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EE-9 Cascavel 1

 Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle


Country of Origin/Used by: Brazil
First Produced/Service Dates: 1972-1974
Manufactured by: Engenheiros Especializados S.A. (ENGESA)
Crew: 3
Armament: Main: 37mm Cannon; Co-Axial: .30 cal Machine Gun; Secondary: .30 cal MG or .50 cal Heavy MG
Engine: 6-Cylinder Diesel (Mercedes-Benz)
Miscellaneous Info:

The Cascavel 1 (Rattlesnake), was the first production model developed from the prototype MB-1 Cascavel-37.  It was produced in conjunction with the EE-11 Urutu APC and followed by the similar EE-3 Jararaca Scout Car.  The main visible change from the prototype was the replacement of the modified M8 Greyhound open topped turret by the complete turret assembly from excess US M3 light tanks. 16 of the first pre-production set were completed, followed by an additional 50 with improved transmission and other mechanical updates. The vehicles are generally indistinguishable externally. The Cascavel 1 was only used by the Brazilian Army with most vehicles being eventually converted to Cascavel 2 standards.

Total production of all Cascavel versions (Marks 1-5) reached 1,738 units built.  They are divided as follows: Bolivia (24), Brazil (409), Chad (? captured from Libya), Chile (106), Colombia (128), Cyprus (124), Equador (32), Gabon (12), Iraq (364), Iran (? captured from Iraq), Libya (400), Paraguay (28), Qatar (20), Suriname (6), Togo (10), Uruguay (15), and Zimbabwe (90).  

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EE-9 Cascavel 1 CRR Photos David Haugh - Content Editor
EE-9 Cascavel Sales Brochure Engenheiros Especializados S.A. (ENGESA)

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"Armored Cars of the Cyprus National Guard" By T. Metsovitis Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #12)
"Cascavel EE-9 Armored Fighting Vehicle" by David Haugh Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #5)
EE-9 Cascavel Armored Recon Vehicle Information & Photos Army Guide.Com
EE-9 Cascavel Armored Recon Vehicle Information & Photos Federation of American Scientists.org
EE-9 Cascavel Armored Recon Vehicle Information & Photos Global Security


Reference Author
Armoured Fighting Vehicles of the World Christopher Foss
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert Icks
Jane's Tank Recognition Guide (4th Edition) Christopher Foss
Wheeled Armoured Fighting Vehicles In Service B.T. White

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