Saracen Still In Use (by G20 demonstrators !)

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Hey if it ain't broke! Think most of the squad seating area is now filled by the water tank for the water cannon. Besides the old Saracen has a bit of intimidation factor about it and is also better armoured than some of its more modern replacements - although I will be suprised if there are any RPG's flying around in our nations capital this evening!!!!
 
#4
A bunch of former Hong Kong Police ones came up for sale a year or two ago.
Looks very much like one of them, they sold for peanuts, quite facied one myself
 
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brighton hippy said:
protestors taking the mick they auctioned off a 432 outside that arms fair last year :D
Knew it was too good to be true! The old girl looks the part though you must admit. You could just here all of the old B Fitters grabbing their pens and appyling for jobs to keep the bugger on the road!
 
#8
colton said:
I think it was the protesters in the saracen.

The police just stopped it to check it out.
According to some websites it was a protestors wagon from a group called Space Hijackers. (Click Here) They'd painted it blue and dressed up like riot police as a 'statement or police intentions' :? (or possibly intended on using it and their uniforms to create confusion in the police ranks, and causing greater damage :evil: )

Now personally, seeing as the protesters now have better wagons than the old bill, I think the Met should invest in some new kit as well.
 

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May be a little difficult to maneouvre around the City of London, unless the Met is happy to stump up for the occasional new building.
 
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Hoochie said:
Hey if it ain't broke! Think most of the squad seating area is now filled by the water tank for the water cannon. Besides the old Saracen has a bit of intimidation factor about it and is also better armoured than some of its more modern replacements - although I will be suprised if there are any RPG's flying around in our nations capital this evening!!!!
It was a group of protestors driving it. There are no water cannon in service in the UK except in NI.
 
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LEGZ30 said:
Hoochie said:
Hey if it ain't broke! Think most of the squad seating area is now filled by the water tank for the water cannon. Besides the old Saracen has a bit of intimidation factor about it and is also better armoured than some of its more modern replacements - although I will be suprised if there are any RPG's flying around in our nations capital this evening!!!!
It was a group of protestors driving it. There are no water cannon in service in the UK except in NI.
There should be if the news today is owt to go by! I know a few export 'Police Specials' had a water connon in place of the old .30 cal.
 
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EX_STAB said:
Hoochie said:
Christ, with the white scheme the old 432 looks like the Space Tank off the Gerry Anderson TV show Space 1999!!!
I'm only getting a red cross! (work won't do Photobucket). But if its the wagon I think it is Gerry's obviously used a Tamiya 1/35 Chieftain for the base chassis. Check out the idlers, sprockets, return rollers , tracks and wheels (with cleverly hidden hubs!). All of them straight of the Chiefy!