- Other / Don’t know
- I said no
The FN 4RM was developed by Belgian arms manufacturer FN Herstal after the Belgian Gendarmerie sent out requirements for a fast armored vehicle to deal with civil unrest in the early 1960s.
Now, a law enforcement vehicle in War Thunder?
Indeed, this little car didn’t shoot rubber bullets or tear gas, nor does it use some low-velocity grenade launcher, no, we’re talking about a 90 mm MECAR cannon firing HEAT-FS and shrapnel rounds!
If a 90 mm HEAT shell can’t deal with some protesters, then I don’t know what will!
The FN 4RM was based on the FN 4RM/62 Ardennes truck and 62 of them were built between 1971 and 1972, and the 90 mm MECAR guns were directly taken from the old CATI 90 tank destroyers
This version had a coaxial machine gun and a pintle-mounted machine gun to… take down the protesters’ fighter jets??
Smoke grenade launchers were also fitted to the turret to make sure that protesters are really really incapable of striking back after getting shot at with HEAT rounds and twin machine guns.
They went on to serve with the Gendarmerie until the 1990s when they were retired, but some are still in storage in running order.
Specifications - FN 4RM/62F ABC
MECAR 90 mm cannon (Ammo: 40)
- HEAT-FS: 350 mm at 0°, 640 m/s
- Shrapnel: 330 m/s
- Reloading rate: Probably 8.7 → 6.7 s like on the AML-90
- Vertical guidance: -12 / 27°
FN MAG 7.62 mm light machine gun x2 (Ammo: 3800)
- Vertical guidance: -10 / 55°
Smoke launchers (2 x 6)
Slightly more than an AML-90
FN 652 6-cylinder engine (130 hp)
Max. speed: 110 km/h
Power to weight ratio: 14.77 hp per ton
3 (Driver, Commander, Gunner)
Mass: 8.8 t
Length: 4.5 m
Width: 2.26 m
Height: 2.37 m
This fun little armored car is strikingly similar to the AML-90, and should most probably be played like one!
As for where it would go, it would be an excellent addition to a Benelux tech tree, and while it could go to France with a Belgian subtree or as an event vehicle, the presence of the AML-90 would make it feel a bit redundant.