This 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser GX is fully armoured to provide protection against 7.62x51mm M80 NATO Ball ammunition, in accordance with CEN Level BR6, at zero degree obliquity angles. The vehicle is a top-spec 2013 model, fresh from the factory and retro fitted by armour specialists.
In order to ensure the highest levels of protection all original paneling within the vehicle is removed and those areas are lined with either 6mm armored steel, extra strong synthetic fibres such as Dyneema, Spectra or Aramid, or a combination of these materials. Once the armour plating has been installed, the vehicle’s original paneling is refitted.
All original glass is removed from the vehicle and replaced with 40mm anti spall curved glass with a polycarbonate laminate. As a security feature all windows are sealed with the exception of the driver’s side front window that can be opened to 120mm with an auto-close security switch. Over lapping armour is fitted around the door apertures to ensure a hermetically sealed interior environment.
The rear of the vehicle is fitted with a reinforced wall with an observation panel. Installing this wall rather than armouring the vehicle’s boot increases passenger protection and reduces unnecessary weight and drag on the rear of the vehicle, improving handling and milage.
All of the vehicle’s tires, including the spare, are fitted with run-flat technology that allows the vehicle to continue driving at speeds of up to 55mph for distances of up to 100 miles after one or more of the tires has been damaged.
The floor of the Land Cruiser is lined with ‘Bomb-Blast’ steel that is able to withstand two DM51 grenades. Supplementary armouring is also fitted to the vehicle’s firewall, footwells, battery and petrol tank.
To compensate for the additional weight of the vehicle’s armour the brakes, door hinges, shock absorbers and suspension springs are all upgraded where necessary.
All of the armoured vehicle’s bulletproof glass and plating is designed to provide covert protection whilst avoiding drawing unnecessary attention to the vehicle. The concealed armouring helps the vehicle to appear practically unchanged to the average eye.