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Shorland Mark 3

Armored Patrol Car


Country of Origin/Used by: Great Britain (and others; Including the Netherlands)
First Produced/Service Dates: 1972
Manufactured by: Shorts Brothers - Belfast
Crew: 3
Armament: (1) .30 cal Browning Machine Gun or (1) 7.62mm GPMG
Engine: 6-Cylinder
Miscellaneous Info: Originally developed for the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC). This Shorland version was mostly mounted on a modified long wheelbase Land Rover Series 3 chassis.  However, some early versions were based upon the Land Rover Series 2A chassis.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available


Reference Source/Provider
Shorland Mark 3 Armored Patrol Car Photo (Above) Clive Elliott - Editor of The Shorland Site
Portuguese Shorland Mark 3 APC Photos Christophe Jacquemont - France
Dutch Police Shorland SB 303 "Anti Hijack" Armored Car J.G. Adema - Amsterdam, Netherlands

References Available


Reference Source/Provider
"Land Rovers That Fire Missiles" by Clive Elliott The Shorland Site
Shorland Mark 3 APC Information and Photos The Shorland Site


Reference Author
"Armoured Land Rovers" (June 2010 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) James Lyle
British Armoured Cars Since 1945 Simon Dunstan
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert J. Icks
"Into the Archives: Shorland Armoured Patrol Car" (June 2009 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) Tom Cornelius
Jane's AFV Recognition Handbook (2nd Edition) Christopher F. Foss
Military Land Rover - Development and In Service Pat Ware
"Lighter Duties" -  (October Issue of Classic Military Vehicle Magazine) James Taylor

"Military Roverphile: Armoured Land Rovers" (February 2011 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)

James Taylor

"Royal Malaysian Police (September 2008 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)

Ian Stroud
Wheeled Armoured Fighting Vehicles In Service B.T. White

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Shorland Mark 3 APC Model Kit (Vehicle of the Portuguese "GNR" Guarda Nacional Republicana Intervention Unit) ALX35 (of Portugal) 1/35 Limited Run Resin Model kit;   For more information about the model kit, you can contact Álvaro Lemos directly via email using alvarolem "at" gmail.com (replacing "at" with "@").

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
1/35 Dutch Police Shorland SB303 Anti-Hijack Armored Car Model Kit Plans J.G. Adema - Amsterdam, Holland