|Type||Infantry fighting vehicle|
|Place of origin||France|
|Crew||3 crew + 8 troops|
|Armour||Frontal armour resistant against 23 mm API from 300 m|
|20mm automatic cannon M693 F1 (800 rounds)|
|7.62mm co-axial machine gun (2,000 rounds)|
|Engine||Hispano-Suiza HS 115
280 hp (210 kW)
The first production vehicles were delivered in 1973 to the 7th Mechanised Brigade stationed at Reims.
The AMX-10P mounts a GIAT M693 20 mm automatic cannon with a day sight with 6× magnification. The cannon, which has an effective range of 1,500 metres, has a rate of fire of 700 rounds per minute. The frontal armour protects against 23 mm API and 14.5 mm API rounds, while all-round protection is against small arms bullets and artillery shell splinters only.[needs update] In the French Army, 108 were to be upgraded between 2006 and 2008, improving the armour and mobility. The modifications will significantly increase the vehicles' protection with the installation of add-on armour, while improving mobility by fitting new suspension systems and a strengthened gearbox. The AMX 10P tracked IFV will be upgraded by Giat Industries.
An active armour kit is currently available. The French Army is currently replacing its AMX-10P vehicles with the new Véhicule Blindé de Combat d'Infanterie. The first regiment to retire all its AMX-10P was the 35th Infantry Regiment in Belfort in December 2008.