|Length||16' - 4"|
|Height||8' - 0" (w/turrent)|
|Width||8' - 3"|
|Weight (empty)||19,180 lbs or 9.59 tons|
|Top Speed||45 mpg|
|Electrical System||24 volt|
|Tires||12. x 20 Run Flats|
|Smoke Launchers||2 sets of 3 smoke grenade dischargers at front fenders|
|Country of Origin||United Kingdom|
|Armament:||1x7.62 mm MG (turret)
1x 7.62 mm MG
|Ammunition||3,000 x7.62 mm|
|Armor Type||16mm Thick Steel|
|Power to weight ratio||15.73 hp/ton|
|Fuel Capacity||200 liters|
|Engine||Rolls Royce B80 inline 8 cylinder /gas|
|Ground Clearance||0.432 meters|
The Saracen was used for many years as an internal security vehicle. Reportedly 1838 Saracen APCs were produced. A variety of variants were built including the APC, the command post vehicles, and an ambulance. The Saracen is of an all-welded steel hull with primary access gained thru the double doors on the rear. The driver sits centered in the front with the commander/gunner immediately behind him. Four troop seats line each side of the rear. The APC normally has a machine gun (MG) turret as well as a ring for an externally mounted MG over the top rear hull. Two sets of three smoke dischargers are mounted on the front fenders. The Saracen has no amphibious capability other than a deep fording kit.
British Armoured Personnel Carrier The Saracen would have to be considered as a medium size wheeled vehicle. It has excellent cross country performance but on the down side the extra axle increases the amount of maintenance. Several Saracens are used by law enforcement agencies across the US.
The Alvis Saracen was a six-wheeled armored vehicle which provided units with the ability to move personnel (such as assault troops) within an armored vehicle and signaled a change in role towards transporting personnel around the battlefield. It weighed nearly 10 tons and could reach a top speed of 70 km/h. It had a crew of two, could carry 10 personnel and was armed with a .30 cal machine gun. The Saracen carried a crew of two plus ten passengers protected by 16 mm thick armour and was armed with two 7.62 mm machine guns. A Rolls-Royce B80 Mk 6A eight-cylinder petrol engine provided a top speed of 72 kmh and a range of 400 km.
The Saracen series also includes: