Solido VER9535 French VAB 6x6 Anti-Tank System with 90mm Gun = Implementation Force (IFOR) (1:50 Scale)
"A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost."
- Marshal Ferdinand Foch
In 1974, Renault was selected to build a wheeled armored personnel carrier to complement the AMX-10 tracked vehicle being issued to infantry battalions. Produced in 4x4 and 6x6 versions, the VAB (Vehicule de l'avant Blinde) is fully amphibious, being propelled in water by either its wheels or twin water jets. Ruggedly constructed, the VAB has been fitted with a nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) defense system as well as a night vision capability so it can fight on virtually any type of battlefield. Variants include an ambulance, internal security vehicle, command vehicle, mortar carrier and this anti-tank version. The vehicle has sold well abroad, especially in North Africa and the Middle East, where France has a major influence.
This particular 1:50 scale VAB anti-tank gun system is equipped with a turret-mounted 90mm gun. It's been painted in an attractive brown and khaki camouflage pattern and bears the UN "IFOR" (Implementation Force) logo on the side of the vehicle. Sold Out!
Length: 4 inches
Width: 2 inches
Historical Account: "Lay Me Down on a Bed of Roses" - Two days after the Dayton Peace Agreement was signed in Paris on December 14th, 1995, NATO launched the largest military operation ever undertaken by the alliance, Operation Joint Endeavor. A 60,000 strong NATO-led multi-national Implementation Force (IFOR), started its mission on December 20th, 1995, with a one-year mandate to end hostilities, separate the Federation and Serbian forces, transfer control over remaining pockets of Federation or Serbian held territory to their respective Entities, and secure heavy weapons.
IFOR accomplished these tasks by the end of June 1996, and also opened roads, repaired bridges, freed up Sarajevo airport and key railway lines, while providing security for the September 1996 and subsequent elections.