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Saracen FV 603

Armoured Personnel Carrier


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: UK
First Produced/Service Dates: 1952
Manufactured by: Alvis
Crew: 2+10
Armament: (2) 7.62mm MG (one in Turret and one in ring mount)
Engine: 8 Cylinder
Miscellaneous Info: Shares Many Common Parts with the Saladin Armored Car.
Data Sheet Available: None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Saracen APC Photos Lt. Col. Dick Taylor (RTR) - Blandford Forum, Dorset, UK
Saracen Interior Photo (at the Muse'e des blinde's: Saumur) Jacques Dujardin - France
  Saracen APC with Reverse Flow Cooling Configuration Photo (Aden: Circa 1960's) Dave Haugh - Content Editor
Saracen "88" Diesel Powered Prototype APC Photos from South African National Museum for Military History - Johannesburg, S.A. (2007) Marius van Aardt - South Africa
Saracen Mk 5 "Uparmored" APC Photos Keith Paget - Northampton, UK
Saracen Mk 6 "Uparmored" APC  Photos from Military Vehicle Show - Kemble, UK (2005) Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, UK
Saracen Mk 6 "Uparmored" APC  Photos from War & Peace Show - Beltring, UK (2005) Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, UK
Saracen Mk 6 "Uparmored" APC Photos from Military Vehicle Show - Kemble, UK (2005) David Green - Oxfordshire, UK
Photos of Various Versions/Modifications of the Saracen APC (Including the Ambulance, "Kremlin" version, Special Water Dispensers and "88" Prototype) Ian Young - Military Machines International Magazine

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
"British Wheeled Armor on Cyprus"  By Stelios Markides Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #32)
"The FV 603 Saracen" by David Haugh Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #14)

Printed

Reference Author
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert J. Icks
Jane's AFV Recognition Handbook (2nd Edition) Christopher F. Foss
"Mother of Invention" (April 2009 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) James Lyle
"On Patrol: Part 2" (April 2008 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) Geoff Fletcher
Wheeled Armoured Fighting Vehicles In Service B.T. White

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Saracen 6x6 Mark 1 APC (FV603a) Model Kit (K191) Accurate Armour 1/35 Multi-Media
Saracen 6x6 Mark 2 APC (FV603b/c) Model Kit (K192) Accurate Armour 1/35 Multi-Media
Saracen 6x6 Armored Ambulance Model Kit (K190) Accurate Armour 1/35 Multi-Media
Saracen Armoured Personnel Carrier Mk 1/2 Model Kit Atlantis Alliance, The 1/76  
Saracen Armoured Personnel Carrier Mk 2 Model Kit Firing Line/Dartmoor Models 1/35 Multi-Media
Saracen Mk 5/6 APC Model Kit Kit Form Services 1/24 Multi-Media
       
Accessory/Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider