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R2.5 Gorgona (4 x 4)

Country of Origin: Italy


The Italian Oto Melara R2.5 Gorgona, a 4 x 4 armored reconnaissance vehicle, was one of the lightest combat vehicles in service. It resembled a four-door, rear-engine sedan but had 15-mm armor, 38-mm thick bulletproof glazing and run-flat tires. The Gorgona was amphibious.

The police version was unarmed but the roof could accommodate remotely fired 7.62-mm or 12.7-mm machine-gun mounts or a shield for a gunner.


No longer in service.

Initial operational capability (IOC) was in the...

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