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Saracen [FV610(A)]

Armored Command Post


Country of Origin/Used by: Great Britain
First Produced/Service Dates: 1958
Manufactured by: Alvis Ltd.
Crew: 1+6
Armament: None
Engine: 8 Cylinder Gasoline
Miscellaneous: The Saracen Armored Command Post was built exclusively for use by the Royal Artillery.  Although derived from the Armored Personnel Carrier (FV603), it was built with a higher superstructure and fitted with additional communications and power generating equipment for artillery command and control operations.  This variant is similar to the Saracen Armored Command Vehicle (FV604), but obviously differs in function and appearance. 
Data Sheet Available: None Available


Reference Source/Provider
FV610(A) Saracen Armored Command Post Photo (Above) Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, UK

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Reference Author
Alvis Saracen Family Bill Munro
  "A Rare Beast" (November 2020 Issue of Classic Military Vehicle Magazine) Vicky Turner
"A Saracen for All Reasons" (July 2020 Issue of Classic Military Vehicle Magazine) David Fletcher
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert J. Icks
Jane's AFV Recognition Handbook (2nd Edition) Christopher F. Foss
"Saracen Buying" (January 2002 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) James Redmen

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Saracen Armored Command Post Model Kit Atlantis Alliance, The 1/76  
Saracen Armored Command Post Model Kit Firing Line/Dartmoor Models 1/35 Multi-Media.
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Model Photos

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