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Saladin (FV601) Mark 1 & 2 Armored Car


Specifications

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 CylinderGasoline
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 Saracen FV603 APC.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Saladin Mark 2 Armored Car Photos (Photos taken at the Tank Museum - Bovington, UK)

Major (Retired) Don Allen - Orleans, Ontario Canada

Saladin Mark 2 Armored Car Photo Above David Green - Oxfordshire, UK
Saladin Mark 2 Armored Car Photos (Beltring 2005) David Green
Saladin Mark 2 Armored Car Photos Dave Haugh - Content Editor
    Saladin Mark 2 Armored Car Photos (Taken at the Imperial War Museum - Duxford) Patrick Keenan - Editor
Saladin Mark 2 Armored Car Photos Tim Lingle - Princeton, New Jersey USA
Saladin Mark 2 Armored Car Photos (Taken at the Australian Armour & Artillery Museum - Cairns) Mckenna35 - Fort Collins, Colorado USA
Saladin Mark 2 Armored Car 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 Armored Car Photos (Beltring 2005) Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, UK
  Saladin Mark 2 Armored Car Photo  (Bovington) Dennis Trowbridge
  Honduran Saladin Mark 2 Armored Car Photo Dave Haugh
  Indonesian Saladin Mark 2 Armored Car Photo Dave Haugh
Jordanian? Saladin Mark 2 Armored Car Photos Christophe Jacquemont - France
   Libyan Saladin Mark 2 Armored Car Photos Dave Haugh
   Saladin Mark 2 Armored Car with Swingfire Anti-Tank Missile System Photos 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)  
  "Six-Wheeled Firepower" (September 2020 Issue of Classic Military Vehicle Magazine) David Garden
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
Saladin Mark 2 Armored Car Sagged Wheel Set (DW35079) DEF Model 1/35 Resin.
Saladin Mark 2 Armored Car Upgrade Set (HKCW CK3525) Hong Kong Creation Workshop 1/35 Mixed Media; For Dragon Models Kit. Ex-Inside the Armour Set without DEF Model Wheels.
Saladin Mark 2 Armored Car Basic Upgrade Set Inside the Armour 1/35 Mixed Media, including DEF Model Wheels; For Dragon Models Kit. Out of Production. Re-released by Hong Kong Creation Workshop.
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
Saladin Mark 2 Armored Car Model Photos (1/35 Firing Line) Noel Baker - Rainham, Kent UK
Saladin Mark 2 Armored Car Model Photos (1/35 Dragon) Mike Oberholtzer - River Forest, Illinois USA