The Boxer Multi Role Armoured Vehicle is a joint venture of the Dutch and German Defense industry, and is designed primarily to replace the older tracked AFV's (such as the YPR765 and M577, and various M113 and Fuchs1 types). Following the trend of multi-wheeled developments, the all wheel-drive, four wheel-steer Boxer has been designed as a Multi-role vehicle, through use of removable rear modules, which can be exchanged in under 30 minutes to. The Boxer can be turned into a Personal Carrier (carrying eight Infantry soldiers), Ambulance, Command and Logistics (transport) vehicle. Other options are a Recovery and a 120mm Mortar Carrier version. The Boxer is heavily protected by Modular Armour, which can be exchanged or upgraded by simply replacing the bolted panels. Internally the seats are suspended for additional crew protection. At a maximum weight of 33 tons, and a length of 7.88 meters and 2.99 meters wide, it is the largest wheeled AFV currently in production. The model is an all resin kit from Vajra ( read the review here), which shows a German Command version of the Boxer. The Command version is externally distinguished by the double rectangular hatches in the module roof. The model is painted with Tamiya paints from the NATO range, and weathered lightly with MIG pigments. The base is a solid Oak plinth, with groundwork from Treemendus, and hanging basket liner for the scrubs.
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