The AMX-10P Marine Infantry Fighting Vehicle used by the Indonesian Marine Corps, at the peak there were 34 AMX-10P Marines in service. The Indonesian 2nd Marine Amphibious Landing Vehicle Battalion Commander carried out a check on the readiness of the AMX-10P Marine Infantry Fighting Vehicle for Very Important Person (VIP) security at Juanda naval air station, Surabaya. The AMX-10P Marines was developed as a private venture by Nexter Systems (previously Giat Industries) Roanne facility specifically for the export market for use by marines and other armed forces having an amphibious capability. AMX-10P Marine is an AMX-10P with improved amphibious capabilities and a modified propulsion system that allowed for top speeds of up to 10 km/h in water.
The overall layout of the AMX-10P Marines is identical to the standard AMX-10P infantry combat vehicle covered in detail in a separate entry. The main differences are its modifications to give it an improved amphibious capability and a wide range of weapon systems that can be fitted. AMX-10P Marine developed for the Indonesian Marine Corps. 24 fitted with the Nexter Systems one-man turret armed with a .50 (12.7 mm) M2 HB machine gun and 10 fitted with the Nexter Systems TS 90 two-man turret armed with a 90 mm F4 gun and 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun. Singapore ordered a total of 44 vehicles in two configurations, 22 with the Nexter Systems TS 90 two-man turret (PAC 90) and 22 with the Nexter Systems Dragar one-man turret armed with a 25 mm M811 cannon and 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun (P 25 ICV). Singapore took delivery of 24 units in 1993 and 20 units in 1994.
The AMX-10P is a French amphibious infantry fighting vehicle. It was developed after 1965 to replace the AMX-VCI in service with the mechanized regiments of the French Army; the prototypes were completed in 1968. Production commenced between 1972 and 1973. AMX-10Ps were popular with several Arab armies and have been operated by Iraq, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. The AMX-10P was developed by the Atelier de Construction d’Issy-les-Moulineaux (AMX) in response to a French army requirement for a new tracked armored fighting vehicle to supplement or replace the aging AMX-VCI. AMX-10Ps have a very distinctive, pointed hull and a sloping glacis plate, with the driver’s position visible to the left.
AMX-10P hulls are fabricated from a welded steel or aluminum alloy and are notable for their parallel incorporation of the driving and engine compartments. The driver is seated at the front of the vehicle and to the left. An AMX-10P’s driving compartment is provided with a single hatch cover opening to the rear and three periscopes intended for observation purposes when the hatch is closed. The troop compartment is at the rear of the hull and is provided with two roof hatches. Passengers embark and debark from a ramp, which is accessed through two doors at the rear. The transmission consists of a hydraulic torque converter coupled to a gearbox with one reverse and four forward driving gears. The AMX-10P utilizes a torsion bar suspension, which supports five road wheels with the drive sprocket at the front and idler near the rear.