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Serval Light Infantry Vehicle -

Special Operations


Country of Origin/Used by: Germany
First Produced/Service Dates: 2003
Manufactured by: Designed: Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH; Chassis: Mercedes-Benz; Body: Bink GmbH & Co.
Crew: 4
Armament: (2) 7.62mm MG3 machine guns (Commander and Rear Gunner) and RLS 609K Weapons Station with (1) 12.7mm M2HB Heavy Machine Gun OR (1) 40mm HK Grenade Machine Gun
Engine: 5-Cylinder Turbo Diesel
Miscellaneous Info: The Aufklarungs und Gefechtsfahrzeug (AGF) Serval is only used by the German Special Operations Command (KSK-Kommando Spezial Krafte).  The first production models were based on a cut-down chassis of the Mercedes-Benz G 270 cdi chassis, but the current in-service vehicles are now based upon the G280 cdi vehicles.  The Serval is named after a spotted wild African cat.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available


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Serval Special Operations Vehicle Photos German Bundeswehr
Serval Special Operations Vehicle Photo (Above) Ralph Zwilling - Editor of Tank Masters DE website

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Reference Source/Provider
Serval AGF Information & Photos Army-Technology.com Website
Serval AGF Photos Tank-Masters.DE Website


Reference Author
"Special Operations: Serval Light Infantry Vehicle" (March 2009 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) Ralph Zwilling
"Wolf - AGF Serval" - 3rd Quarter/2005 Issue of MilitarFahrzeug Magazine (Tankograd Publishing) Soren Sunkler

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