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Glover-Webb/Land Rover

Armored Patrol Vehicle (APV)


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: Great Britain and Iraq
First Produced/Service Dates: 1986 to Mid 1990's
Manufactured by: Chassis: Land Rover; Armor: Glover-Webb
Crew: 2+6
Armament: Personal Weapons of Crew
Engine: (8) Cylinder Petrol and (5) Cylinder Turbo Diesel
Miscellaneous Info: The APV is based upon based on the strengthend Defender 110 Land Rover Chassis . It was developed by Glover Webb for use by the British Army in Northern Ireland right about the same time that the RUC started the developement of their own Tangi patrol vehicle.  Also versions with better armor were developed and named APV 1.5 and APV 2.0(?). The APV was the successor of the VPK/HVVPK Series III "Piglet" Armored Land Rovers and the predecessor of the "Snatch" Land Rover (CAV 100).  Although we have not been able to find much information about it, an Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) was also developed (See Photos Below).
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Glover-Webb/Land Rover Armored Patrol Vehicle (AVP 1.5?) Photos Colin Patterson - Belfast, Northern Ireland UK
Iraqi Glover-Webb/Land Rover Armored Patrol Vehicle Photos Ian Young - Military Machines International Magazine
Glover-Webb/Land Rover Armored Personnel Carrier Photos  See notes on linked page. Ian Young

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
   

Printed

Reference Author
  "Armoured Land Rovers" (June 2010 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) James Lyle
"British Army Vehicles In Ulster" (January 1996 Issue of Military In Scale Magazine) Bob Morrison
Jane's Tank Recognition Guide (4th Edition) Christopher Foss
"Land Rover Buyer's Guide: Part 2" (September 2013 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)  Ian Young
Land Rover Defender: The World's Most Versatile Military Off-Road Vehicle (Tankograd Publishing) Carl Schulze
Military Land Rover: Development and In Service (Ian Allen Publishing) Pat Ware
"Mother of Invention" (April 2009 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) James Lyle
"On Patrol: Part 1" (March 2008 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) Geoff Fletcher

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Glover-Webb APV - Northern Ireland Model Kit (BW316) B.W. Models 1/76 Resin
Glover-Webb (Uparmored) APV - Northern Ireland Model Kit (BW317) B.W. Models 1/76 Resin
       
Accessory/Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Land Rover Defender Lense and Tailight Set (SKP 127) SKP Model 1/35 Multi-Media; For Hobby Boss Series of Landys.

Model Photos

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