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Saracen

The SA Army purchased several hundred of these six-wheeled armoured cars for use as APCs in the 1950s. They were taken out of service in the 1970s and placed in reserve, to be upgraded and reintroduced for use later in counter-insurgency operations.

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Specifications
aa.VehicleSaracen
ab.Weight10170 kg
ac.Length5233 mm
ad.Width2539 mm
ae.Height2463 mm
af.Crew2+10
ag.Armour 
ah.Primary Armament7.62 mm GPMG
ai.Secondary Armament7.62 mm GPMG
aj.Engine160 h.p.
ak.Power/Weight15.73 h.p./t
al.SuspensionWheeled 6x6
am.Transmission 
an.Brakes 
ao.Tyres 
ap.Track 
aq.Wheelbase1524 mm
ar.Driveline 
as.Operating Range700 km
at.Speed-Offroad 
au.Speed-Road72 km/h
av.Fuel Capacity200 litres
aw.Fuel Consumption57 litres/100km
ax.Fuel TypePetrol (R)
ay.Clearance432 mm
azGradient60%
ba.Side Slope30%
bb.Vertical Step460 mm
bc.Trench 
bd.Fording 
None
 
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