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Saxon British 4x4 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)

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"WEG"
"Infantry Vehicles"
"Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs)"
"Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)"
"United Kingdom"
"PRO_Bahrain"
"PRO_CFE Treaty"
"PRO_Malaysia"
"PRO_Mozambique"
"PRO_Nigeria"
"PRO_Somalia"
"PRO_Ukraine"
"Land"
"Tier3"
notes"The Saxon wheeled APC was developed by GNK Defence to provide a relatively low-cost armored personnel carrier for the British Army. It was an economical supplement to the much more sophisticated and expensive Warrior tracked infantry fighting vehicle. The Saxon is a very basic infantry carrier. It is based on a revised Bedford M series 4x4 truck chassis and other commercially available components such as the engine and transmission. The Saxon was intended to act as a cheap but efficient "battle-taxi" for units that would have to make long journeys from the UK to reinforce the British Army of the Rhine. It was made as a relatively low-cost armored personnel carrier based on a revised Bedford M series 4x4 truck chassis and other commercially available components. As a lightly armored wheeled vehicle, it is much faster - especially on roads - and easier to maintain than a tracked vehicle. Indeed, it shares many parts with commercial trucks, reducing the operating cost. It is armored against small-arms fire and shell splinters but is not intended to stand up to any anti-vehicle weaponry. The vehicle has a single machine gun for local air defense. The Saxon's hull is welded steel with a V-shaped under-chassis plate to deflect mine detonations. Seating is provided in the rear for up to ten troops, although eight is a more comfortable load if all their equipment is included. There is an equipment storage area on the hull roof. Some Saxon IS, or Saxon Patrol, vehicles were acquired for service in Northern Ireland, serving as ambulances or troop carriers, which had extendible wings that could be used as protective shields during a riot. Compared to the standard model, these have various minor modifications intended for internal security operations, such as searchlights and wire cutters."
dateOfIntroduction1983
countryOfOrigin"United Kingdom"
proliferation"Bahrain, CFE Treaty, Malaysia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Somalia, Ukraine"
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name"IFV AT105 SAXON WHL"
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"Saxon_APC_(C).jpg"
"Saxon_APC_(B).jpg"
"Saxon_APC_(A).jpg"
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name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designation"
value"Saxon"
name"Type"
value"Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)"
name"Manufacturer"
value"GKN Defence/UkrOboronProm"
name"Family"
value"Saxon Series"
name"Configuration"
value"4x4"
name"Crew"
value"2"
units"ea"
name"Passenger Capacity"
value"10"
units"ea"
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length"
value"5.169 m"
name"Width"
value"2.489 m"
name"Height"
value"2.86 m"
name"Wheelbase"
value"3.073 m"
name"Weight, Standard"
value"9,940 kg"
name"Weight, Combat"
value"11,660 kg"
name"Ground Clearance, Hull"
value"0.41 m"
name"Ground Clearance, Front Axle"
value"0.29 m"
name"Automotive"
properties
name"Engine Name"
value"Bedford 500"
name"Engine Type"
value"6 cylinders, Diesel"
name"Engine Power"
value"164 hp at 2,800 rpm"
name"Power-to-Weight Ratio"
value"14.06 hp/t"
name"Fuel Capacity"
value"153 litres"
name"Electrical System"
value"24 V"
name"Steering"
value"Burman, power-assisted"
name"Suspension"
value"semi-elliptical springs and hydraulic shock-absorbers"
name"Tires"
value"14.00 × R20"
name"Angle of Approach"
value"48°"
name"Angle of Departure"
value"40°"
name"Gradient"
value"60%"
name"Vertical Obstacle"
value"0.41 m"
name"Fording"
value"1.12 m"
name"Amphibious"
value"No"
name"Turning Radius"
value"7.57 m"
name"Main Weapon System"
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name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"1 × roof mounted FN MAG 7.62 mm Machine Gun"
name"Type"
value"General-Purpose Machine Gun"
name"Caliber"
value"7.62 mm"
name"Length"
value"1,263 mm"
name"Barrel Length"
value"630 mm"
name"Weight"
value"11.8 kg"
name"Action"
value"Gas-operated long-stroke piston, open bolt"
name"Rate of Fire"
value"650–1,000 rounds/min"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"840 m/s"
name"Maximum Firing Range"
value"3,500 m"
name"Effective Firing Range"
value"800 m (bipod); 1,800 m (tripod)"
name"Feed System"
value"Non-disintegrating DM1 or disintegrating M13 linked belt"
name"Sights"
value"Folding leaf sight with aperture and notch, front blade"
name"Ammunition"
properties
name"Type"
value"Rifle"
name"Caliber"
value"7.62"
units"mm"
name"Cartridge"
value"7.62×51mm NATO"
name"Basic Load"
value"INA"
properties
name"Note"
value"The commander has a fixed cupola over which a 7.62 mm machine gun can be mounted on an unprotected pintle."
name"Protection"
properties
name"Hull Armor"
value"The Saxon is built from steel, which provides protection from 7.62 mm ball ammunition and 155 mm shell splinters. It is understood that Ukrainian tests of the vehicles showed that the hull could withstand a 7.62 mm round fired from an SVD sniper rifle at a distance of 20 m. The hull has a V-shaped under-chassis plate to deflect mine detonations."
name"Turret Armor"
value"INA"
name"Applique Armor"
value"INA"
name"Explosive Reactive Armor"
value"No"
name"Active Protection System"
value"No"
name"Mine Clearing"
value"No"
name"NBC Protection"
value"No"
name"Smoke Equipment"
value"Smoke=grenade launchers can be fitted if required."
variants
name"Saxon"
notes"APC"
name"Saxon, Command vehicle (AT105C)"
notes"C2 Vehicle"
name"Saxon Patrol"
notes"APC/internal security"
name"Saxon, Ambulance (AT105A)"
notes"Ambulance"
name"Saxon, Recovery (ARV)"
notes"Armoured recovery"
name"Saxon, 2006 UOR"
notes"APC"
name"Saxon Mk 2"
notes"APC"
type"WEG"
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