LEXICAL INDEX

You will encounter in these pages abbreviations, near-abbreviations and acronyms, chiefly in the technical specs sheets. Here is an updated list by alphabetical order:

AFV Armored Fighting Vehicle
APFSDS Armour-Piercing Fin-Stabilized Discarding-Sabot Round
APC Armored Personal Carrier
ARV Armored Recovery Vehicle
ASV Armored Security Vehicle
AT Anti-Tank
ATGM Anti-Tank Guided Missiles
AVLB Armored Vehicle-Launched Bridge
BARV Beach Armored Recovery Vehicle
C&C Command & Control (System)
Cdr Commander
CEV Combat Engineering Vehicle
ERA Explosive Reactive Armor
FCS Fire Control System
ft Feet
HEAT High Explosive Anti-Tank
HMG Heavy Machine-gun
hp Horsepower
IFF Identification Friend or Foe
IFV Infantry Fighting Vehicle
gas Gasoline (engine)
kph Kilometers per hour
kw Kilowatts
LR Laser Rangefinder
m Meter(s)
mm Millimeters
mph Miles per hour
MG Machine-gun
p/w power-to-weight (engine ratio)
rf Rifled barrel (main gun)
RHA Rolled Homogeneous Armour
rpm Revolutions Per Minute (engine)
sb Smooth bore barrel (main gun)
SPAAG Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun
SP Self-Propelled
SPG Self-Propelled Gun
SPH Self-Propelled Howitzer
TME Tactical Missile Erector
TEL Transporter Erector Launcher (missile)

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