AMX-30 B2 DT
|Product type:||Auxiliary Vehicles|
|Name:||Mine clearing vehicle|
Under contract to the French Army, Giat Industries has developed a mine clearing version of the AMX-30 MBT and this is now in service with the French Army engineers.
When based on an AMX-30 B MBT chassis it is called the AMX-30 B2 DT, when based on the more recent AMX-30 B2 MBT chassis it is called the AMX-30 B2 DT, with the DT standing for Demineur Tank (Mine Clearing Tank).
The vehicle is based on a standard AMX-30 B or AMX-30 B2 MBT chassis with the 105 mm main armament and secondary armament removed and the position plated over.
Mounted at the front of the hull is an Israeli RAMTA or UK Pearson Engineering plough type mine clearing system and a Giat Industries magnetic field generator.
Mounted on either side of the hull rear is a Pearson Engineering Pathfinder marking system which dispenses marker poles into the ground as the system moves forward.
As an alternative to mineclearing devices of the plough type it can also be fitted with roller-type mineclearing devices, for example those developed by Urdan Industries of Israel.
The AMX-30 B DT/AMX-30 B2 DT mineclearing tanks can be operated with a normal crew, or under full remote control with the aid of an optional kit.