Alvis FV-601C SALADIN Mk.2

In 1947 a study was requested for a new armored car to replace the outdated AECs that had provided such good services in WWII. Alvis was commissioned to manufacture two prototypes that gave rise to the FV.601A with a 40mm gun in 1952. The vehicle was considered to be poorly armed and a version called FV.601B was built in 1955 with a 76mm low pressure gun. Shortly after, the company Crossley took charge of manufacturing six pre-production models in 1958 that after a complete review by Alvis, gave rise to the final model, the FV.601C Saladin Mk.2. It entered service in 1959 and its production ceased in 1972.

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Country of origin

United Kingdom




Armoured car heavy – Fire support vehicle

Entered service




Combat weight

11,580 kg

Dimensions (length x width x height)

4.92 x 2.53 x 2.34 meters

Armour, (maximum)

Steel: Hull front: 14mm – Hull side: 16mm – Hull rear: 16mm – Hull floor: 12mm
Steel: Turret front: 32mm – Turret side: 16mm – Turret rear: 16mm – Turret roof: 10mm

Power plant

1 x Rolls-Royce B80 Mk.6A petrol engine, 170 hp


72 km/h


400 km


1 x 76mm L5A1 gun + 1 x 7.62mm coaxial MG + 1 x 7.62mm MG
2 x 6 smoke grenade dischargers


42 x 76mm rounds + 30 grenades + 3,500 x 7.62mm rounds


1,200 units in service in 25 countries