BERLIET VUDB (Voiture de Prise de Contact)

BERLIET VUDB (Voiture de Prise de Contact)
Image: Berliet VUDB (
Vehicle TypeLight 4x4 Personnel Carrier
Origin & DesignerFrance/Berliet
Numbers Produced50
CrewDriver + Six Man Squad
Main Armament2 x 7.5mm FN 24/29 Machine Guns
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Turret Traverse[@turret_traverse]
Gun Traverse[@gun_traverse]
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun Sight[@gun_sight]
Secondary Armament[@secondary_armament]
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried4000 x 7.5mm
Combat Weight4.950 kg
Ground Clearance0.30m
Fording Depth[@fording_depth]
Trench Crossing[@trench_crossing]
Obstacle Clearance[@obstacle_clearance]
Climbing Ability[@climbing_ability]
ArmourLower Hull Front: 7mm
Lower Hull Sides: 7mm
Lower Hull Rear: 7mm
Upper Hull Front: 5.5mm
Upper Hull Sides: 5.5mm
Upper Hull Rear: 5.5mm
Hull Top: 3mm
Hood Top: 3mm
Hull Bottom: 3mm
EngineBerliet 4-Cyl (Petrol)
Transmission4 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range300 km
Maximum Cross Country Range[@maximum_cross_country_range]
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed53 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed15 kph
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
NotesDesigned to carry a Rifle Squad the VUDB had slits for use as firing ports, it served mainly in Africa but some saw action in France in 1940.