Cadillac Gage Peacekeeper II


Cadillac Gage Peacekeeper II

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The Cadillac Gage Peacekeeper II (PK II) is a four-wheeled, lightly armoured vehicle, developed by Textron Marine and Land Systems. The Peacekeeper II is designed primarily for the use of law enforcement agencies in urban environments and is an improvement of the Peacekeeper law enforcement vehicle. The vehicle can carry eight personnel including the driver, and has a 0.5 inch thick armourcite web |url=http://www.armada.ch/03-1/digest.cfm |title=PeaceKeeper II on the way |accessdate=2008-09-21 |work= |publisher=Armada International |date= ] that can provide protection against 7.62mm armour piercing ammunition.cite web |url=http://www.deagel.com/Tactical-Vehicles/Peacekeeper-II_a000055001.aspx |title=Peacekeeper II |accessdate=2008-09-21 |work= |publisher=deagel.com |date= ] It is developed at a unit cost of approximately US$ 170,000. cite web |url=http://www.allbusiness.com/north-america/united-states-louisiana/1115331-1.html |title=Textron Peacekeeper II offers latest in security |accessdate=2008-09-21 |work=Boyer, Ellen |publisher=New Orleans CityBusiness |date=June 9, 2003 ]

Armour

The Peacekeeper II is equipped with 0.5 inch thick armour rather than the 0.25 inch armour available in most vehicles of its class. During tests, the armour proved to be capable of withstanding impacts from twenty two different types of ammunition, the highest caliber ammunition out of these being 7.62mm armour piercing round.

The windows are made of ballistic glass, and the Peacekeeper II is equipped with run flat inserts on its tires.

Capabilities

The Peacekeeper II can carry a maximum of 8 personnel. This consists of the driver, one passenger in the front seat and six passengers in the cabin at the rear.

The vehicle is powered by a 340 bhp V8 gas engine. Optionally, this can be replaced with a 300 bhp diesel engine. It is equipped with automatic transmission and power steering. It can reach a maximum speed of 70 mph (112.5 kmh)cite web |url=http://www.defenselink.mil/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=28983 |title=Protection Equipment Demonstration: Something for Everyone |accessdate=2008-09-21 |work=Sgt. 1st Class Doug Sample, American Forces Press Service |publisher=U.S Department of Defence |date=May 14, 2003 ]

Apart from law enforcement, the vehicle is intended for use in counter terrorism operations, SWAT operations, convoy protection and base security.

Features

In addition to the high level of protection, the vehicle also provides a high degree of comfort. It is equipped with air conditioning and heaters, and the interior is fully insulated. Bucket seats are provided for the driver and front passenger, while bench seats are provided for the rear cabin.

Large windows made of ballistic glass and eight view vision blocks in the rear cabin are provided for visibility. Eight pistol ports are located below each of the vision blocks.

Foldable running boards with handrails are included on each side of the vehicle and at the back, offering mobile tactical advantage and protection to the crew.

Armament

The addition of weapons is supported by a rotating cupola, mounted atop the roof. This is rotatable 180 degrees, and allows the addition of a Squad automatic weapon (SAW), M240 machine gun or MK19 Mod3 40mm automatic grenade launcher. The pistol ports also allow the accommodation of various weapons, and have the capability to disperse crowd control devices such as smoke grenades, with minimum risk to the crew.

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