During the 1950s, the French Army used the Daimler Ferret in large numbers but decided to build their own armoured car and Panhard started the production of the AML in 1960. Since then over 4000 vehicles have been completed and manufacture continues for the export market. The AML 60/90 have been sold to over 30 countries. In addition to the French production, 1600 AML 60/90 were built under license by South Africa under the name of Eland 60/90.
An armoured personnel carrier (APC) version was also introduced, the Panhard M3. The M3 and the AML share 95% of working parts, encouraging many countries to employ both the M3 and the AML in order to reduce operational costs.
Kit quality is terrible and it is a fact.
From the start it was clear that the filler can not be avoided. Slit size of 1 – 1.5 mm, and this amount for the entire model 50 mm. Chassis of model proved even worse. Wheels sticking outside the wheel arches on 2-3mm. Because of the inability to carve 3mm of body,i had to cut the wheel axis. I would generally advise for the ACE company to do a test assembly, so for the sake of interest.
Of improvements made: basket for cans, handles, antenna, fasteners and wheel anthers.
The model was painted with artistic acrylic paint , MIG pigments and artistic oil.