CVR(T) Samson Recovery Vehicle
Model FV106

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The Samson is the armoured recovery vehicle of the series and is well equipped for the job. The hull is similar to the Spartan APC. A winch, which is driven off the vehicles engine, is mounted on the interior of the Samson. A spade type rear anchor is attached to the rear of the Samson to assist in anchoring the vehicle in heavy winching operations. The vehicle crew normally consists of three soldiers who specialize in recovery and repair operations. A variety of other gear is carried on the vehicle to include a tow bar, various spare parts, tools, etc… The armament consists of a 7.62mm machine gun and smoke dischargers.

Crew: 3 ( driver, commander, and recovery mechanic)
Weight (max): 19,264 lbs
Height: 7 ft 2 in
Length: 15 ft 5 in
Width: 7 ft 101/2 in
Electrical System: 24 volt

Notes For Collectors: A wide variety of the CVR(T) series vehicles are now available on the private collectors market. These typically include the Scorpion, Sabre, Spartan, Sultan, Striker, and Samson. If you are looking for an armoured vehicle to drive, the CVR(T) series of vehicles offers performance, automotive dependability, spare parts availability and are small enough to store without excessive expenses. The CVR(T) vehicles are quite modern, especially for the private collectors market. The British Army still uses many of them on active duty. Most of the older armoured vehicles, for example the M4 Sherman, are difficult at best to maintain due to lack of spare parts availability. The prices of CVR(T) vary widely depending on condition and model. The gun versions (Scorpion (76mm) and Sabre (30mm) generally are the most expensive followed by Spartan APC and so on. If you are in the USA I would recommend that you buy the best condition vehicle you can afford to buy. Restoring one here is difficult at best. We do stock some CVR(T) spares and our list is constantly growing.