CVR(T) Spartan
Armoured Personnel Carrier
Model FV103

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The Spartan is the armoured personnel carrier variant of the series. The driver’s position, engine and transmission layout is similar to the basic Scorpion. The crew consists of three with a troop compartment in the rear for another four. The vehicle has provision for a vehicle commander in a cupola similar to the Striker. The troops in the rear have a two part hatch in the roof and a rear hatch. There are no firing ports in the rear compartment. The vehicle’s armament consists of a 7.62mm machine gun and smoke dischargers.

Crew: 7 ( driver, Commander/gunner, section leader, 4 troops)
Weight (max): 17,975 lbs
Height: 6 ft 10 in (top of hull)
Length: 16 ft 1/2 in
Width: 7 ft 3 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.