By Carl Schulze
The Transportpanzer 1 Fuchs (‘Fuchs’ being German for ‘fox’) wheeled armoured personnel carriers are, aside from the Leopard main battle tanks, the most iconic and most prominent assets of the modern German Army.
The Fuchs is a highly mobile, armour-protected and amphibious vehicle that offers extreme cross-country mobility. Since 1979 the vehicle has been in service with the German Bundeswehr. Fitted with a wide range of mounting kits, mission kits and equipment sets, the vehicles saw and still see service with combat forces, combat support forces and command assets in Germany and on various missions abroad.
This work in four parts covers the development, prototypes, technology, the different mounting kits, mission kits, equipment sets and combat capability improvements of the Fuchs in unprecedented detail.