Gameicon WEE Gameicon WAB Gameicon WRD
VAB ingame
Nation Flag of France France
Class Armored Personal Carrier
Variant(s) VAB T20/13
Cost 10 Supply
Armor Front 1 / Side 1 / Rear 1 / Top 1
Icon WALB Strength 10
Size Medium


Speed 90 km/h
Road Speed 150 km/h
Icon WRD Amphibious 45 km/h
Icon WALB Stealth Poor
Fuel Capacity 300 L
Icon WALB Autonomy 1200 km
Icon WALB Year 1976
Icon WALB Type Marine, Motorized, Support
MMG M2 Browning (12.7mm)

The VAB, Véhicule de l'Avant Blindé (Armored Forward Vehicle) is an APC still in use amongst the French Forces. Amphibious, it is the chassis of an impressive amount of variants, including command posts, reconnaissance, artillery spotting, tank hunter, and electronic warfare. Fast and cheap, the VAB is to be used on secured roads to bring troops to the frontlines as soon as possible, but lacks interest after unloading its troops.

Available to NATO forces, the VAB also exists as VAB PC (PC for Command Post) and VAB Mephisto, a tank hunter.

The VAB's main characteristics are:

  • High speed. It is the third fastest APC in the game, behind the German TPz Fuchs and British FV103 Spartan.
  • Excellent operational range with extremely low fuel consumption.
  • Cheap price.

Used with the French infantry only, the VAB is used when you need to bring troops somewhere fast. It's average HMG will bring additional anti-infantry firepower to the infantry group it is carrying and damaging helicopters flying by.


European Escalation Edit

Weapons M2 Browning
Type HMG No Weapon No Weapon
Name M2 Browning
Caliber 12.7mm
Ammo x 2000
Range Ground = 1226 m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Accuracy 3
Icon WRD Stabilizer N/A
AP Power 0
HE Power 1
Icon WALB Suppression N/A
Rate of fire 500 r/min

Red Dragon Edit

Weapons WRD Icon M2 Browning
Type MMG No Weapon No Weapon
Name M2 Browning
Caliber 12.7mm
Ammo x 2000
Range Ground = 1050 m
Helicopters = 875 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Accuracy 15%
Icon WRD Stabilizer 5%
AP Power N/A
HE Power .75
Icon WALB Suppression 90
Rate of fire 652 r/min

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