Armor: April 8, 2000


The British Defense Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA) has produced a prototype of Europe's first composite-hull armored vehicle. The Advanced Composite Armored Vehicle Platform looks vaguely like an M113. It has the tracks, running gear, and engine of the Warrior AIFV. The composite hull provides better protection than aluminum at less weight. Total vehicle weight is about 24 tons; the 550hp engine provides 23hp/ton. The design includes a two-man crew at the front, a "mission module" in the center, and a power pack at the rear. The mission module might be a personnel compartment, a turret carrying a light cannon or missile launcher, a mortar, or some other system. --Stephen V Cole


Article Archive

Armor: Current 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 



Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close