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Armoured buses
Rhino Runner armoured bus of the US military
Armoured police bus
Armoured school buses in Israel

An armoured bus or armored bus is a type of bus which provides increased protection for passengers, usually against small arms and improvised explosive devices. The bus can be a stock commercial bus with retro-fitted vehicle armour as well as bulletproof glass, or a specially built military armoured vehicle. Lighter armoured buses are also used for prisoner transport.

During World War 1 LGOC B-type buses fitted with 2 inch think planks to provide some protection were used to move troops behind the lines.[1]

Temsa, a Turkish bus manufacturer, made the world's first armoured passenger bus. The bus was displayed at the 9th International Defence Industry Fair (IDEF'09). The bus was tested in Germany with bombs and multiple calibres of ammunition.

See also


  1. ^ Livesey, Jack (2007). Armoured Fighting Vehicles of Would Wars I and II. Southwater. pp. p.84. ISBN 9781844763702.  


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