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British Saracen APC - head on detail


Built on the same basic chassis as the Saladin Armoured Car (see entry), this 6 wheel drive APC was designed in 1952 and has served with the British army until the 1990's, latterly in an urban role in Northern Ireland, and with many other countries until very recently. It had the same performance as the Saladin, a speed of 45mph, good cross-country performance and the ability to operate on 5 wheels to cope with mine damage. This particular vehicle, named 'Caen', was used by the Queens Own Yeomanry up to the late 1970's


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

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