Panhard AMD 178 – French Reconnaissance vehicle


The Panhard AMD 178, nicknamend Pan-Pan, was an advanced 4×4 recoinnaissance vehicle, with a crew of 4. With an effective main gun of 25 mm and a 7.5 mm coaxial gun. The AMD class Automitrailleuse de Découverte was a specialized long range reconnassaince vehicle with a range of 400 kilometers. It had 5 to 8 mm of armor.

Panhard AMD 178 – French Reconnaissance vehicle - photo 2014
Panhard AMD 178 – French Reconnaissance vehicle – photo 2014
Inside the Panhard AMD 178 Reconnaissance vehicle - photo 2014
Inside the Panhard AMD 178 Reconnaissance vehicle – photo 2014
Panhard AMD 178 – French Reconnaissance vehicle - photo 2014
Panhard AMD 178 – French Reconnaissance vehicle – photo 2014

The Germans used them as Panzerspähwagen and as schienenwagen or rail vehicle.

Panhard 178 - courtesy of Bundesarchiv Im Osten, Schienen Spähpanzer
Panhard 178 – courtesy of Bundesarchiv Im Osten, Schienen Spähpanzer


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