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The Fox Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Wheeled) (CVR(W)) replaced the Saladin armoured car in service with the Regular and Territorial Army reconnaissance regiments. The Fox is a 4-wheel drive armoured car with a powerful Jaguar 4.2 litre petrol engine making it one of the fastest vehicles of its type.
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With its usual professionalism, the British Army had prepared for war. Now, as the Soviet Army flooded across the border into West Germany, it was ready and waiting. Fox, Scorpion and Scimitar recon vehicles skirmished with the Soviet forward detachments as the Challenger and Chieftain armoured regiments waited. The infantry held the towns and woods, forcing the enemy into killing zones, new Warrior infantry fighting vehicles in fire support. If anything broke through, the airmobile troops in their Lynx helicopters would hold them. The British Army is ready.
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It had a crew of three and had a low profile rotating turret armed with a 30mm RARDEN cannon and a coaxial 7.62mm machine-gun. Mounted to the right of the main cannon is a GEC-Marconi Defence Systems passive night sight with modes for gunnery and surveillance.
Assembling the Fox Armoured Car