The Land Rover Shorland armoured car was built on the 109" series IIa chassis. The armoured body was constructed by Short Brothers, Northern Ireland and the name Shorland was derived from the names of the two companies involved. The vehicle was designed for Royal Ulster Constabulary (police) patrols in Northern Ireland and subsequently, by the British Army's Ulster Defence Regiment.
Along with armour plate, the vehicle was armed with a machine gun in the turret and smoke canisters to provide a smoke screen. Twin fuel tanks were also fitted for extra range. This particular Shorland armoured car was one of the prototypes from Short Brothers.