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Saladin Mark 1 & 2 Armored Car

 


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: UK (and Many Others)
First Produced/Service Dates: 1958
Manufactured by: Alvis Ltd.
Crew: 3
Armament: Main: 76mm; Co-Axial: .30 cal; Secondary: .30 cal on Right-Top of Turret Roof.
Engine: 8 Cylinder
Miscellaneous Info: No Mark 1 Saladins were ever put in production. The Mk 1 designation only references the six pre-production vehicles.  The Mark 2 production vehicles share many common parts with the Alvis Saracen APC.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
  Saladin Mark II Photo David Green - Oxfordshire, UK
Saladin Mark 2 Photos (Beltring 2005) David Green
Saladin Mark 2 Photos Tim Lingle - Princeton, New Jersey USA
Saladin Mark 2 Photos Keith Paget - Northampton, UK
Saladin Mark 2 Armored Car Photos (F Sqn 3RTR SBA - Cyprus 1986-88) Lt. Col. Dick Taylor (RTR) - Blandford Forum, Dorset, UK
Saladin Mark 2 Armored Car Photos Lt. Col. Dick Taylor
Photo Above (Image taken at Bovington) Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, UK
Saladin Mark 2 Photos (Beltring 2005) Dennis Trowbridge
  Honduran Saladin Mark 2 Photos Dave Haugh - Content Editor
   Libyan Saladin Mark 2 Photo Dave Haugh

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
"British Wheeled Armor on Cyprus"  By Stelios Markides Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #32, Page 3)
"Last of the Line - No More Armored Cars in the British Army?"  By Peter Brown Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #32, Page 1)

Printed

Reference Author
British Armoured Cars Since 1945 Simon Dunstan
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert J. Icks
Wheeled Armoured Fighting Vehicles In Service B.T. White

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Saladin Mark II Armored Car Model Kit (K131) Accurate Armour 1/35 Multi-Media
Saladin Mark II Armored Car Model Kit with Interior/Engine (K131i) Accurate Armour 1/35 Multi-Media
Saladin Mark II Armored Car Kit Firing Line/Dartmoor Models 1/35 Initially all White Metal; Second run kits with Firing Line have a resin hull.
Saladin Mark II Armored Car Kit JB Models 1/76  
Saladin Mark II Armored Car Model Kit Kit Form Services 1/24 Multi-Media
Saladin Armored Car Kit Tamiya 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.  Out of Production and VERY old.
       
Accessory/Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
       

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
1/35 Saladin Mark II Armored Car (Firing Line) Noel Baker - Rainham, Kent UK