Vehicle Photos  Prime Portal
Fennek Recon Vehicle Photos TankMasters.DE Website

Printed

Reference Author
"Desert Fox" (October 2012 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) Eric Cunat
Fennek - Light Reconnaissance Vehicle and Its Family (Trackpad Publishing) Sebastian Kreutzkamp
Fennek Reconnaissance Vehicle in Modern German Army Service (Tankograd No. 5043) Ralph Zwilling
German Wheeled Fighting Vehicles (Concord Mini Colour Series #7504) Michael Jerchel
Jane's Tank Recognition Guide (4th Edition) Christopher Foss
Koninklijke Landmacht: Vehicles of the Modern Royal Netherlands Army RNLA  (Tankograd Missions and Maneuvers No. 7013) Clemens Niesner
Modelling the Fennek: Abrams Squad Special 01 (Abrams Squad) Pere Pla Maestro

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Spahwagen Fennek Reconnaissance Vehicle Model Kit (3136)  Revell of Germany 1/72 Injection Molded Plastic
Fennek LGS - Dutch Version Model Kit (05533) Trumpeter 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic
Fennek LGS - German Version Model Kit (05534) Trumpeter 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic
       
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Dutch Fennek Accessory Set (T35186) Black Dog 1/35 Resin. For Trumpeter Kit 05533.
German Fennek 1A2 Accessory Set (T35187) Black Dog 1/35 Resin. For Trumpeter Kit 05534.
Fennek Wheel Set (T35195) Black Dog 1/35 Resin. For Trumpeter Kit ?
Fennek Model Kit Detail Set (22081) Eduard 1/72 Photo-Etched Set
Fennek LGS Weighted Wheel Set (ER35 059) ET Model 1/35 Resin.
Fennek Armored Wheel Cover Set (72092) ExtraTech 1/72 Brass Photo-Etched Set
Fennek Dutch Model Kit Detail Set ExtraTech 1/72 Brass Photo-Etched Set
Fennek German Model Kit Detail Set ExtraTech 1/72 Brass Photo-Etched Set
Fennek Recon Vehicle Detail Set (HLH72086) Hauler 1/72 Brass Photo-Etched Set; For Revell of Germany Kit
Fennek Detail Set (35182) Perfect Scale Modellbau 1/35 Resin; For Trumpeter German Fennek kit.
Fennek Pionierfahrzeug Conversion (35183) Perfect Scale Modellbau 1/35 Resin; For Trumpeter German Fennek kit.
Fennek LGS Wheel Set (RMA35271) Real Model 1/35 Resin.
Fennek in German & Dutch ISAF Markings (TT050) Tracks & Troops 1/72 Decals
Fennek Wheel Set (TT030) Tracks & Troops 1/72 Resin
Fennek Window Armour For Dutch ISAF Vehicle (TTPE001) Tracks & Troops 1/72 Brass Photo-Etched Set
Fennek LGS (Dutch Version) Detail Set (PE35674) Voyager Models 1/35 Brass Photo-Etched Set; From Trumpeter Model Kit

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
German Fennek LGS Recon Vehicle Model Kit (1/35 Trumpeter) Ryan Spindell - Springfield, Illinois USA