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M3 Armored Personnel Carrier



Country of Origin/Used by: France and Ireland (Including many other smaller nations)
First Produced/Service Dates: 1971
Manufactured by: Panhard
Crew: 2+10
Armament: (4) Many different turrets and weapons packages are available including ones that mount machine guns, MILAN ATGW and Anti-Aircraft Guns.
Engine: 4 Cylinder Gasoline
Miscellaneous Info: The M3 Véhicule de Transport de Troupes (VTT) (Armored Personnel Carrier) shares many of the same parts as the AML 20, AML 60 and AML 90 Armored Cars.
Data Sheet Available:   Not Available


Reference Source/Provider
  M3 APC Photos Neil Baumgardner - Arlington, Virginia USA
    M3 VAT Repair/Maintenance Vehicle Photos Jacques Dujardin - France

References Available


Reference Source/Provider
M3 APC Information & Photos Army Guide Website
M3 APC Photos Toadman's Tank Pictures Website


Reference Author
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert J. Icks
Irish Army Vehicles: Transport and Armour Since 1922 Karl Martin
Jane's Tank Recognition Guide (4th Edition) Christopher F. Foss
Panhard Armoured Cars - AFV Weapons Profile #39 R.M. Ogorkiewicz
Wheeled Armoured Fighting Vehicles In Service B.T. White
UNITAF In Somalia: Vehicles of Restore Hope Forces - Concord Publications Barry Beldam

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Irish Panhard M3 APC (72414) Ace Models 1/72 Injection Molded Plastic

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Irish Panhard M3 APC Model Photos (1/72 Ace) Roy Kinsella - Dublin, Ireland