Dutch army AMX-PRAT tank destroyer.
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The AMX-PRAT is a Cold War era tank destroyer of Dutch origin. These vehicles were converted in the Netherlands from existing AMX-VCI armored personnel carriers. In support of Dutch mechanized infantry the AMX-PRAT was used alongside the AMX-13 light tank. In Dutch service it was later replaced by the more capable YPR-765 PRAT. The AMX-PRAT is not to be confused with the AMX-PRA. The latter is a 105mm self-propelled howitzer, also based on the AMX chassis.
The AMX-PRAT is a conversion of a number of French built AMX-VCI armored personnel carriers to a tank destroyer by fitting a pedestal mounted TOW launcher. The rear crew compartment that previously seated the infantry section was refitted with ammunition racks.
The AMX-PRAT launched the BGM-71 TOW wire guided anti-tank missile.
The YPR-765 PRAT is the successor of the AMX-PRAT. It is a more capable vehicle with two TOW missiles ready to launch.
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