|Entered service in||1978|
|Dimensions and weight|
|Total weight in combat order||8.17 t|
|Overall length||5 120 mm|
|Chassis length||5 120 mm|
|Width||2 240 mm|
|Height||2 260 mm|
|Machine guns||3 000 rounds|
|Engine||Cummins 5.9-liter diesel|
|Engine power||190 hp|
|Maximum road speed||80 km/h|
|Autonomy on roads||483 km|
The FV103 Spartan APC is a member of the CVR(T) family. It was developed to replace the Saracen armored personnel carrier.
It has a crew of three and can carry up to four fully equipped troops. Such small troop capacity was intended to provide small army units like technicians or artillery teams with a mobile and armored protection. Furthermore Spartan is also intended for reconnaissance tasks.
It's main armament is a 7.62-mm machine gun. Vehicle is also fitted with smoke grenade dischargers.
The FV103 Spartan is powered by a Cummins BTA 5.9-liter diesel engine, delivering 190 horsepower. This vehicle has a maximum road speed of 80 km/h.
Vehicle is fully amphibious and fords water obstacles without any preparation. The FV103 is sealed and has an NBC protection system.
This armored personnel carrier is widely used as a platform, carrying anti-tank missiles. A good example is a FV120, carrying MILAN turret-mounted anti-tank missiles.