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13 Jun 2019

12mm YPR-765 from Butlers Printed Models

One Dutch YPR-765. Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).

The YPR-765, main Dutch APC/IFV until recently is the result of a long development, started in 1967, when FMC (Food and Machinery Corp) just started to improve the M113. Two prototypes designated XM765 were being tested, derived from the XM701 (MICV-65 program). The latter was already aimed at replacing the M113 (Mechanised Infantry Combat Vehicle, 1965). The XM701 already had a sloped rear deck with firing ports for the infantry. Although evaluated, the XM765 was nevertheless rejected in favour of the M2 Bradley, but FMC decided to market it anyway for export as a cheap alternative to the Bradley and possible upgrade for its production, resulting in the PI M113A1 in 1970 and after revisions in 1970, came out with the AIFV (armoured infantry fighting vehicle). Four evaluation vehicles were built and eventually were chosen by the Netherlands, placing an order for 880 vehicles in 1975, which was re-designated YPR-765. After modifications, the order was altered to 2,079, of which 815 were to be manufactured locally under license and 1,264 in co-production with FMC.

Options available are:

YPR-765 pri                   - Standard IFV with 25 mm cannon in turret
YPR-765 pri turret ONLY - Turret ONLY from the YPR-765 pri
YPR-765 pri 50               - M113 cupola in place of turret with 50 cal Mg
YPR-765 pri 50 shields    - As above with additional shields
YPR-765 M26 Cupola      - IFV with M26 cupola and 50 cal Mg.  Usable as many variants, e.g. prco-C-1 or 2 or 3, or prmr
YPR-765 prat                  - IFV with TOW Hammerhead turret
YPR-765 prco-C-4           - Command post vehicle, M113 cupola, no mg, post for antenna
Tent                               - Tent that can be used with prco-C-4 (this is the tent ONLY)
AIFV-B-MILAN                - Belgian model with MILAN

All versions are also available with ERA armour (pictures show YPR-765 Pri with ERA)

TOW Hammerhead turret and pri turret are interchangeable
TOW Hammerhead turret is available separately from M901 ITV

Note: Choosing ERA with the Tent only option doesn't change the tent design but does make it more expensive.

YPR-765

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Pictures shown are for 15mm models

All models supplied unpainted, unbased and without crew (figures)

3D printed to order

Butlers Printed Models

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