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Land Rover "Tangi" Armored Patrol Vehicle


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: Great Britain (Northern Ireland's RUC)
First Produced/Service Dates: 1986
Manufactured by: Chassis: Land Rover; Armor: RUC Workshops
Crew: 2+3
Armament: Personal Weapons of Crew
Engine: (8) Cylinder Petrol and (5) Cylinder Turbo Diesel
Miscellaneous Info: The "Tangi" (meaning "Tank" in the African Swahili language) was designed and built by the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) and are based on the strengthend Defender 110 Land Rover Chassis. This vehicle was developed right around the same time as the Glover-Webb APV, which was designed for use by the British Army in Northern Ireland.  The Tangi was succeeded by the Pangolin Armoured Land Rover Mark IV and Penman ALR Mark IV.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Land Rover "Tangi" Armored Patrol Vehicle Photos "7996"
Land Rover "Tangi" Armored Patrol Vehicle Photos (Circa 1987) The vehicle on the right was fitted with an experimental body designed by the Research and Development Establishment- RADE. "7996"
Land Rover "Softskin Tangi" Patrol Vehicle Photo (Circa 1998) Two vehicles were fitted with polycarbonate plastic armor similar to that used on the Armored Land Rover Series 3 "Piglets" "7996"
Land Rover "Tangi" Armored Patrol Vehicle Photos Colin Patterson - Belfast, Northern Ireland UK
 Land Rover "Tangi" Armored Patrol Vehicle Photo Joe Trevithick - Arlington, Virginia USA
Land Rover "Tangi" Armored Patrol Vehicle Photos "Spit" - Northern Ireland
Land Rover "Tangi" Armored Patrol Vehicle Photo Ian Young - England
Land Rover "Tangi" (Left) and "Simba/Shenzi Mark II" (Right) Armored Patrol Vehicles. "7996"

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
Land Rover "Tangi" Armored Land Patrol Vehicle Information and Photos Land Rover Madness Website

Printed

Reference Author
Armoured and Heavy Vehicles of the RUC: 1922-2001 (Ian Allen Publishing) David Dunne
"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
Military Land Rover: Development and In Service (Ian Allen Publishing) Pat Ware
Modern Military Land Rovers: In Colour (1971-1994) (Windrow & Greene Automotive) James Taylor & Bob Morrison
"Royal Ulster Constabulary" (December 1995 Issue of Military In Scale Magazine) Bob Morrison
"Thin Grey Line" (October 1995 Issue of Land Rover Owner International Magazine) Bob Morrison
"Ulster Armoured Land Rovers" (May 2013 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) Bob Morrison
"War Babies (RUC Rovers) (February 1995 Issue of Land Rover World Magazine) Paul Entwistle

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
       
Aftermarket Items Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Land Rover RUC "Tangi" Armored Land Rover Conversion Set (LR012) Accurate Armour 1/35 Multi-Media Set. Conversion for Hobby Boss Defender Kit or Accurate Armour's "110" Chassis Set (Shown Below)
Land Rover "110" (Defender) Chassis Set (LRA007) Accurate Armour 1/35 Multi-Media.
Land Rover Defender Lense and Tailight Set (SKP 127) SKP Model 1/35 Multi-Media; For Hobby Boss Series of Landys.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
RUC "Tangi" Evidence Gathering Vehicle Land Rover Model Kit Photos (1/24 Converted Die Cast Display Model) "Spit" - Northern Ireland