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Vector Protected Patrol Vehicle (PPV)


Country of Origin/Used by: Great Britain
First Produced/Service Dates: 2007
Manufactured by: BAE Systems Land Systems
Crew: 2+4
Armament: (2) L7A2 7.62mm GPMG
Engine: (5) Cylinder Turbo Diesel
Miscellaneous Info:

The Vector Protected Patrol Vehicle (PPV) is built on the chassis of the Pinzgauer 718 6x6 Utility Vehicle.  The PPV was designed to replace the CAV 100 “Snatch” Land Rover as they were found to be vulnerable to IED’s attacks by insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq.  However, as the Vector also has a flat bottom hull, it did not perform up to expectations and was soon withdrawn from frontline patrol duties as well. 


The main variant of the Vector is the troop carrier/APC, which can also be easily and quickly modified to a command vehicle or electronic warfare vehicle.  The other official variant of the PPV is the Ambulance, of which a very small number(12?) are in service. 

Data Sheet Available:   None Available


Reference Source/Provider
Vector PPV Photos UK Ministry of Defence (Crown Copyright)
Vector PPV Photos Ian Young - Great Britain

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Reference Source/Provider
Vector PPV Information and Photos The Armoured Essentials
Vector PPV Information and Photos Army-Guide.Com
Vector PPV Information and Photos British Army Website
Vector PPV Information and Photos Military-Today.Com


Reference Author
British Next Generation Armour: Types & Details of Modern British Vehicle Armour - (Tankograd Publishing) Carl Schulze

"Desert Insurgency" (December 2013 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)

Ian Young
Task Force Helmand: Vehicles of the British ISAF Forces in Afghanistan 2011 (Tankograd Publishing) Carl Schulze

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