The VAB (Véhicule de l'Avant Blindé or Armored Vanguard Vehicle) is a series of armored personnel carriers used by French and international forces. The VAB comes in both 4x4 and 6x6 configurations and there are numerous different armament and utility options available. The VAB saw action during the first Gulf War, Invasion of Afghanistan and UN enforcement actions in Africa.
The VAB 6x6 was used in the movie "Black Hawk Down" to depict United Nations APCs that took part in the rescue operation of Task Force Ranger during the Battle of Mogadishu.
- Weight: 13.8 tons (loaded)
- Crew: 2
- Passengers: 10
- Armor: Steel armor providing protection against 7.62mm bullets
- Main armament: 1x AA52 7.62mm machine gun
- Engine: Renault MIDR 062045 (320 hp)
- Fuel capacity: 310 liters
- Operational range: 750 mi (1,200 km)
- Speed: 68 mph; 2.2 m/s in water
Additional information about this Brickmania custom Lego® kit:
The VAB 6x6 APC kit has the following features:
- Versatile design can hold at least six figures inside, including driver and gunners
- Vehicle has six opening rifle ports and nine crew hatches
- Roof can be removed for access to interior details
- Has trailer hitch, gun shield and lots of possibilities for customization
- Includes two minifigures, equipped with BrickArms accessories and "UN" emblazoned helmets
- 1/35 scale to match other Brickmania models
- Includes 265 genuine new-condition LEGO and BrickArms elements
- Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years of experience with LEGO is recommended)
All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks and this one also includes compatible accessories by BrickArms. Model comes disassembled, includes complete full color printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box.