The AMX-10RC (6x6) armored car was developed by the now Giat Industries as the replacement for the Panhard EBR (8X8) armored car which was being phased out of service with the French Army. Following extensive trials, the first production vehicles were completed in 1980 with manufacture continuing until late 1994.

The AMX-10RC shares a number of components with the tracked AMX-10P infantry combat vehicle. Standard equipment includes an NBC (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical) system, night vision equipment, and a hydro-pneumatic system which allows the driver to adjust the ground clearance from 0.2 to 0.6m to suit the tactical situation. The AMX-10RC is fully amphibious warfare, propelled in the water by two water-jets mounted, one either side, at the rear of the hull.

The AMX-10RC is powered by a Hispano-Suiza HS 115 eight cylinder diesel, developing 260 hp at 3,000 rpm coupled to a pre-selective transmission and giving a power to weight ratio of 16.45hp/t. Armament consists of a 105mm gun and a coaxial 7.62mm machine gun. The four man crew consists of a Commander, Gunner, Radio Operator and Driver.

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