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AMX-10RC Reconnaissance Vehicle


Country of Origin/Used by: France (Also in Service with Morocco & Qatar)
First Produced/Service Dates: 1978
Manufactured by: Nexter (previously GIAT Industries)
Crew: 4
Armament: Main: 105mm Cannon; Coaxial: 7.62mm Machine Gun
Engine: 8 Cylinder Multi-Fuel (Later Upgraded to 6 Cylinder Diesel)
Miscellaneous Info: The AMX-10RC was built as a new reconnaissance vehicle to replace the old EBR Vehicles in use from the 1950's.  It is fully amphibious.  In 2005 completely upgraded vehicles were fielded which include improved armor, mechanical systems and communications; among other things.  There are referred to as the AMX-10RC "Renove" (AKA: AMX-10RCR).
Data Sheet Available:   None Available


Reference Source/Provider
AMX-10RC Reconnaissance Vehicle Photos 1st Foreign Cavalry Regiment-French Foreign Legion
  AMX-10RC Reconnaissance Vehicle Photo French Ministère des Armées
  AMX-10RC Reconnaissance Vehicle Photo The Massimo Foti Collection
AMX-10RC Reconnaissance Vehicle Photos (From Saumur, France) Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, UK

References Available


Reference Source/Provider
1/35 AMX-10RC Armored Car Scale Plans  By Herbert Cance Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #15)
AMX-10RC Information & Photos Army Guide.com
AMX-10RC Information & Photos Army Recognition
AMX-10RC Information & Photos ArmyTechnology.Com Website
AMX-10RC Information & Photos Federation of American Scientists Website
AMX-10RC Information & Photos Global Security.org
AMX-10RC Information & Photos Military Factory
AMX-10RC Information & Photos Military Today
AMX-10RC Information & Photos Tank Encyclopedia


Reference Author
"AMX-10 RC In Details" Reference DVD (MM-DVD002)

Review by Patrick Keenan (Editor)
Model Miniature
Blue Helmets Under Fire: Fifty Years of UN Peacekeeping Missions, The (Concord Publications) Samuel M. Katz & Yves Debay
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert J. Icks
"Exercise Bold Alligator" (July 2012 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) Henri-Pierre Grolleau
Franco-German Brigade Edition (Concord Publications) Walter Bohm & Peter Siebert
"French Firepower" (April 2013 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) Eric Cunat
  "French Wheeled Firepower" (June 2022 Issue of Classic Military Vehicle Magazine) David Garden
IFOR: Allied Forces in Bosnia (Europa Militaria No. 22) Carl Schulze
Jane's AFV Recognition Handbook (4th Edition) Christopher F. Foss
Wheeled Armoured Fighting Vehicles In Service B.T. White

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
AMX-10RC Recon Vehicle Model Kit (35032) ADV-Azimut 1/35 Resin.
AMX-10RC 'Desert Storm' Recon Vehicle Model Kit (35046) ADV-Azimut 1/35 Resin.
AMX-10RC Recon Vehicle Model Kit (72005) ADV-Azimut 1/72 Resin.
AMX-10RC 'Surblindage IFOR' Recon Vehicle Model Kit (72010) ADV-Azimut 1/72 Resin.
AMX-10RC (3rd Hussars) Recon Vehicle Model Kit (MM-R123) Model Miniature 1/72 Resin. Includes figure and engine.
AMX-10RC Tank Destroyer - (First Version/Export MAROC-Qatar) Model Kit (MM-195) Model Miniature 1/72 Resin
AMX-10RC Wheeled Reconnaissance Vehicle -Gulf War 1991 Model Kit (4609) Tiger-Model 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
AMX-10RC Wheel Set (BL35237K) Blast Models 1/35 Resin; For the Tiger-Model Kit
AMX-30/AMX-10RC DX175 Fire Simulator Set (5057) Djiti's Production 1/35 Resin.
AMX-10RC Daguet Paquetages (Stowage) (KMT 35050K) Kits Maquettes Tank's (KMT) 1/35 Resin. For the Tiger-Model Kit 

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider