Saxon APC

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AT105 Saxon
Saxon AFV.jpg
Specifications
Type APC
Origin United Kingdom
Entered production 1982
Length 5.17 m
Width 2.49 m
Height 2.63 m
Weight 10.6 tonnes
Crew 2 + 10
Armor Proof against 7.62mm rounds at point-blank range
Primary amament 7.62mm GPMG
Secondary armament none
Suspension Wheeled 4x4
Max. road speed 96 km/h
Operational range 510 km
Engine Bedford 600 6-cylinder diesel
Cummins BT 5.1 fitted to IS variant
Power output 164 hp

Saxon is an extremely versatile wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) capable of travelling across rough terrain and fording water obstacles up to 90 cm depth. Variants in service include a Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) recovery vehicle; armoured ambulance; command post vehicle; internal security (IS) version; and vehicles modified to carry an L37 General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) turret.[1]

Variants

  • AT105A - Armoured Ambulance
  • AT105E - Turret armed with one or two GPMGs
  • AT105MR - Mounted 81mm mortar
  • AT105C - Command Post vehicle

References

  1. Saxon Mod/Army website Accessed Julty 11 2007
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