AVGP Grizzly

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The AVGP (Armoured Vehicle General Purpose) is a series of three armoured fighting vehicles ordered by the Canadian military in 1977.

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MOD-AR-0077

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  • Type: armoured personnel carrier
  • Historical period: Cold War, 1977
  • Country: Canada
  • Scale: 1:25
  • Number of sheets: 10 sheets A3

This model has olive-green armoured camouflage.

Historical information

The AVGP (Armoured Vehicle General Purpose) is a series of three armoured fighting vehicles ordered by the Canadian military in 1977. The three vehicles are the Grizzly, Cougar and Husky. The first variant, the Grizzly, was an infantry carrier. These were based on the six-wheeled version of the Swiss MOWAG Piranha I.

The Canadian Army retired all AVGP variants beginning in 2005; however, a number of the retired vehicles were transferred to other militaries and police forces, where they continue to serve.

The AVGP had propellers and trim vanes for amphibious use, like the eight-wheeled Bison which was the vehicle family's immediate successor. Recent retrofits have removed the marine drive system, as it was seldom used and maintenance was costly. The Canadian Army's LAV III, the United States Marine Corps' LAV-25, and the US Army's Stryker are other variants of the Piranha family, and directly evolved from the Canadian designs.

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