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Meet the Sabertooth, a new Badass APC for the Chinese police

Published on May 28, 2015 by Joey Wang

Meet the Sabertooth, a new Badass APC for the Chinese police

This is the big black badass Sabertooth Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) for the Chinese police. Four of these law-enforcement monsters were officially launched for duty by the authorities in the great city of Hefei in Anhui Province, with a lot of thanks to the United States of America.

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Because the Sabertooth is based on the platform of none-other than the ultra-American Ford F-550 XL, and powered by the mighty 6.8 liter Triton V10 engine, with an output of 362hp and 620nm. The Sabertooth is build by a Chinese company called Guangzhou Huakai Vehicle Equipment Corporation, based in Tanbu City in Guangzhou Province, and they make loads of sweet looking stuff.

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The Sabertooth is essentially an anti-terrorism and anti-riot vehicle. It is fitted with three gun ports on each side and a machine gun mount on the roof. It is furthermore equipped with smoke/teargas grenade launchers, search lights, a speaker system, an electric winch, a camera system, and an infrared camera system. Top speed on the road is 130 kilometers per hour.

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The occupants, cool Chinese policemen wearing cool sunglasses, are protected by B6 grade armor, able to withstand fire from M16 and AK-47 rifles. The passenger compartment is also sealed off against chemical and gas attacks. Size: 6.7 meters long and 2.36 meters wide. Price for all this police pretty: 1.6 million yuan a piece, that’s 260.000 USD. Price for a base F-550XL: 37.245 USD. That’s a heck of a markup for a few gadgets and some extra steel!

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A cool Chinese policeman guarding the Sabertooth.

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Police in China has those fuzzy public relation campaigns where they try to get liked more by the general populace, as seen here in Hefei with a bunch of kids in the back of the Sabertooth.

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Having fun now, but they better not riot tomorrow.

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