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Armored Modular Vehicle (AMV)


Finnish XA-360 APC


Country of Origin/Used by: Finland (Also, Croatia, Sweden & The United Arab Emirates)
First Produced/Service Dates: 2004
Manufactured by: Patria, PLC.
Crew: Base Vehicle: 3+8 (Up to 12 depending on the variant)
Armament: Various Weapons Packages can be fitted depending on the vehicle variant and role.  These consist of light/heavy machine guns (5.56 to 12.7mm), light cannon (25-50mm), 90-120mm main guns, AMOS or NEMO 120mm Mortars, Anti-Aircraft and Anti-Tank Weapon Systems.
Engine: 6-Cylinder Turbo-Diesel
Miscellaneous Info: The Armored Modular Vehicle (AMV) was developed to be extraoridinarily flexible by being able to perform a multitude of roles and to fit many different weapons systems.  To fulfill that purpose, three (3) hull types were designed: Standard, Heightened Roof and Heavy Weapons capable; all of which can be lengthened.  As a result, the possible AMV variants include Anti-Aircraft, Anti-Tank Guided Missile Carrier, Armored Personnel Carrier, Ambulance, Command/Control, Infantry Fighting Vehicle, Mortar Carrier, Reconnaissance, Recovery/Repair and Tank Destroyer.

Due to it's flexible nature, the AMV has been adopted by a number of countries (listed above) and has been utilized as the base vehicle for the Slovak Vydra IFV, Slovenian SKOV Svarun IFV, Polish KTO Rosomak and South African Badger IFV.  In addition, the AMV35 variant was one of two finalists in competition to become Australia's new Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle under Phase Two (2) of Project Land 400. However, it was not selected. Finally, another vehicle based upon the AMV (the Lockheed-Martin Havoc Multi-Mission Combat Vehicle) was entered as a candidate in the USMC's Marine Personnel Carrier Program competition.  However, that program was cancelled in 2013, but later resurrected as the Amphibious Combat Vehicle Program.  However, the Havoc was not selected as a finalist vehicle.
Data Sheet Available:   AMV Sales Brochure (Patria, PLC.)


Reference Source/Provider
  Armored Modular Vehicle Photo Patria, PLC.
      Armored Modular Vehicle Photos Rosomak S.A
     Croatian Armored Modular Vehicle Photos "EX13" via Wikipedia
  Finnish XA-360 APC (AMV) Photo Finnish Maavoimat (Army)
Slovak Vydra (Otter) Infantry Fighting Vehicle Photos Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic
      Slovenian SKOV Svarun Infantry Fighting Vehicle Photos U.S. Army
Swedish Armored Modular Vehicle Photos Erik Ahlstrom - Sweden
  Swedish Armored Modular Vehicle Photo "JORCHR" via Wikipedia
     Finnish XA-361 AMOS (Advanced Mortar System) Photos Finnish Maavoimat (Army)
  Finnish XA-361 AMOS (Advanced Mortar System) Photos "MKFI" via Wikipedia
   AMV with 30mm Cockerill 3030 Turret Photo Jan-Willem de Boer - Netherlands
     AMV with 40mm LM40 Turret Photos Patria, PLC.
   AMV Nemo 120mm Mortar Photos Neil Baumgardner - Arlington, Virginia USA
       AMV Nemo 120mm Mortar Photos Patria, PLC.
  AMV Nemo 120mm Mortar Specifications Sheet Patria, PLC.

References Available


Reference Source/Provider
Armored Modular Vehicle (AMV) Information & Photos Army Recognition.com
Armored Modular Vehicle (AMV) Information & Photos Army Technology.com
Armored Modular Vehicle (AMV) Information & Photos Global Security.org
Armored Modular Vehicle (AMV) Information & Photos Military-Factory.com
Armored Modular Vehicle (AMV) Information & Photos Military-Today.com
Armored Modular Vehicle (AMV) Information & Photos Patria, PLC.
Armored Modular Vehicle (AMV) Information & Photos Tank Nut Dave.com


Reference Author
Finland's Maavoimat: Vehicles of the Modern Finnish Army (Tankograd Publishing) Clemens Niesner
Jane's Tank Recognition Guide (4th Edition) Christopher F. Foss
Ve'hicules Blinde's de Combat a Roues 8x8  (Histoire & Collections) Youri Obraztsov

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