British F.V. 103 APC Spartan Armoured Personnel Carrier

British F.V. 103 APC Spartan Armoured Personnel Carrier, 1:87 H0 Model Kit Trident

The Spartan is a British armoured personnel carrier of the CVR(T) family of tracked armoured vehicles. The Spartan carries a crew of two, and five passengers who are typically combat specialists like engineers or anti-tank guided missile teams. There is also an F.V. 120 Spartan anti-tank guided missile vehicle with MILAN Compact Turret (MCT).

Available Scale Model Kits

  • F.V. 103 Spartan APC, 1:76 Cromwell Models CM14
  • F.V. 103 Spartan APC, 1:87 Trident

Technical Specifications

  • F.V. 103 APC Spartan
  • Motor: 5.9 litre Cummins BTA diesel, 190 hp (142 kW)
  • Speed: 80 km/h on roads
  • Length: 5100 mm
  • Width: 2400 mm
  • Height: 2200 mm
  • Weight: 8100 kg
  • Armament: 7.62 mm GPMG, smoke grenade dischargers
  • Crew: Commander, Driver, 5 Passengers

Historical Employment

  • British Army and R.A.F.
  • Iraq
  • Oman
  • Botswana

Official Variants

The Scorpion family of armoured fighting vehicles includes a number of interesting variants, of which the Scorpion and Scimitar recce vehicles are most useful for wargamers.

Cold War Miniatures