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M3 Armored Personnel Carrier



Country of Origin/Used by: France and Ireland (Including many other smaller nations)
First Produced/Service Dates: 1971
Manufactured by: Panhard
Crew: 2+10
Armament: Many different turrets and weapons packages are available including ones that mount machine guns, cannons, MILAN ATGW and Anti-Aircraft Guns.
Engine: 4 Cylinder Gasoline
Miscellaneous Info: The M3 Véhicule de Transport de Troupes (VTT) (Armored Personnel Carrier) shares many of the same parts/components as the AML 20, AML 60 and AML 90 Armored Cars.
Data Sheet Available:   Not Available


Reference Source/Provider
      M3 APC Photos Neil Baumgardner - Arlington, Virginia USA
    M3 VAT Repair/Maintenance Vehicle Photos Jacques Dujardin - France
M3 APC Photos (Irish/United Nations) Glen Phelan - Dublin, Ireland

References Available


Reference Source/Provider
M3 APC Information & Photos Army Guide Website
M3 APC Photos Toadman's Tank Pictures Website


Reference Author
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert J. Icks
Irish Army Vehicles: Transport and Armour Since 1922 Karl Martin
Jane's Tank Recognition Guide (4th 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
Irish Panhard M3 APC (72414) Ace Models 1/72 Injection Molded Plastic

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Irish Panhard M3 APC Model Photos (1/72 Ace) Roy Kinsella - Dublin, Ireland
Irish Panhard M3 APC Model Photos (1/35 Scratchbuilt) "Mecanix" - Skellig Michael, Ireland