The VBL-1 is a Light Armor unit fielded by the European Union. It fills the same role in the French Army as the Humvee does in the ground forces of the former United States factions.
- Unit Type: Light Armor
- Availability: European Union
- Cost: $6,000
- Anti-Infantry Attack: 5
- Anti-Vehicle Attack: 4
- Anti-Air Attack: 6
- Defense Rating: 2
- Hit Points: 18
- Collateral Damage: 1
- Sight Range: 4
- Target Range: 1
- Movement Range per turn: 10
- Fuel Supply: 60
Fast-moving and lightly armed and armored, the VBL 1 is the EU's equivalent to the Humvee used by the various American factions of the Second American Civil War. It is an excellent light reconnaissance vehicle, well-suited to searching for the enemy ahead of an advancing, heavier friendly ground force or moving in to take objectives that are lightly defended, or not defended at all. The VBL-1's armor is meant to stop bullets, not rockets or shells, so it must avoid contact with enemy Medium and Heavy Armor at all costs.
If a VBL 1 is promoted to Experienced or Veteran status, its Hit Points and Fuel Supply increase each time. Its upgraded stats for each level of Veterancy status are:
- Experienced- Hit Points: 21, Fuel Supply: 66
- Veteran- Hit Points: X, Fuel Supply: X
Behind the Scenes Edit
- The VBL 1 unit is the Panhard Véhicule Blindé Léger ("Light armoured vehicle"), also known by its acronym Panhard VBL or simply VBL, a French wheeled 4x4 all-terrain vehicle built by Panhard. The vehicle is offered in various configurations, and was designed to combine the agility of the Peugeot VLTT liaison vehicle with adequate protection against small arms fire, artillery fragments, mines and NBC weapons. The VBL is fully amphibious and can swim at 5.4 km/h; it is also air transportable by C-130, C-160 and A400M. It was developed during the 1980s and entered operational service in France in 1990. It has a fuel consumption of 16 litres per 100 km.
- The VBL 1 was being used by France and Greece in 2013, and as of 2018 has not been adopted by any other European Union member states.