Alvis Saracen APC

Manufacturer: Alvis Limited, Coventry, West Midlands, UK.

Development of the Alvis Saracen APC (FV603) was developed shortly after the Second World War, and shares many components with the Alvis Saladin (6x6) armoured car. The first prototypes where completed in 1952, 1,838 vehicles where built by 1972 when production was completed. It has now been replaced in front line British Army service by the FV432.

Technical specifications

Engine: Rolls-Royce B80 Mk6A 8-Cylinder petrol @160bhp
Maximum speed: 72 kph
Fuel capacity & range: 200L 400km
Armament: 1x 7.62mm MG (Turret or Ring) 2x 3 Smoke Dischargers.
Combat weight: 10, 170 Kg
Length: 5.233m
Width: 2.539m
Height: 2.463 (turret top)
Armour: 16mm (max) Steel
Crew: 2 + 10