Designation:

AMC

Info
Manufacturer: Renault Vehicles Industriels, Defence Direction  
Product type: Armoured Vehicles  
Name: Wheeled armoured personnel carrier  

The AMC (Armoured Multirole Carrier) is the next medium armored vehicle for armed forces engaged in the most demanding and changing environments thanks to:

  • an excellent strategic and tactical mobility

  • a high level of protection (ballistic, mine, IED and RPG kits)

  • a large payload and internal volume to accommodate up to 11 soldiers with their equipments or any mission system

It was put on display for the first time at Eurosatory 2008. It is one of the contenders for the replacement of the VAB, also made by Renault, around 2020.

The AMC is a 20-ton class armored vehicle family with a whole family of 6x6 and 8x8 variants planned:

  • armored personnel carrier

  • infantry combat vehicle

  • scout

  • command post

  • ambulance

  • weapon systems carrier (such as mortar, anti-tank or anti-aircraft missiles)

  • artillery observation

  • NBC

  • mine clearing etc.

Engine

  • Type: Renault DXi 11

  • Specifications: Diesel - 6 cylinders 4 strokes High pressure Common rail injection

  • Emission compliance: EuroV

  • Max power: 370 hp or 460 hp

  • Max torque: 1 795 to 2 151 N.m

Armor

This high mobility vehicle has been designed to incorporate a variety of protection kits depending on the mission's needs to defeat Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), ballistic threats, mines, Rocket-Propelled Grenades (RPGs), and Explosively Formed Penetrators (EFPs).

The AMC's rear compartment is intended to accommodate a squad (8 to 10-man) of fully equipped infantry troops.

The AMC 6x6 variant has a basic combat weight of 18t and can accommodate eight troops and a crew of three-man.

Driveline & Transmission

  • Wheeldrive: Full time 6x6

  • Gearbox: HP600 or HP900 automatic

  • Transfer box: 1 speed

  • Tyres: 1400 R20 with Central Tyres Inflation System (CTIS) and run-flat system

  • Suspensions: independent for each wheel, double wishbones and coil springs

  • Brakes: dual circuit air actuated ABS brake system

Air transport

  • A400M, C-130

The AMC 6x6 is the smaller version of the AMC vehicle family. It can be adapted for amphibious and arctic climate operations.

Specifications:
Property Value
Number of drive wheels
6
Number of wheels
6
Length (mm)
6300
Width (mm)
2550
Height (mm)
2200
Ground clearance (mm)
450
Payload (kg)
6500
Weight (kg)
18000
Crew
3
Max. road range (km)
100
Max. road range (km)
750
Trench (mm)
1500
Fording depth (mm)
1500
Vertical obstacle (mm)
700
Gradient (%)
60
Side slope (%)
30
Turning circle radius (mm)
17000
Troops
8
Engine power output (h.p.)
370


Has folowing part:
Total Amount
6HP 600 (Transmission)
1


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