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Panhard AML-60 Armored Car


Country of Origin/Used by: France and Ireland (and many other countries)
First Produced/Service Dates: 1961
Manufactured by: Panhard
Crew: 3
Armament: Main: 60mm Mortar; Co-axial: (2) 7.5mm Machine Guns (AML-60-7) OR (1) 12.7mm Heavy Machine Gun (AML-60-12)
Engine: 4 Cylinder Gasoline or Diesel
Miscellaneous Info: The Auto Mitrailleuse Le'gere' (AML) 60 vehicle is similar to the AML-20 and AML-90 Armored Cars, which all share many of the same parts/components as the M3 APC. Two (2) primary versions of the AML-60 were built, differing in the co-axial armament mounted.  The AML-60-7 was fitted with two (2) 7.5mm machine guns, whereas the AML-60-12 utilized one (1) 12.7mm heavy MG. In addition, Ireland converted some of these vehicles by removing the 60mm mortar and replacing it with a .50 cal/12.7mm machine gun.  This was referred to as the AML-127 or AML-60-127.  South Africa also produced a vehicle based on the AML, called the Eland Armored Car.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available


Reference Source/Provider
Panhard AML-60 Photos Major (Retired) Don Allen - Orleans, Ontario Canada
  Panhard AML-60 Photo Glen Phelan - Dublin, Ireland
Panhard AML-60 Photos The Massimo Foti Collection
Panhard AML-60 Photos (Taken at The Tank Museum -  Bovington, UK) Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, UK
  Irish Panhard AML-60 Armored Car Photo (Circa 1975) David Haugh - Content Editor
AML-60 and 90 Photo (Niger) US National Archives

References Available


Reference Source/Provider
Panhard AML-60 Armored Car Information & Photos Federation of American Scientists


Reference Author
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert J. Icks
  "French Four-Wheeled Flair" (May Issue of Classic Military Vehicle Magazine) David Garden
Irish Army Vehicles: Transport and Armour Since 1922 Karl Martin
Jane's AFV Recognition Handbook (2nd Edition) Christopher F. Foss
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
Wheeled Armoured Fighting Vehicles In Service B.T. White
UNITAF In Somalia: Vehicles of Restore Hope Forces - Concord Publications Barry Beldam

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Panhard AML 60 Armored Car Model Kit ADV/Azimut 1/35 Resin
Panhard AML 60 Armored Car Model Kit Ace Models 1/72 Injection Molded Plastic
Panhard AML 60 Armored Car Kit (2084) Takom 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
AML 60 Update Set (BL35305K) Blast Models 1/35 Resin. For the Takom Kit.
AML 60 & 90 Sagged Wheels & Spare (BL35304K) Blast Models 1/35 Resin. For the Takom Kits.
AML 60 & 90 Engine with Doors (BL35306K) Blast Models 1/35 Resin. For the Takom Kits.
AML 60 & 90 Chassis Doors (BL35308K) Blast Models 1/35 Resin. For the Takom Kits.
Panhard AML 60 & 90 Sagged Wheel Set (DW35098) DEF Model 1/35 Resin. For the Takom Kits.
"French AML-60’s & 90’s in Senegal” (D356277) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 Decals
“Irish & French AML Armoured Cars in Lebanon” (D356279) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 Decals; Covers Panhard AML-20, AML-60 & AML-90 vehicles.
AML-60/AML-90 Baskets (35479) FC Model Trend 1/35 Resin.  Consists of Stowage Basket and Jerry Can Holder.
Paquetages (Stowage) AML-60 OPEX (KMT 35053K) KMT 1/35 Resin. For the Takom Kit.
Panhard AML Wheel Set (MM-R115) Model Minaiture 1/72 Resin.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Irish Panhard AML-60 Photos (1/72 Ace Models) Roy Kinsella - Dublin, Ireland
Irish Panhard AML-127 Photos (1/35 Takom Converted) "Mecanix" - Skellig Michael, Ireland