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P4P Protégé (Protected Vehicle)

 


Specifications

Country of Origin/Used by: France
First Produced/Service Dates: 1995-2007
Manufactured by: Base Vehicle: Groupe PSA (Peugeot Societe Anonyme*); Armor Package: Constructions Blindees D'hardricourt (Initial) and Panhard* (Second)
* Both companies now part of Arquus.
Crew: 1+3
Armament: Turret: (1) 7.62mm Machine Gun (CBH armored vehicles); Pintle: (1) 7.62mm MG (Can be mounted on back of roof for use by crew member in back of external stowage area - Panhard armored vehicles)
Engine: 4 Cylinder Turbo-Diesel
Miscellaneous Info: The P4P Protégé (Protected Vehicle) is basically an up-armored Peugeot P4 Light All-Terrain Vehicle.  The armor comes in kit form and can be easily fitted and removed at unit level using basic tools. Supposedly, five (5) different versions, built on all three (3) length Peugeot P4 Chassis (2400mm, 2850mm & 3120mm) were built.  However, based on photographs, we have only identified two (2) different versions based on two (2) different chassis.  The two (2) variants identified have very different armor packages, and each was built by one of the armor manufacturers.  The Panhard armored vehicles were much more numerous and are represented by the photos available here.  In approximately 2007, the P4P was replaced by the Panhard PVP.  
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Panhard P4P Protected Vehicle Photos Christophe Jacquemont - France

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
P4P Protected Vehicle Information & Photos Army-Guide.com

Printed

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Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
       
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Peugeot P4P Protected Vehicle Conversion (35108) ADV/Azimut 1/35 Multi-Media Set; For Revell of Germany "G-Wagen Wolf" Model Kit (03069).
French Army P4P Protected Vehicle Conversion (BL35147K) Blast Models 1/35 Resin. For Revell of Germany Model Kit.
French Army P4P Protected Vehicle (Afghanistan) Conversion (BL35148K) Blast Models 1/35 Resin. For Revell of Germany Model Kit.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider