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Shorland SB 401

Armoured Patrol Vehicle


Country of Origin/Used by: Great Britain (Also used by 17 other countries including Lebanon, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria and even the US Navy).
First Produced/Service Dates: 1982
Manufactured by: Short Brothers & Harland - Belfast
Crew: 2+6
Armament: (1) 7.62mm Machine Gun (In Ring Mount) = From 1984 onward.  Prior to that, no armament mounted.  Also, it had 8 gun ports for use by passengers and roof-mounted smoke grenade launchers could also be fitted.
Engine: (8) Cylinder Petrol
Miscellaneous Info: The SB 401 Patrol Vehicle is based upon the chassis of the 109 inch (long wheel base) Land Rover Series 3 vehicle.   Also used by the RUC (Royal Ulster Constabulary) of Northern Ireland.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available


Reference Source/Provider
Photo Above Clive Elliott - Editor of The Shorland Site

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"Land Rovers That Fire Missiles" by Clive Elliott The Shorland Site
Shorland APV SB401 Information and Photos The Shorland Site


Reference Author
Armoured and Heavy Vehicles of the RUC (1922-2001) David Dunne
"Armoured Land Rovers" (June 2010 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) James Lyle
"Lighter Duties" (October Issue of Classic Military Vehicle Magazine) James Taylor
Military Land Rover - Development and In Service Pat Ware

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

James Taylor
Wheeled Armoured Fighting Vehicles In Service B.T. White

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