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PVP (Petit Véhicule Protégé)/Auverland A4

Armored Vehicle Light (AVL)


Country of Origin/Used by: France and others including Chile, Mali, Romania & Togo
First Produced/Service Dates: 2004
Manufactured by: Panhard General Defense (now Arquus Defense)
Crew: Base Vehicle: 4 (up to 8 depending on variant)
Armament: (1) 7.62mm Machine Gun or 12.7mm Heavy MG or AT4CS Anti-Tank System.  Can also be fitted with a WASP Remote Weapons System
Engine: 4-Cylinder Turbo-Diesel
Miscellaneous Info: The French military initiated the Protected Small Vehicle Program (PVP- Petit Véhicule Protégé) to replace their P4P Protege Protected Vehicles.  The new vehicle was to be used in the command, liaison and light patrol roles.  The eventual winner was the Auverland A4 Armored Vehicle Light (ALV).  Auverland was the parent company of Panhard General Defense.  Subsequently, Renault Trucks Defense bought Auverland/Panhard (and others) and renamed it the Arquus Defense.  The PVP was also remarketed as the Dagger PVP Light Armoured Liaison All-Terrain Vehicle.  The PVP was also submitted as a four-door entry (the Gavial) for a similar German vehicle program, which was ultimately won by the Enok Light Armored Patrol Vehicle. The PVP can be built in different base models including the PVP Armored Personnel Carrier (APC), Heavy Duty (HD) and Extra Large (XL). Variants of all base models include the APC, Command & Liaison, Law Enforcement and Pick-Up.
Data Sheet Available:   PVP Data Sheet (French Armee de Terre)
  PVP Sales Brochure (Panhard General Defense)


Reference Source/Provider
PVP APC Photos Panhard General Defense
PVP Photos French Armee de Terre
PVP Photos French Ministere de la Defense
PVP Photos Panhard General Defense
     PVP Law Enforcement Variant Photos Panhard General Defense

References Available


Reference Source/Provider
Auverland A4 ALV Information & Photos Army Guide.com
Auverland A4 ALV Information & Photos Army-Recognition.com
Auverland A4 ALV Line Drawings Hubert Cance Artworks
Dagger PVP Information & Photos Army-Recognition.com
PVP Information & Photos Army-Technology.com
PVP Information & Photos French Ministere des Armees
PVP Photos Olivier Carneau


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Kits and Accessories

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French PVP Auverland/Panhard with Machine Gun and Wasp RWS Model Kit (50165K) Gaso.line 1/48 Resin
French PVP Auverland/Panhard 'Afghanistan 2012' with PL80 Turret Model Kit (50234K) Gaso.line 1/48 Resin
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Model Photos

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