AML-60-20 Serval in use with Niger.
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The AML-60 is a reconnaissance vehicle of French origin. It was developed in the 1950's to replace the British Ferret in French service.
The AML-60 uses a 4x4 chassis with sleek armored body with driver in the front, two man turret in the middle and engine at the rear. The design of the body, the bumper and the very large turret give the AML-60 a distinctive look.
The main armament is a 60mm breech loaded mortar. This has a direct fire range of 300 m. In the indirect fire role it has a range of 2.6 km. Ammunition types include high explosive, canister, smoke and illumination. Coaxial armament consists of two machine guns side by side. Some vehicles are fitted with a single 12.7mm M2HB or 20mm M621 instead.
The steel armor provides protection against small arms fire all around. The AML-90 is vulnerable to any heavier weapon and mines.
The AML-60 was adopted in large quantities by the French forces and was exported in even larger quantities all around the world.
The AML-90 uses the same chassis as the AML-60, but has a larger turret with 90mm rifled cannon.
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