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FV103 Spartan
Function Tracked reconnaissance vehicle – CVR(T)
Crew 3 + 4
Weight 8.172 tonnes
Height 2.24 metre
Road speed 80 kmh (50 mph)
Engine Jaguar J60 No.1 mark 100B
Power 190 bhp (142 kW)
Range 483 kilometres
Primary armament 1 x 7.62mm MG (3000 rounds)

The FV103 Spartan is a member of the CVR(T) series, its main role is as a small APC or Recce vehicle.

The Spartan is a very small APC, that can only carry four men in addition to the crew of three. It is therefore used to carry small specialised groups, such as the reconnaissance teams, air defence sections, mortar fire controllers, and ambush parties.

A further variant, the Spartan MCT is fitted with a with Milan Compact Turret.

The Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) (CVR(T)) is a series of vehicles, which includes FV101 Scorpion, FV102 Striker, FV104 Samaritan, FV105 Sultan, FV106 Samson, and FV107 Scimitar.

The Spartan is also in service with Belgium, Oman, and Philippines.