In the last of my posts on the collection at Shrivenham I present my photos of some of the APCs kept there for instructional purposes.
FV-432 with Rarden (30mm cannon) turret. Only a few of these (13 I think) were built, and all served in the Berlin Brigade in the 1980s. This one still wears it's Berlin camouflage. During my recent visit this vehicle was parked outside. On a concrete road, next to a red brick building and under a light frost, the camo was extremely effective.
Mowag Piranha. This Swiss-designed APC is in service in various forms with a number of nations. It led to the Canadian Grizzly & Cougar, and the US LAV series (in 8x8 format).
View from atop the South African Buffel APC.. Clearly a high silouette is not viewed as a problem in the Veldt! From left to right - Warrior, FV-432, Marder. Nearby is a Brazilian EE-11.
Tony Hawkins (left) and Ian Drury form part of the Stosstruppe in the back of the Marder.
BV-206 all-terrain vehicle.
The driver's compartment of the BV-206.
The inside right of the BMP-1's troop compartment. Compare this cramped horror with the photo of the Marder above.
BMP-2 - the 73mm low-pressure gun and Sagger missile combination of the BMP-1 has been replaced with a 30mm auto cannon and Spigot missile.
The (even more cramped) troop compartment of BMP-2.
Close up of the RH side.
And LH side. Note the PK machine gun mounted to fire from under cover, and the AKs ready for use.