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British Saladin Armoured Car - turret and rear details


This 6 wheel drive armoured car was produced by Alvis Ltd during the 1960's and served with British forces into the 1970's. It had a top speed of 45mph (72km/h) but had good cross-country performance from it 6 wheel design and could function capably after the loss of any one of those wheels. The chassis was the same as that used for the Saracen APC (see other entry) but this variant mounted a 2-man turret armed with a 76mm gun. This example, named 'El Alamein' serves as a gate guardian for the Queens Own Yeomanry.


Yorkshire Squadron, The Queens Own Yeomanry, Fulford Barracks, York. Feb' 2004

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