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Saracen (6 x 6) armored personnel carrier

Country of Origin: Britain


Derived from the chassis of the FV601 Saladin armored car (but deployed before the Saladin), the FV603 6 x 6 wheeled armored personnel carrier first entered service in the early 1950s.

Its design reflected the need for better protection for infantry operating in a variety of combat climates, especially that of (then) Malaya, where the lack of such vehicles was originally experienced.

It is a large vehicle with a front-mounted engine and built-up superstructure with sloping sides....

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