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Very nice photos! I sure would like one of those vehicles they have like the one marked ISAF! What kind of rigs are they?
 

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Only one where the soldiers wear a green beret. Alpine troops and Infantry. Mainly troops belonging to the equivalent of US SOCOM.
 

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Very nice photos! I sure would like one of those vehicles they have like the one marked ISAF! What kind of rigs are they?

http://www.armyrecognition.com/europe/France/vehicules_...ance_description.htm

http://www.panhard.fr/francais/index.htm


http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=l6aSybJq2n4&feature=related


http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=FHKXQnY1ggg

VBL, Vehicule Blindé Léger, Light Armoured Vehicle, built by Panhard, it was developped as a Reco Vehicle to be used in the European Theater of Operation.
It is amphibious and has a good protection against small arms fire and shrapnels
 

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Geez they have some screwed up looking guns.
 

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Thank for the links! I really want one for my birthday! It would be a great all around town rig. Are they petrol or diesel?
 

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The VBL Panhard has a 100HP turbo charged diesel engine made by peugeot, 4WD, automatic gear box, max speed is 100km/h on roads or 6km/h on water.

You have noticed that on several of the pictures,N°3, 6, 7) there is a US soldier alongside the French and Afghans, a NCO from the 82nd airborn division (the AA patch can be seen clearly as well as a SSG or SFC insigna) and his ARPAT camo battle dress stands out.

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Is this the French Foreign Legion?

These guys are mostly Chasseur Alpins (mountain troops), best suited to operate in the mountains of Afghanistan, a few others are obviously Paratroopers, only on the 16th picture there seems to be two Foreign Legion Officers with the green beret (The French navy commandos also wear a green beret but British style).

The Foreign Legion is a very small component of the Armée de Terre, the total strength of the Foreign Legion including its bases and training units is 7700 men, of which 1700 are Officers and NCO of French origin (the Armée de terre is 140.000 strong on active duty).
The Foreign Legion has five regiments and three base/training units.

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Pictures French Ministry of Defense.
 

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As an American I'd just like to say how much I appreciate the support of our oldest ally throughout our endeavors in the dangers of the modern world.
 

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Edmond,
What troops are the ones wearing the large blue, almost matador style berets? And it looks as if most of these troops are not equipped with electronic sights, such as the Aimpoint or ACOG. Has the Armée de Terre not made these standard issue?
 
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