Today, the abbreviation VR stands for “Vehicle Resistance”. All vehicles we use are tested and armored according to VPAM BRV 2009 VR7 or VR9 (formerly B6 or B7).
VR7 (B6) has a steel thickness of 8 mm and a disk thickness of 40 mm. Proof mark: max. caliber 7.62 x 51.
VR9 (B7), on the other hand, has a steel thickness of 10.5 mm and a target thickness of 68 mm. Proof: max. caliber 7.62 x 51 HC.
If more than one caliber is specified, firing must be carried out with both calibers in order to achieve the resistance class. The resistance classes specified so far are B4 and B6/B7. The slash in the specification means that the bodywork corresponds to bullet class B7 and the glazing to bullet class BR6.
In addition to attacks with firearms, such vehicles also protect the occupants against attacks with IED/USBV, mines, UXOS, explosives, axes, crowbars and incendiary bombs (Molotov cocktails).