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AMPV- Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle


Country of Origin/Used by: Germany
First Produced/Service Dates: 2009 (First Prototype)
Manufactured by: Krauss-Maffei-Wegmann & Rheinmetall Defense
Crew: 4-5 (Depending on variant)
Armament: 7.62mm Machine Gun, 12.7mm Heavy MG, and 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher.  They can eiither fitted on a traditional pintle or ring mount or as part of the FLW100 or FLW200 Remote Controlled Weapons System.
Engine: 6-Cylinder Turbo-Diesel
Miscellaneous Info: The Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) was developed in the late 2000's by Krauss-Maffei-Wegmann and Rheinmetall Defense as an entry in the Class 1 (light-up to ton payload) & 2 (medium) categories of the German Geschützte Führungs und Funktionsfahrzeuge Program (GFF).  GFF is translated into English as "Protected Command & Role-Specific Vehicle". The GFF program was initiated to select a capable and flexible vehicle able to carry out a multitude of missions and tasks. These missions include, but are not limited to, command, communications, internal security/law enforcement, patrol, reconnaissance, and surveillance.  Initially two versions of the AMPV were developed to fulfill both the Class 1 and 2 requirements, however the smaller Class 1 vehicle was cancelled by the manufacturers. Although the AMPV performed well in the competition, the German military selected the Eagle 4 Protected Command and Utility Vehicle as the new GFF vehicle.  Despite that setback, the AMPV still lives on and was recently (2015) trialed by the Polish military as a possible selection for a new Special Forces vehicle.
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AMPV Photos Anonymous WarWheels Supporter
AMPV Photos Krauss-Maffei-Wegmann
   AMPV Photo Rheinmetall Defense
   AMPV Photo Ian Young - UK
AMPV Police/Law Enforcement Variant Photos KMW

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AMPV Information & Photos Army-Guide.com
AMPV Information & Photos Army-Technology.com
AMPV Information & Photos Defense Blog.com
AMPV Information & Photos Krauss-Maffei-Wegmann
AMPV Information & Photos Military-Today.com


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