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BMR-625/VEC Cavalry Scout Vehicle




Country of Origin/Used by: Spain
First Produced/Service Dates: 1979
Manufactured by: General Dynamics European Land Systems (Originally ENASA)
Crew: 5
Armament: Main: 25mm Cannon (M242 Bushmaster); Co-Axial: 7.62mm Machine Gun
Engine: (6) Cylinder Turbo-Diesel
Miscellaneous Info: The vehicle's official name is the Cavalry Exploration Vehicle (VEC: Vehiculo de Exploracion de Caballeria), but was previously known as the BMR-625 and also the Pegaso 3562.  This vehicle also shares many of the same parts and components as the BMR-600 Infantry Fighting Vehicle.  In 1999 upgraded versions of this vehicle went into service and are referred to as VEC-M1.  The M1 vehicles were equipped with better armor and an upgraded Scania DS9 Turbo-Diesel engine (versus the Pegaso 9157/8 Turbo-Diesel). In approximately 2023, the VEC-M1 will start to be replaced by a Cavalry Exploration Vehicle Variant in the Dragon VCR Wheeled Combat Vehicle Series.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available


Reference Source/Provider
VEC-M1 Cavalry Scout Vehicle Photos (Kosovo 2002 & Iraq 2004) Luis Pitarch - Spain

References Available


Reference Source/Provider
VEC Cavalry Scout Vehicle Information & Photos Army Guide.com
VEC Cavalry Scout Vehicle Information & Photos Military Today.com


Reference Author
Blue Helmets Under Fire, The (Concord Publications) Samuel Katz & Yves Debay
Ejercito de Tierra: Vehicles of the Modern Spanish Army (Tankograd Publications) Antonio J. Candil Munoz
Jane's Tank Recognition Guide (4th Edition) Christopher F. Foss
Landing Zone Lebanon: UNIFIL 2006 (Blue Steel Books) Moustafa Assad

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