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TM-170 Armored Personnel Carrier


Country of Origin/Used by: Germany.  Also used by Kuwait and Macedonia
First Produced/Service Dates: 1979
Manufactured by: Rheinmetall Landsysteme (Thyssen Henschel)
Crew: 2+10
Armament: Various weapons packages can be fitted including 7.62mm Machine Gun, 7.92mm MG, 12.7mm Heavy MG, 20mm Cannon, 25mm Cannon, 30mm Grenade Launcher, HOT ATGM and MILAN ATGM.
Engine: 6 Cylinder Turbo-Diesel?
Miscellaneous Info: This APC is based upon a Mercedes-Benz UNIMOG truck chassis and is used by a number of countries, including Macedonia.  The Macedonian vehicle is referred to as the Hermelin, which translates into Stoat/Ermine, a type of small Weasel.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available


Reference Source/Provider
Hermelin/TM-170 APC Photos (Macedonian) Photos Lt. Col. Dick Taylor (RTR) - Blandford Forum, Dorset, UK

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TM-170 APC Information & Photos Army Guide.come


Reference Author
ISAF Vehicles in Afghanistan: 2007 (Kabul and Kandahar Areas) - Mushroom Model Publications

Book Review by Patrick Keenan-Editor

Dick Taylor
Jane's Tank Recognition Guide (4th Edition) Christopher Foss

Hobby Modeling

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