The FV432 series was developed to meet the requirements of the British Army in the late 1950s with the first prototype completed in 1961. In 1962 GKN Sanky was awarded a production contract for the FV432and the first production vehicles were compleated in 1963.
Production continued untill 1971 by which time about 3000 vehicles had been built. First production models were the Mk 1 petrol 432’s followed by the Mk 2 and Mk 2/1 which were diesel’s . For a short period the 432 was known as the Trojan but this name was droped to avoid confusion with the car company of the same name.
This vehicle and its varients (approx 10) are used only by the British Army. The 432 has a crew of two (Driver and Comander), it can also carry 10 infantry men and all of their equipment. The all welded steel hull provides protection against small arms fire and shell splinters. This vehicle has amphibious capabilities with the aid of a floatation screen, and by using track propulsion has a top speed of 6.6 Kph in the water.

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Crew 2:

Commander, Driver and 10 infantry men

Combat Weight:

15.28 Tonnes

Max Road Speed:

52.2km/h (32.4mph)

Fuel Capacity:

454 Litres (100 gallons)

Max Road Range:

480km (298 miles)


Rolls Royce K60 – 2-Stroke, 6 -cylinder, multi-fuel developing 240hp@3750rpm


6.57 Litres


TX200 semi automatic with 6 forward gears and 1 reverse


1 x 1.62GPMG (or BREN LMG)