1/72 Scale Modern French Army AMX-10P Infantry Fighting Vehicle.
Highly detailed tank with moveable Turret and accurate Track detail. Side Skirts printed separately to make painting Tracks easier.
AMX-10P Infantry Fighting Vehicle
- 1x AMX-10P Infantry Fighting Vehicle
is a French
amphibious infantry fighting vehicle
. It was developed after 1965 to replace the AMX-VCI
in service with the mechanized regiments of the French Army
; the first prototypes were completed in 1968. Production commenced between 1972 and 1973.
The AMX-10P is fully amphibious, being propelled through water at speeds of up to 7 km/h by twin waterjets. It is also fitted as standard with a trim vane and bilge pumps to assist with the flotation process. AMX-10Ps were popular with a number of Arab armies and have been operated by Iraq
, Saudi Arabia
, and the United Arab Emirates
. Special marine variants were also developed for Singapore
, including a fire support model known as the AMX-10 PAC 90
, which mated the AMX-10P chassis to the complete turret and 90mm gun assembly of the Panhard ERC-90 Sagaie
AMX-10Ps share a number of common transmission and chassis components with their armoured car counterpart, the AMX-10RC
.The AMX-10P was developed by the Atelier de Construction d'lssy-les-Moulineaux
(AMX) in response to a French army requirement for a new tracked armoured fighting vehicle to supplement or replace the ageing AMX-VCI
. The first prototypes were completed around 1968 and showcased to potential domestic and international customers at Satory
the following year. Production did not commence on the vehicle until the French Army placed its first order in late 1972. The first AMX-10Ps were delivered in mid to late 1973 to the 7th Mechanised Brigade stationed at Reims
. French Army AMX-10Ps were fitted with a 20mm autocannon in a Toucan II
two-man turret with seating for a gunner and commander; however, a number of other one-man turrets could be fitted, as well as an observation cupola for training vehicles. Export variants of the AMX-10P also abounded, including models equipped with battlefield surveillance radars, the ATILA artillery fire control system, a bank of HOT
anti-tank missiles, 60mm or 81mm gun-mortars, and a large 90mm gun.
was the first foreign power to purchase the AMX-10P; between 1974 and 1977 the Hellenic Army
ordered over a hundred individual vehicles from France, in three separate variants. Qatar followed up with an order for thirty AMX-10Ps in 1975, while Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Indonesia also accounted for large export orders during the early 1980s. GIAT Industries accepted a final order from Singapore for AMX-10P PAC-90s in 1994; following their delivery production lines for the AMX-10P were finally closed. At this point 1,750 AMX-10Ps had been manufactured.
Approximately 108 AMX-10Ps remaining in service with the French Army underwent extensive overhauls to improve their armour and mobility between 2006 and 2008, including new gearboxes and suspension systems. They are gradually being retired and replaced by the wheeled Véhicule Blindé de Combat d'Infanterie
Some part cleanup will be necessary. The 3D printing process uses a waxy substance to support certain part features during the printing process. Although the parts are cleaned by Shapeways, some waxy residue may remain. It can be safely removed with water and a mild aqueous detergent like "Simple Green" using an old, soft toothbrush, Q-tips or pipe cleaners. During the printing process, liquid resin is cured by ultraviolet light. Microscopic bits of resin may remain uncured.
Let your parts sit in direct sunlight for a few hours to fully cure the resin.
Water-based acrylic paints meant for plastics is strongly recommended. Other paints, especially enamels, may not cure on Frosted Detail 3D-printed plastics.
Use dedicated model sprue cutters to remove parts to minimise the risk of damage to parts.
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