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      Ongoing DDoS Attack causing Forum Slowness   26/04/17

      In case you have missed the announcement, the reason that the forum has been slow at times since the minor version update the other day is due to a Denial of Service attack, brute force attack on our email, and judging by the lag with our FTP response, that too.  If you're feeling like you're experiencing a glitch in the Matrix, you're not wrong.  This is the same MO as the attack in September 2016 that occurred when we transitioned to the new version 4 of the software.  We're currently working with US and UK cyber-crime departments, who specialise in this sort of thing, and we're hopeful that we'll be able to track them down this time by using the accumulated evidence already held.    We are pretty certain that it's a continuation of the same attack last year, only at a reduced intensity to deter people from using the site "because it's terribly slow", rather than taking it down completely, and we're also sure of the motivations of those responsible.  Spite.   Please bear with us in the interim, and wish us luck in dealing with these.... "people".
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A.C.Acikgoz

Shortland S-55 APC ?

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hi,

I need some drawings of shortland s-55 armored car..

shorland_s55_l1.jpg

if you have any info , please share with me.. best regards

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hi

neither shortland nor shoreland gave me nearly nothing at google search... when I search "Shorland" I've found this

thanks

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The correct spelling is "Shorland" - a corruption of "Shorts" and "Land Rover". These vehicles were made by Shorts in Belfast, but production stopped many years ago before Shorts were split up and taken over by Bombardier and Thales. That will be why you can't find anything on the web now. Apart from the original Shorland armoured car with the Ferret turret, and its original APC derivative, they were not good sellers. The second-generation square-fronted versions like the S55 in your picture hardly sold at all. Even the RUC on Shorts' own doorstep preferred the Hotspur and the Army went for the Snatch from Glover Webb.

I did have some blurb from Shorts on the S50-series years ago and did get hold of or make up make up some scale drawings for the original Shorland. I'll have a rummage around and see if I can turn them up.

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Sorry, I didn't notice that this thread originated in Turkey. Didn't Otokar copy the S55 under their own name with detail differences for the Turkish military and paramilitary forces? Otokar certainly produced very similar vehicles and I don't believe they were licenced from Shorts, although their Land Rovers were officially licensed.

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Following on - don't know whether this link helps?

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