This is an un-assembled 1/152nd scale model of a Saracen Mk.2 that measures 32mm long, 17mm wide, and is 17mm high. It weighs 18g and consists of 12 parts that are made of lead-free pewter alloy.
In Service - 1952 through to the mid 80s (in Territorial Army/Reserve units)
This is the Mk.2 Saracen Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC), which has the same turret as the Ferret Mk.2/3. It was rushed into British Army service in the early 1950s in order to provide an armoured vehicle with good cross-country performance and armour protection for use by the troops fighting in the Malayan conflict against the communist guerillas. It continued to be used by Regular Army infantry regiments well into the 1960s until replaced by the tracked FV432, and was still used by several Territorial Army (TA) regiments until the 1980s. These vehicles were used by TA UK based Yeomanry regiments to rapidly move to Germany in the event of any conflict with what was the Warsaw Pact group of communist countries. It was also used extensively during "the troubles" in Northern Ireland. It was eventually replaced by the Saxon wheeled APC.