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You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up

KCRF was next to the French new “VBCI”…Armored Infantry Fighting Vehicle

KCRF en France

Seen in a Regiment exhibtion for public called “Open doors” or in French “Portes Ouvertes”.

Thanks Ar D!

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4 Responses to “You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up”

  1. Michael says:

    Looks a lot like the U.S. First Gen. LAV-25, before we upgraded our armor package and capabilities.

    • Jak0Spades says:

      It’s a heavier design than the LAV 3/LAV-25. Originally the LAVs weighed in at around 17 tonnes. The VBCI is closer to 29 tonnes, with a heavier “up armored” versions having been tested, which come in a around 32 tonnes. While it lacks the amphibious capabilities of the LAV, the VBCI offers de facto better armour protection, due to it’s intended role as a true IFV, whereas the LAV was originally intended for armed reconnaissance. Urban counter-insurgency was never what is was really designed for, hence the need to upgrade the armor packages to face threats from IEDs and such.

  2. Reverend says:

    “Oh, that uh, that there’s an RV.” “Cousin Eddie”- Randy Quaid-National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

  3. Mike P says:

    I always remembered this one on AFVID as “very big coffin for infantry”