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cluttonfred

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I was traveling in Tunisia last week and saw this four-wheeled APC guarding an intersection. The gun was covered but at first glance seemed bigger than a .50 cal, perhaps a 20 mm. Can anyone identify it?
 

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The cited reference suggests it is a Fiat 6616, the 6614 variant armed with a 20mm cannon. Tunisa bought 110.

So that appears to be your mystery.
 

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The Wikipedia entry actually says that Tunisia operates 110 of the Model 6614, not the Model 6616. A Google search shows that the 6616, while operating on substantially the same chassis, is an armored reconnaissance vehicle with a much larger 2-man turret. The 6616 also appears to have the power plant location reversed (engine rear) from the position of the louvers. So what I saw was definitely a 6614 with a .50 caliber heavy mg, the cover just made it appear bigger than it really is. What appeared to be a turret is actually a set of fold-up armored plates to protect the gunner. The images below of a Tunisian peacekeeper standing guard in West Africa and an old FIAT advertisement confirm the ID. Thanks, all!
 

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Yes, this car is positively an Iveco (FIAT) 6614, as we can argue from the grilles of the engine compartment in the front of the vehicle.

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