|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
- command post
- weapon systems carrier (such as mortar, anti-tank or anti-aircraft missiles)
- artillery observation
- mine clearing etc.
- 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
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.
- 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
- 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.
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