Terradyne Armored Vehicles Gurkha

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Type Light Armored Vehicle
Place of origin Canada
Service history
Used by See Operators
Production history
Manufacturer Terradyne Armored Vehicles Incorporated
Variants LAPV, MPV, RPV
Weight 8,600 kg (19,000 lb)
Length 5.5 m (18 ft 1 in)
Width 2.16 m (7 ft 1 in)
Height 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in)
Crew 8–10

Optional gun turret
Engine 6.7L V8 Turbo diesel engine
390 h.p
Transmission 4 x 4
Ground clearance 355 mm (14.0 in)
Speed 150 km/h (93 mph)

The Gurkha is an armored military and law enforcement vehicle built by Ontario-based Terradyne Armored Vehicles Inc. who now own all global rights to this product. This 4x4 light armored patrol vehicle is currently produced in three tactical configurations each of which employs the Ford F550 chassis. They both employ Ford's in-house built 6.7L Power Stroke V8 diesel engine and the six-speed automatic transmission. They are all four-wheel-drive.


  • LAPV (light armored patrol vehicle)
  • MPV (multi purpose vehicle)
  • RPV (rapid patrol vehicle)


The GURKHA vehicle is in use in the following regions:











  • Fuerza Civil - Nuevo León State Police known as Fuerza Civil (Civil Force)[6]
  • GROMS Policia Saltillo - Grupo de Reacción Operativa known as GROMS in Saltillo[7]



 Saudi Arabia



In popular culture

The Gurkha appeared in the 2011 film Fast Five and the getaway car in the Monte Carlo chase in the 2012 animation film Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted. The vehicle was also used in the second season of Arrow, a television show based on the DC comics character Green Arrow. Rockstar Games has used some elements and design of the SUV in Grand Theft Auto V for an Armored vehicle called the HVY Insurgent and HVY Insurgent Pickup.


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