LORRAINE 38L (VBCP)
The Lorraine 38L is the French armored personnal carrier also known as "VBCP" for "voiture blindee de Chasseurs Portes", Chasseurs Portes's armoured car.
The Lorraine 38L had a carry capacity of 12 men (6 in the tractor and 6 in the trailer). The platoon leader's vehicle had only 7 occupants so there would have been ample space in the trailer for ammunitions and other items. 440 vehicles were ordered, but only 150 delivered.
30 Lorraine 38L were modified in 1944 for the FFI (Free French forces of the Interior) and armed with a German MG151/15 (15mm) aircraft heavy machinegun.
Maximum armor : 6-8mm
Maximum speed : 35 km/h
(Sorry, no accent on the last 'e'... I did put it in, but it converts it to some strange cyrillic character... must be my strange, half-cyrillic computer...)
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 07 June, 2006.