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Panhard 178 B

Armored Car


Country of Origin/Used by: France
First Produced/Service Dates: 1947
Manufactured by: Vehicle: Panhard et Levassor; Turret: Five Lille
Crew: 4
Armament: Main: 47mm Cannon; Co-Axial: 7.5mm Machine Gun
Engine: 4 Cylinder Diesel
Miscellaneous Info: The Panhard 178 B armored car differed from the earlier AMD35/ Panhard 178 by being fitted with a newly designed turret which mounted a 47mm Cannon as well as having a new diesel engine. The 178 B served Post WW II France in Algeria, Indochina, Lebanon and Syria.
Data Sheet Available:   Not Available


Reference Source/Provider
Panhard AMD 178 B Photos David Haugh - Content Editor
  Panhard AMD 178 B Photo (Circa 1952) U.S. Army

References Available


Reference Source/Provider
"French Armored Cars: 1902-1945"  By Raymond Surle'mont Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #22)
Panhard AMD 178 Armored Car Information & Photos Chars et Blindes Francais Website


Reference Author
AMD 35 Panhard 178 (Wydawnictwo Militaria #244 Tank Power Vol. 23) Janusz  Ledwoch
AMD 35 Panhard 178 -Trackstory #14 (Editions du Barbotin) Pascal Danjou
A Photo History of Armoured Cars in Two World Wars George Forty
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert J. Icks
"French Protection" (May 2017 Issue of Classic Military Vehicle Magazine) Sheldon Rogers
Panhard 178 - Focus #6 (Editions du Barbotin) Pascal Danjou
Panhard 178 -Trackstory #2

Jim Pearsall's Review at IPMS/USA

Editions du Barbotin
Panhard Armoured Car: 1961 Onwards (AML 60, AML 90 and Eland) (Haynes Publishing) Simon Dunstan
Panhard Armoured Cars - AFV Weapons Profile #39 R.M. Ogorkiewicz

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Panhard 178 B Armored Car Model Kit (728) Al-By 1/72 Resin.
Panhard 178 B Armored Car Model Kit (72306) RPM 1/72 Injection Molded Plastic
Panhard 178 B Armored Car Model Kit (35009) Special Armour 1/35 ICM Panhard 178 kit with new turret.
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
47mm Gun Barrel for Panhard 178B (759) ARMO 1/72 Turned Aluminum
Panhard 178 B Armored Car Model Detail Set (72129) Parts Accessories 1/72 Photo-Etched Brass; For RPM Kit

“South East Asia - 1950s. Tanks & AFVs. France, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia & Thailand” (35-C1250)



Decals; Includes Markings for C-15TA Armored Truck, M3A1 Scout Car, M8 Greyhound and Panhard AMD 178B Armored Car.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider