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Saladin Mark 1 & 2 Armored Car


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: Great Britain (and Many Others)
First Produced/Service Dates: 1958
Manufactured by: Alvis Ltd.
Crew: 3
Armament: Main: 76mm Cannon; Co-Axial: .30 cal Machine Gun; Tertiary: .30 cal MG 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 2 Photo Above 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
Saladin Mark 2 Photos (Beltring 2005) Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, UK
  Saladin Mark 2 Photo (Bovington) 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
Saladin Mk II: In Detail (R078) (Wings & Wheels Publications)  
Wheeled Armoured Fighting Vehicles In Service B.T. White

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Saladin Mark 2 Armored Car Model Kit (K131) Accurate Armour 1/35 Multi-Media
Saladin Mark 2 Armored Car Model Kit with Interior/Engine (K131i) Accurate Armour 1/35 Multi-Media
Saladin Mark 2 Armored Car Kit (3554) Dragon Models (Black Label Series) 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
Saladin Mark 2 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 2 Armored Car Kit JB Models 1/76  
Saladin Mark 2 Armored Car Model Kit Kit Form Services 1/24 Multi-Media
Saladin Mark 2 Armored Car Kit Tamiya 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.  Out of Production and VERY old.
       
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
British Army FV 601(C) Saladin Armored Car Upgrade & Gun Set (MR-35477) MR Modellbau 1/35 Resin with Aluminum Barrel; For Dragon Models Kit
German Border Police FV 601(D) Saladin Armored Car Upgrade & Gun Set (MR-35482) MR Modellbau 1/35 Resin with Aluminum Barrel; For Dragon Models Kit

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
1/35 Saladin Mark 2 Armored Car (Firing Line) Noel Baker - Rainham, Kent UK