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VM90P/MAV 5 Scarrafone

4x4 Armored Personnel Carrier



Country of Origin/Used by: Italy
First Produced/Service Dates: ?
Manufactured by: Chassis: IVECO SpA; Armor: Carrozzeria Boneschi Srl
Crew: 1+5/6
Armament: (1) 7.62mm Machine Gun
Engine: (4) Cylinder Turbo-Diesel
Miscellaneous Info:

Originally named the MAV 5, the VM90P APC (P = Protetto which is translated as “protected” in Italian), is based on the IVECO “Daily” 40.10 MW truck chassis.  The VM90P is very imilar to the VM90T “Torpedo” (unarmored) Multi-Role Tactical Vehicle (see below)and is sometimes referred to as “Scarrafone”, which means “Cockroach” in Italian.

A further development of vehicle is the Terrier Light Armoured Unit (LAU) which is a joint venture between IVECO and Krauss-Maffei-Wegmann of Germany.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available


Reference Source/Provider
VM90P APC Photo (Above) Luis Pitarch - Spain
VM90T "Torpedo" Multi-Role Tactical Vehicle Photos Luis Pitarch - Spain

References Available


Reference Source/Provider
MAV 5 APC Information and Photos Tank Nut Dave: The Armoured Essentials Website
MAV 5 APC Information and Photos Army Guide.org Website
Terrier APC Information and Photos Army Guide.org Website
VM90P/MAV 5 APC Photos World Wide Defence Blogspot


Reference Author
Escercito Italiano: Vehicles of the Modern Italian Army In Action (Tankograd Publications) Soren Sunkler
ISAF Vehicles in Afghanistan: 2007 (Kabul and Kandahar Areas) - Mushroom Model Publications

Book Review by Patrick Keenan

Dick Taylor
Jane's Tank Recognition Guide (4th Edition) Christopher Foss

Hobby Modeling

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