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Armored Personnel Carrier

FV103 Spartan

FV103 Spartan armored personnel carrier

Entered service in 1978
Crew 3
Personnel 4
Dimensions and weight 
Total weight in combat order 8.17 t
Overall length 5 120 mm
Chassis length 5 120 mm
Width 2 240 mm
Height 2 260 mm
Main gun -
Machine gun 7.62-mm
Combat load
Main gun -
Machine guns 3 000 rounds
Engine Cummins 5.9-liter diesel
Engine power 190 hp
Maximum road speed 80 km/h
Autonomy on roads 483 km
Ford amphibious

The FV103 Spartan APC is a member of the CVR(T) family. It was developed to replace the Saracen armored personnel carrier.

It has a crew of three and can carry up to four fully equipped troops. Such small troop capacity was intended to provide small army units like technicians or artillery teams with a mobile and armored protection. Furthermore Spartan is also intended for reconnaissance tasks.

FV103 Spartan armored personnel carrier It's main armament is a 7.62-mm machine gun. Vehicle is also fitted with smoke grenade dischargers.

The FV103 Spartan is powered by a Cummins BTA 5.9-liter diesel engine, delivering 190 horsepower. This vehicle has a maximum road speed of 80 km/h.

Vehicle is fully amphibious and fords water obstacles without any preparation. The FV103 is sealed and has an NBC protection system.

This armored personnel carrier is widely used as a platform, carrying anti-tank missiles. A good example is a FV120, carrying MILAN turret-mounted anti-tank missiles.

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