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Shorland S55 British 4x4 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)

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"Infantry Vehicles"
"Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs)"
"Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)"
"United Kingdom"
"PRO_Argentina"
"PRO_Bahrain"
"PRO_Botswana"
"PRO_Brunei Darussalam"
"PRO_Burundi"
"PRO_Guyana"
"PRO_Iraq"
"PRO_Kenya"
"PRO_Lebanon"
"PRO_Lesotho"
"PRO_Libya"
"PRO_Malaysia"
"PRO_Mauritania"
"PRO_Netherlands"
"PRO_Nigeria"
"PRO_Pakistan"
"PRO_Papua New Guinea"
"PRO_Portugal"
"PRO_Saudi Arabia"
"PRO_Seychelles"
"PRO_Sri Lanka"
"PRO_Syria"
"PRO_Thailand"
"PRO_Turkey"
"PRO_United Arab Emirates"
"PRO_United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland"
"PRO_Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)"
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notes"The Shorland S55 is an armored patrol car that was designed specifically for the Royal Ulster Constabulary by Frederick Butler. The first design meeting took place in November 1961. The third and final prototype was completed in 1964 and the first RUC Shorlands were delivered in 1966. They were reallocated to the Ulster Defense Regiment in 1970. The Royal Ulster Constabulary soon replaced the Shorland with an armored Land Rover with more conventional profile and no machine gun turret. The vehicles were built by Short Brothers and Harland of Belfast using the chassis from the Series IIA Land Rover. By the nineties, the Land Rover Tangi, designed and built by the Royal Ulster Constabulary's own vehicle engineering team, was by far the most common model of armored Land Rover. Shorts and Harland continued to develop the original Shorland from an armored patrol car with a crew of three to an armored personnel vehicle, capable of carrying two up front and six in the rear; a small number of these were used on the streets in Northern Ireland as late as 1998."
dateOfIntroduction1976
countryOfOrigin"United Kingdom"
proliferation"Argentina, Bahrain, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Burundi, Guyana, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritania, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)"
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"Libya"
"Malaysia"
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"Syria"
"Thailand"
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"United Arab Emirates"
"United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland"
"Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)"
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images
"Shorland_S55_(A).jpg"
"Shorland_S55_(B).jpg"
"Shorland_S55_(C).jpg"
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properties
name"Alternative Designation"
value"Shorland S55"
name"Type"
value"Armoured Patrol Car"
name"Family"
value"S55 Series"
name"Crew"
value"2"
units"ea"
name"Passenger Capacity"
value"6"
units"ea"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Short Brothers and Harland"
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length"
value"4.25"
units"m"
name"Width"
value"1.8"
units"m"
name"Height"
value"2.28"
units"m"
name"Weight, Combat"
value"3,600"
units"kg"
name"Ground Pressure"
value"INA"
name"Automotive"
properties
name"Engine Name"
value"Land Rover 3.5-liter petrol"
name"Engine Type"
value"Petrol"
name"Engine Power"
value"134"
units"hp"
name"Cruising Range"
value"630"
units"km"
name"Speed, Maximum Road"
value"120"
units"km/h"
name"Speed, Average Cross"
value"INA"
name"Speed Maximum Swim"
value"Not Amphibious"
name"Gradient"
value"60"
units"%"
name"Side Slope"
value"40"
units"%"
name"Vertical Step"
value"0.23"
units"m"
name"Trench"
value"0.4"
units"m"
name"Fording Depth"
value"0.8"
units"m"
name"Communications"
properties
name"Radio"
value"INA"
name"Fire Control"
properties
name"Name"
value"INA"
name"Computerized FCS"
value"No"
name"Thermal Sight Vehicle Commander"
value"INA"
name"Thermal Sight Gunner"
value"INA"
name"Main Gun Stabilization"
value"No"
name"Protection"
properties
name"Hull Armor"
value"Protection against 7.62 mm armor-piercing rounds while the glass-reinforced underside was proof against anti-personnel mines and grenade blasts."
name"Turret Armor"
value"INA"
name"Applique Armor"
value"Available"
name"Explosive Reactive Armor"
value"No"
name"Active Protection System"
value"No"
name"Mine Clearing"
value"No"
name"Self-Entrenching Blade"
value"No"
name"NBC Protection"
value"Yes"
name"Smoke Equipment"
value"Available"
name"Windscreens"
value"All windscreens and side windows were bullet resistant while the six occupants in the rear were provided with small vision blocks and firing ports."
name"Firing Ports"
value"Yes"
variants
name"Mk 1"
notes"67 bhp (50 kW) engine."
name"Mk 2"
notes"77 bhp (57 kW) engine."
name"Mk 3"
notes"Introduced in 1972 91 bhp (68 kW) engine Thicker armor than Mk 1, Mk 2."
name"Mk 4"
notes"Production started in 1980 3.5 liter Rover V8 petrol engine Improved armor over Mk 3."
name"Series 5"
notes"Based on the Defender 110 chassis 3.5 liter Rover V8 petrol engine or 2.5 liter Rover Tdi Turbo diesel engine Welded armor fully enclosed body. Versions S5 - Prototype Armored Patrol Car S51 - Armored Patrol Car S52 - Armored Patrol Car S53 - Air Defense Vehicle S54 - Anti-hijack Vehicle S55 - Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)"
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