Trumpeter Canadian AVGP Grizzly (Late)Military Kits : Ground Armor : Amphibious Vehicles
- Parts: 220
- For Ages: 14+
- Assembly: Requires Glue
- Released: Mar 2012
- Availability: In Stock
- Price: $29.36
Item DescriptionThe AVGP (Armoured Vehicle General Purpose) is a series of three armoured fighting vehicles ordered by the Canadian military in 1977. The three vehicles are the Grizzly, Cougar and Husky. These were based on the six-wheeled version of the Swiss MOWAG Piranha I.
The AVGP had propellers and trim vanes for amphibious use, like the eight-wheeled Bison which was the vehicle family's immediate successor. Recent retrofits have removed the marine drive system, as it was seldom used and maintenance was costly. The Canadian Army's LAV III, the United States Marine Corps' LAV-25, and the US Army's Stryker are other variants of the Piranha family, and directly evolved from the Canadian designs.
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