The French PVP Family by Panhard was selected by the French Army, with the first batch of 314 vehicles ordered in 2004. The first vehicles were delivered in February 2008 and production ended in July 2012.
Essentially designed to carry out protected tactical liaison missions, the PVP can fill a large panoply of roles such as escort, patrol and command vehicles.
PVP Liaison Vehicle
The PVP has excellent mobility owing to a power to weight ratio of over 34 hp per tonne. The Gavial, a five-door version developed for the German Army, can be loaded in a CH-53 helicopter thanks to its pneumatic suspension.
Similar to the PVP’s architecture, entering in service with the French army, the PVP XL was designed as a highly versatile protected platform capable of carrying eight fully-equipped soldiers in addition to the two-men crew or various C4ISR systems. Its armour achieves level 3 of Nato STANAG 4569.
With a 2 ton payload, the « Heavy Duties » PVP completes the range between the PVP and the PVP XL. Its architecture is similar to the PVP’s. The PVP HD takes back the concept of the survival cell, with an excellent protection level (level 3 of STANAG 4569) of the engine compartment.
The French PVP Family by Panhard Operators
France: 1073 PVP delivered
Chile: 15 PVP APC
The French PVP Family by Panhard Specifications
Weight: 4.390 tonne
Crew: 2 to 4
Engine: IVECO 8140 2.8litre turbo-diesel 160hp
Operational range 800km
Top Road Speed: 120 km/h