Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Berliet VUDB Cavalry Armored Vehicle

2,736 cc inline-six water-cooled engine. All-wheel drive. 4-speed gearbox. Top speed: 53 km/h. Armament: two FM 24/29 7.5 mm machine guns.
62 built in 1929, 50 for the French Army, and 12 for the Belgian Police.

3 comments:

Jack Philpott said...

Early MRAP? I get the idea it cost far less than Billions and Billions to field...

Lord K said...

Don't know if it was really mine-resistant, but ambush-protected for sure.

ZZ said...

Somehow I do not find the fact that the French Army and the Belgian Police were similarly armed to be all that surprising.