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The Vextra 105 is an armoured reconnaissance vehicle for the French Army,[1] designed by GIAT Industries (now known as Nexter).[2] It is armed with a 105mm gun and a 7.62mm machine gun. It can travel up to 50 km/h in sandy terrain and up to 120 km/h on roads.

Specifications[edit | edit source]

  • Crew:4
  • Length: 7.5 meters
  • Width: 3 meters
  • Weight: 31 Tons
  • Armament: 105mm gun and 7.62mm machine gun

Performance[edit | edit source]

  • Max Road Speed: 120 km/h
  • Average Road Speed: 110 km/h
  • Power Plant: Saab Scania diesel engine, 260 DaN.m
  • Transmission: seven gears and torque converter
  • Suspension: Hydropneumatic

References[edit | edit source]

  1. http://www.army-technology.com/projects/vextra/, Army Technology, Vextra 105 Wheeled Reconnaissance Vehicle, France, Retrieved, September 15, 2010.
  2. http://www.janes.com/articles/Janes-Armour-and-Artillery/Giat-Industries-VEXTRA-105-mm-armoured-vehicle-France.html, Jane's, Giat Industries VEXTRA 105 mm armoured vehicle (France), Reconnaissance vehicles, Retrieved September 15, 2010.

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