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New PDF release: Riot Control Vehicles: 1945-Present

By Chris McNab

ISBN-10: 1472805151

ISBN-13: 9781472805157

Totally illustrated with a mix of dramatic archive images and brands' photographs, this quantity covers the little identified historical past of the rebel regulate automobile. It explores the realm of those autos from 1945 via to the current day, displaying how their improvement and deployment has blurred the traces among civilian activities and army operations. It charts how the cars have advanced by way of know-how and structure, and likewise info how the linked weapon structures were sophisticated through the years, from water cannon and tear gasoline launchers to sub-sonic sound waves and microwave strength. The operational historical past of the automobiles is defined within the dramatic context of significant incidents the world over, from the streets of Northern eire and jap Europe to the favelas of Brazil and battlegrounds of Iraq.

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New York: Bantam Books. McNab, Chris (2009). Deadly Force: From the Wild West to the Streets of Today. Oxford: Osprey Publishing. McNab, Chris (2003). Military Vehicles. London: Amber Books. Mechanics and Handicraft magazine (May 1938). Ripley, Tim (1993). Security Forces in Northern Ireland 1969–92. Oxford: Osprey Publishing. Shapiro, Larry (1999). Special Police Vehicles. Osceola, WI: MBI. com 47 INDEX References to images and plates are in bold. Active Denial System (ADS) 11, 31–32, 33 (D, 32), 34, 43–44 Afghanistan 32, 43 air conditioning 19, 20 anti-riot systems 5 apartheid 22, 39 armoured cars 6, 14, 15, 21–22; Shorland 19–20, 21 armoured personnel carriers (APCs) 10, 14, 21, 38; M113; 4, 35, 36, 39; S55; 20; Saracen 16, 18, 19 armoured personnel vehicles (APVs): Shorts 20 Bahrain 4, 40 barricades 4, 15, 18, 38, 39 bean-bag bullets 34 Beit Alpha Technologies (BAT) 23–24, 26 Belfast 20, 21, 38, 42 Belgium 42 Berlin 11 bodywork 5, 7, 9, 17 (A1, 16) bombs 16 Brazil 14, 37 (E, 36) British Army 18, 20, 21 bulkheads 16 bull bars 5, 17 (A1, 16), 18, 20 cabins 5, 22, 23 cameras 26, 34 chemical agents 10 Chile 5, 41 (F, 40) 44 civil-rights protestors 13, 43 closed-circuit TV (CCTV) 26, 30 Cold War 11–14 comfort 26 Commer 8–9 computerized control systems 26, 27 Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) 22 CR spray 10 crowd control 4, 5, 9, 39 CS gas 10, 16, 17 (A1, 16) Daimler 15 Desert Wolf 34 Detroit 35, 36 drones 34 dye 24, 39–40 Eastern Europe 11 Egypt 6, 14, 38 Emergency Service Division (ESU) 8, 34 energy beams 11 engines 6, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18, 19, 23 explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) 18, 30 fire 4, 5 fire engines 12, 13, 14 fire-extinguishing systems 16, 20, 21, 23, 30 floodlighting 26 foam 18, 24, 26 gangsters 6 Great Britain 8–9, 12, 14, 43; and Northern Ireland 15–16, 18–21 Hanover 36 heating 20 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (‘Humvee’) 32, 33 (D, 32) 48 Hong Kong 8–9 Hungary 35, 40 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) 15, 18, 22, 30, 32 India 40 Indonesia 40 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) 4 injuries 42–43 internal security vehicle (ISV) 30 Iraq 32 Irish Civil War (1922–23) 6 Israel 23, 32, 34, 40, 43, 44, 45 (G, 44) Jelcz 12 Johnson, Boris 43 ladders 8 laminated glass 22 Land Rover 19, 20, 21 landmines 22 long-range acoustic device (LRAD) 34 Los Angeles 35, 36 loudspeakers 11, 23, 34 Mayer 12, 22 Mechem Vehicles 22 Mellett, Len 46 Mercedes 11 Metropolitan Police 43 Mexico 38 microwave beams 5 military armoured vehicles 14–15 military forces 6, 10 missiles 8, 9, 14, 38 mobile adjustable ramp system (MARS) 30 Molotov cocktails 14 National Guard 4, 14, 35, 39 New Jersey 35 New York City Police Department (NYPD) 7, 8 Newark 35 non-lethal weaponry 9–11, 39 Northern Ireland 6, 13, 15–16, 18–21, 22, 38 nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) suites 14 obstacle removal 18, 20, 23, 26, 31 OMON security force 23 PA systems 20, 26 paintball guns 34 Palestine 6, 34 Paramount Group 46 pepper spray 24 Poland 12, 34 police vehicles 6–7 powerplants 22 Prohibition, the 6–7 psychological tools 11, 34 public image 22, 43 radios 6–7 rapid intervention water cannon (RIWC) 30–31 reconnaissance 15 riot-control agents (RCAs) 10 riot control vehicles (RCVs) 4–6, 7–8; Casspir 22–23, 25 (B2, 24) 39; Centurion 37 (E, 36); Czech OKV-P 17 (A2, 16); Hotspur 21; Humber Pig 17 (A1, 16), 18–19, 20; Hydromil 12; INKAS 27, 31; Land Rover Tangi 13, 21; Lavina (Avalanche) 23, 25 (B1, 24); Locomotors Talon 26; Nonqai 23; Paramount Group Maverick 12, 26, 27, 28–29 (D, 28) 30–31, 46; Saladin 15– 16; ‘Scream, The’ 34, 44; Simba 21; SK-2; 11–12; TAM 110; 35; Wasserwefer 9000; 42, 43; see also armoured cars; armoured personnel carriers riot screens 18 riots 4, 5, 35–36, 39, 43 Rolls-Royce 6, 7, 15, 16 Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) 18, 19, 20, 21 rubber bullets 9, 10, 23, 40 Russia 23, 25 (B1, 24); see also Soviet Union Santiago 41 (F, 40) scout cars 14, 35 searchlights 8, 11 seating 8, 16, 22, 26 security forces 38–39 six-wheel drive 15, 16 skunk spray 34 ‘Socialist Water Jet’ 11 sonic and ultrasound weapons (SUWs) 5, 11 South Africa 22–23, 25 (B2, 24), 27–28, 34, 38–39 Soviet Union 11–12, 14, 35 speed 6, 11, 15, 18, 20 student demonstrations 41 (F, 40) surveillance systems 5, 11, 15, 26, 27 SWAT APC 30 tailboards 18 tanks 4, 14, 35, 36 tear gas 5, 14, 23, 24, 38, 39, 40 threat responses 7 ‘Thunder Blaster’ 34 Tiananmen Square 14 Tunaya, Victorino L.

The major challenge for this system is ensuring that it is protected from missiles, as its array is vulnerable to attack. (DoD) The ADS can be mounted on a variety of platforms, but the most popular is on the back of a specially adapted High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) ‘Humvee’. In itself, the Humvee is not an ideal RCV. It is intended more as a light infantry mobility vehicle rather than a frontline tool, although the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have seen it thrust into combat roles on numerous occasions.

In one sense, the technical development of the RCV has reached a stable point, in terms of bodywork, mobility, armoured protection and communications. The current and future areas of investment are therefore likely to be in weapon systems. As well as new tools such as the ADS and LRAD, options being trialled or deployed around the world include paintball guns, ‘skunk spray’ (a liquid with a vomit-inducing stench) and bean-bag bullets, designed to inflict heavy bruising injuries but without penetration.

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