EE-9 M4 APFSDS Testbed

Federative Republic of Brazil (1985) Wheeled Reconnaissance Vehicle – 1 Built In 1984, Engesa initiated the development of an APFSDS (Armor Piercing Fin Stabilized Discarding Sabot) round for the low pressure 90 mm gun of the EE-9. Why exactly Engesa entered such an endeavor is unknown, as kinetic energy projectiles are usually not viable for…

EE-9 M4 ET-25

Federative Republic of Brazil (1985) Wheeled Anti-Aircraft Vehicle – 1 Built As the Iraq-Iran War was raging on, Iraq was searching for anything which might be able to swing the conflict in its favor. To accomplish this, Iraq sought help from a rising powerhouse in the defense export world to help bring this advantage. The…

EE-9 M2 and M3 Cascavel

Federative Republic of Brazil (1974) Wheeled Reconnaissance Vehicle – 464 Built (M2), 200 Built (M3) While the EE-9 was still in its pre-production stage, known as the CRM, the Brazilian Army considered arming their new wheeled reconnaissance vehicle with a 90 mm gun in 1972. The 90 mm gun would not only make the Cascavel…

CRM and EE-9 M2 37 mm

Federative Republic of Brazil (1971-1975/1976) Reconnaissance Vehicle – At Least 9 Built + 102 Ordered Up until 1967, Brazil was dependent on foreign countries for armored vehicles. Throughout and in the aftermath of World War 2, Brazil received large numbers of cheap surplus armored vehicles from the United States, including the M3 Stuart and the…