SCH3246380 SCH3246390 German Fuchs 2 Personnel Carrier (1:43 Scale)
"We will carry out a campaign characterized by shock, by surprise, by flexibility ... and by the application of overwhelming force."
- CENTCOM commander General Tommy Franks commenting on the conduct of Operation: Iraqi Freedom, March 21st, 2003
The Fuchs 2 armored personnel carrier is a new version of the 6 x 6 Fuchs (Fox) Transportpanzer 1. The vehicles are built by Rheinmetall Landsysteme, based in Kiel and Kassel in Germany. Rheinmetall has delivered 1,236 Fuchs 1 vehicles in a variety of mission variants. The vehicles are in service with the German Army and the armed forces of Saudi Arabia, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, USA and Venezuela. The Fuchs has been in operational service with German KFOR troops in Kosovo and Macedonia. Trials of the Fuchs 2 began in 2001.
In February 2005, the United Arab Emirates placed an order for 32 Fuchs NBC (Nuclear, Biological and Chemical) reconnaissance vehicles which will be based on the Fuchs 2.
The Fuchs 2 has a maximum combat weight of 20,000kg and is fully amphibious. The main improved features incorporated into the Fuchs 2 are the integration of a more powerful, low-emission engine allowing for a payload increase of 4 tons to a total of 9.4 tons, depending on the version. The drive and brakes have been upgraded to match the higher power and weight performance. The height of the rear crew compartment has been increased by 145mm and roof-mounted air louvers have been installed. Other improvements include the digital onboard system to CAN-Standard SAE J 1939 and a central tire inflation system.
The cabin is sufficiently large with 10.5m stowage capacity to accommodate a range of mission systems. The family of Fuchs 2 vehicles includes an NBC protection vehicle, reconnaissance, C4I command, control, communications and intelligence, C3I, mortar carrier and an electronic warfare vehicle. Sold Out!
Length: 6 inches
Width: 2 inches