French AMX 10p Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle

The AMX-10P is a French infantry fighting vehicle. It was developed after 1965 to replace the AMX-VCI in French service, and the first prototypes were completed in 1968. It has Chemical, Biological, Radiation and Nuclear (CBRN) protection and amphibious capabilities, with hydro jets to swim in water.


The AMX-10P has been operated in the past by France, the United Arab Emirates, Greece, Indonesia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Mexico.



The AMX-10-P is the support and freight vehicle of the mechanised infantry units, and the tank carried squadrons of the combat regiments.

This tracked amphibious armoured vehicle transports a group of nine men in addition to the driver and gunner under turret. It hasan excellent land and water mobility.


Its armament enables it to intervene effectively against light armoured tanks and low flying aircraft. Protected against weapons from average gauge and the shrapnel of artillery shell, it can fight in a contaminated atmosphere. The AMX-10P mounts a GIAT M693 20 mm automatic cannon with a day sight magnification of x 6. The cannon's rate of fire is 700 rounds per minute and has an effective range of 1500 metres.

AMX-10P Specifications
Type Tracked armoured personnel carrier
Manufacturer GIAT Industries
Crew 3 + 8 troops
Armament 20mm automatic cannon, 7.62mm machine gun
Length 5.8m
Height 2.6m
Width 2.8m
Weight 14 tonnes
Powerplant Hispano-Suiza HS 115 producing 280hp
Performance Max speed 65km/h, range 600km
Variants Include Milan launcher, mortar, 90mm gun and six wheeled fire support vehicle with 105mm gun