These two vehicles are the ex-property of the Iraqi army. The Panhard M3 at left is a variant used for artillery direction, the track at right is a Chinese built command vriant of theYW-531C APC.
Developed from the AML series of armoured cars, the Panhard M3VTT is quite possibly the ugliest APC in present service anywhere from the side (Though the Unimog runs a good second). Production vehicles were first completed in 1971, with a production run of over 1200 vehicles. The base vehicle is a 4x4 APC armed with a twin 7.62mm turret and is amphibious.
The vehicle has been sold to some 35 countries, but is now becoming 'Clapped Out' It is fully amphibious.
Engine: 4-cylinder Petrol at 90hp
Armament: Twin 7.62mm MG on APC variant.
Armor: 12mm Max
Other variants include the VPC command vehicle, VDA anti-air vehicle with a twin 20mm cannon (Ivory Coast, Niger and UAE only), VLA Engineering vehicle, VTS Ambulance, Radar variant.
In use with Algeria, Bahrain(110), Burkina Faso(13), Burundi(9), Chad, Gabon(9), Iraq, Ireland(47), Ivory Coast(16+6VDA), Kenya(10), Lebanon(20), Malaysia(40), Mauritania(20), Morocco, Niger(14+10VDA), Nigeria, Portugal, Rwanda(16), Saudi Arabia (150), Senegal(16), Spain, Togo, UAE(240+43VDA), Zaire(60).
The WZ-701 is a command variant of the Chinese YW-531C APC manufactured by Norinco. The design dates from the late '60s. The vehicle is fully amphibious.
YW-531C APC stats
Engine: V8 Diesel at 320hp
Armament: 12.7mm MG
Armor: 10mm Max