One more step in the armour evolution has been added: the AIFV. Greatly similar to most contemporary IFVs, specifically the US "Bradley" combat vehicle, the AIFV is aimed to be hard-hitting and transport/support a small group of infantry. The latter role is accomplished via the opened rear compartment which can hold 4-5 troops depending on their load-out. The hard-hitting portion is boasted through the 40mm main cannon and the secondary 15mm cannon. Most AIFVs are up-armored in the field with the additional "Bird Cage" slatted armor around the infantry compartment and adding extra plates on the rear hatches. When traveling in columns, at least one of these vehicles opts for a plow.
About this creation
Front hatches open with crew. One driver and one commander/gunner.
Rear hatches open with three dismounts.
Size comparison with field technician.
Note: I really detest how these photos came out. I assure you they are not this blurry on programs elsewhere. My apologies.