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Thai Mosquito gains bite after successful trials

6th December 2018 - 04:16 GMT | by Sompong Nondhasa in Bangkok

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The AFV-420P Mosquito 4x4 APC built by Panus Assembly in Thailand passed all 15 tests at the Department of Army Transportation in Kanchanaburi Province on 20 November, meaning it officially meets Thai military standards and is ready for potential acquisition.

Developed from the HMV-420, which performed field tests before army and air force officers in September, Panus created the AFV-420P specifically to meet Thai requirements and to upgrade obsolete V-150 APCs.

The remodelled AFV-420P has thicker hull armour, plus add-on armour can be installed to defeat 12.7mm rounds and to protect against IEDs. Other new features include bigger

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Sompong, a Thai national living in Bangkok, is a fulltime photojournalist and editor of the …

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