French Taxi for Kabul

Biass, Eric H.
June 2008
Armada International;Jun/Jul2008, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p62
This article focuses on the design of the VBCI armoured personnel carriers and command vehicles developed by Nexter for the French Army. Technologically, and compared with its rivals, the VBCI is quite unique as it is based on an aluminum hull. According to a Nexter engineer, the VBCI is a highly modular design and allows for the adoption of a variety of add-on armour plates according to the mission and the areas on the vehicle. The key features of the VBCI vehicles are described.


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