Shorland S600

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S600
Specifications
Weight 12.5 t
Length 5,6 m (18.37 ft)
Width 2,45 m (8.04 ft)
Height 2,7 m (8.86 ft)
Crew 9-12

Main
armament
Optional 12.7mm M2 machine gun
Engine Mercedes-Benz OM-366LA 6 cyl turbocharged Diesel Engine
214 HP (157 KW)
Suspension 4×4 wheeled
Operational
range
1000 km (621.37 mi)
Speed Road 108km/h (67.1 mph)
For other uses, see S600 (disambiguation).

Production history[edit]

The S600 is an APC developed in 1995 as a private venture by Short Brothers plc in Northern Ireland. Unlike the previous Shorland armoured car series which were based on the Land Rover Defender, Shorts used the much larger chassis and drive-train of the Mercedes-Benz Unimog U1550L/U2150L. In 1996 the Short Brothers sold the complete design to British Aerospace Australia. In 1997 the Kuwait National Guard ordered 22 S600 in 5 different versions. In 2006 prior to it being acquired by BAE Systems Australia in 2007, Tenix Defence supplied the South Australia Police Special Tasks and Rescue Group with one known as the Tenix S-600.[1]

Variants[edit]

  • Ambulance
  • Armoured Personnel Carrier
  • Command Vehicle
  • Mortar Carrier
  • High Pressure Cannon Carrier
  • Police Internal Security Vehicle - 12 seater
  • Riot Control Vehicle - with light barricade remover
  • Surveillance Vehicle

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