Renault VAB 4x4 ULTIMA

Renault VAB 4x4 ULTIMA

Complete Renault VAB 4x4 ULTIMA kit in 1/48 scale

Kit contains:

  • Resin parts
  • Decal sheet
  • Brass photo-cutting board
  • Brass rods to make wheels movable if desired
  • Pre-cut windows
  • Assembly instructions with parts list and color photos: Download instructions

You can also contact us to have this model assembled and painted with the camouflage of your choice.

  • Renault VAB 4x4 ULTIMA
  • Renault VAB 4x4 ULTIMA
  • Renault VAB 4x4 ULTIMA

History of the Renault VAB 4x4 ULTIMA

As its name suggests, the VAB "Ultima" version is the ultimate evolution of the venerable Véhicule de l'Avant Blindé, in service with the French army for over 30 years and deployed on all operations in which the army has been involved.

This latest version sees the vehicle pushed to the limit of its capabilities, and incorporates the latest evolutions developed over the past few years, including the crash programs launched as a matter of urgency for the needs of the commitment in Afghanistan. Improvements concern both firepower and human protection (eight on-board Felin fighters + two crew members).

The VAB Ultima integrates a ballistic over-armor kit, a wheel arch protection kit, an anti-IED belly box and individual mine-resistant suspension seats. Armament includes Kongsberg's Protector TOP remotely-operated turret, fitted with either a 12.7 mm machine gun (200 rounds) or a 40 mm grenade launcher (42 rounds), enabling the gunner to operate while protected inside the vehicle. The VAB is also equipped with Sagem's SITEL communication and command system.

This latest version is available in three variants: a "Rang" vehicle that can carry 8 Felin fighters; a version equipped with the Eryx anti-tank missile; and another with the Milan light anti-tank wire-guided missile (MBDA). 120 VAB Ultima have been ordered by the French army, which will dedicate this fleet to Felin units going on operations.