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  • Police vehicles in the United States and Canada


    A Ford Crown Victoria police car in service with the United States Capitol Police, 2012. A Chevrolet Suburban in service with the Toronto Police Service Emergency Task Force, 2008. A Communications Division Command Post vehicle in service with the New York City Police Department.Police vehicles in the United States and Canada are made by several maufacturers and are available in three broad vehicle types: Police Pursuit Vehicles (PPV) are the most common police cars and are equipped to handle the vast majority of tasks including pursuit and high-speed response calls Special Service Vehicles (SSV) and Special Service Package (SSP) are specialized vehicles, such as SUVs and sports cars, and are generally heavier-duty vehicles that may come with specialized option packages that can be used for specific tasks, but are typically not recommended by the manufacturer for use as pursuit vehicles.

  • Aurora AFX


    The Aurora Plastics Corporation introduced the A/FX (Aurora Factory Experimentals, later simply "AFX") line of slot cars, slot car track sets, and related accessories in 1971. The AFX brand continued production until the company was forced into receivership in 1983. Aurora designed the AFX cars with interchangeable car body shells usually compatible with each chassis they released during these years. The original 1971 A/FX chassis utilized an updated version of the existing pancake motor design of Aurora's "Thunderjet 500" line, popular in the 1960s. Aurora then released a longer version of the A/FX chassis in 1973, known as the "Specialty" chassis, which incorporated a longer wheelbase and gearplate (and often a more powerful armature) with bodies unique to that chassis. The car bodies designed to fit the shorter original chassis featured a clever snap-on design while the bodies for the Specialty chassis were affixed with a small screw. In late 1974, Aurora redesigned both the original and Specialty chassis and exposed the bottom of the motor magnets.

  • British military vehicle markings of World War II


    The use of markings on British military vehicles expanded and became more sophisticated following the mass production and mechanization of armies in World War II. Unit marks were sometimes amended at the front to make them less visible when in view of the enemy. Certain other marks were however made more visible in front line areas, such as aerial recognition signs to avoid friendly fire. There are practical purposes behind most signs such as; allied identification, bridge weight, gas detection, tactical signs, vehicle War Department number and convoy marks. Attempts were made to standardise the size, colour and location of marks, with varying degrees of success. Covenanter tank with Guards armoured insignia on locker, 3rd senior AoS 53 (on wrong side) in white on red, tactical HQ diamond sign with 2 in centre, bridge plate with 16 modified to outlined in yellow, tank name ULSTER, WD number on side below turret

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