1950 Saracen Mark II
Armoured Personnen Carrier
The Saracen was developed in the 1950s to meet the need of the British Army for a vehicle capable of operating over extreme terrain conditions in all parts of the world. It developed 160 bhp at 3,750 rpm, and its armour is 16 mm thick. It could carry 12 men including a crew of two with a combat loaded weight of 11.2 tons (11,379 kg). Armament consists of a Browning .30 calibre machine gun. Saracens were brought to Hong Kong for the use of the British forces, the Royal Hong Kong Regiment as well as the Hong Kong Police Force. The Saracen on display here originally belonged to the Royal Hong Kong Regiment.