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Saladin FV601 Armoured Car Vehicle Lapel Pin

Military Remembrance Pins

  • £800


Top quality metals and great detail on this 45mm double rear fixing lapel pin

This is a lapel pin badge with two rear metal butterfly clasp fixings.

Depicting the FV601 Saladin Armoured Car


The FV601 Saladin is a six-wheeled armoured car developed by Crossley Motors[1] and later manufactured by Alvis. Designed in 1954, it replaced the AEC Armoured Car in service with the British Army from 1958 onward. The vehicle weighed 11 tonnes, offered a top speed of 72 km/h, and had a crew of three.[1] Saladins were noted for their excellent performance in desert conditions, and found favour with a number of Middle Eastern armies accordingly.[3] They were armed with a 76 mm low-pressure rifled (spin-stabilised) gun which fired the same ammunition as that mounted on the FV101 Scorpion.[2]

The Saladin also spawned an armoured personnel carrier counterpart, the Alvis Saracen.[2]


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