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Encyclopedia > Shorland armoured car
Shorland Internal Security Vehicle Mk 3
General characteristics
Length 4.597 m
Width 1.778 m
Height 2.286 m
Weight 3.36 t
Suspension 4 X 4
Speed 88 km/h road
 km/h off-road
Range 260/510 km
Primary armament 7.62 machine gun
Secondary armament
Armour  mm
Power plant Rover petrol
91 hp (68 kW)
Crew 3

The Shorland is an armoured car that was developed for the Royal Ulster Constabulary for internal security duties in Northern Ireland. They were passed to the Ulster Defence Regiment in 1970. The Metre (or Meter) is the base fundamental unit of length in the metric measurement system as defined originally by the French Academy of Sciences during the French Revolutionary–Napoleonic war era, and subsequently adopted by various successive International Standards Committees as the utility, elegance, and self-consistency of the... The word ton or tonne is derived from the Old English tunne, and ultimately from the Old French tonne, and referred originally to a large cask with a capacity of 252 wine gallons, which holds approximately 2100 pounds of water. ... Military vehicles are commonly armoured to withstand the impact of shrapnel, bullets or shells, protecting the soldiers inside from enemy fire. ... Gasoline, as it is known in North America, or petrol, in many Commonwealth countries (sometimes also called motor spirit) is a petroleum-derived liquid mixture consisting primarily of hydrocarbons, used as fuel in internal combustion engines. ... The horsepower (hp) is the name of several non-metric units of power. ... Military armored cars A French VBL reconnaissance vehicle. ... The Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) was the police force in Northern Ireland from 1922 to 2001. ... Dieu et mon droit (Royal motto) (French for God and my right)2 Northern Irelands location within the UK Main language English Other recognised languages Irish, Ulster Scots Capital and largest city Belfast First Minister Office suspended Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Peter Hain MP Area  - Total Ranked... The Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) was an infantry regiment of the British Army. ...

The vehicles were built by Short Brothers of Belfast from Land Rover parts, from which the name was derived. Short Brothers, almost universally referred to simply as Shorts, is a British aerospace company now based in Belfast. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ... Land Rover was the name of one of the first British civilian all-terrain utility vehicles, first produced by Rover in 1947. ...



The Shorland is a long wheelbase Land Rover with the turret of a Mk 2 Ferret armoured car. The vehicle has upgraded suspension to deal with the extra weight of the armour. 80-inch Series I The Series I, II, and III and Defender are 4x4 models from Land Rover (except for a few 2x4 variants built for the Royal Air Force and British Army). ... General characteristics Length 12 ft 2 in, 3. ...


Mk 1

  • 67 bhp (50 kW) engine

Mk 2

  • 77 bhp (57 kW) engine

Mk 3

  • 91 bhp (68 kW) engine
  • Thicker armour than Mk 1, Mk 2

Mk 4

  • 3.5 litre engine
  • Improved armour over Mk 3

Short MB501

Welded armour fully enclosed body, no turret.

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