This essential guide to these small yet powerful 4 x 4 vehicles covers: production histories; design and prototypes; specification guides; the 101 in British military service between 1975 and 1998; the 101 variants - ambulances, Rapier ...
Author: James Taylor
A fully illustrated history of the Land Rover 101 One-Tonne - the forward-control military vehicle developed as a gun tractor for the British Army, in production from 1975-1978. This essential guide to these small yet powerful 4 x 4 vehicles covers: production histories; design and prototypes; specification guides; the 101 in British military service between 1975 and 1998; the 101 variants - ambulances, Rapier tractors, hard-bodied versions for electronic warfare and special field conversions; sales to overseas military authorities and, finally, advice on buying and owning a 101 today. Of great interest to Land Rover and military vehicle enthusiasts, historians and owners' clubs and illustrated with 207 original colour photographs.
The Land Rover has been in military service for over seventy years which is proof
positive of the soundness of its original ... Firing Line, FL-MV-131a, 1/35, Land
Rover 1-Tonne General Service (Forward Control), Resin, White Metal and Photo
Author: Ben Skipper
Publisher: Pen and Sword Military
After the Second World War many American military vehicles become surplus stock and soon found their way into the hands of farmers and land owners across Great Britain. The subsequent heavy use and the real possibility of difficulties obtaining spares led Maurice Wilks, the Rover Car Company Chief Engineer, to design and build a replacement. Not only would the new Land Rover fill a gap in Rover’s portfolio, but also bring in much needed post-war money. Intended as a stop gap, the Land Rover would cease production almost 68 years later, after a production run that had produced over two million vehicles. During that time it would transform how the military saw and used motor transport. From utilitarian General Service truck to cutting-edge weapon’s platform the Land Rover would prove its worth time and again. This latest LandCraft title looks at the design and development of the Land Rover as well as the military specific variants designed and built, including the famous SAS Pink Panther, the nimble Light Weight and powerful Forward Control gun tractor. The title will also look at those key conversions that took place on standard Land Rovers throughout the duration of its life span. From the humble beings of the box like Series 1 to the formidable firepower and pace of the WOLF WMIK, the Land Rover was a constantly improved military vehicle. Through numerous trials, lessons learned and operational requirements the Land Rover was a vehicle that grew with the times. This LandCraft title removes some of the mystique that surrounds the myriad versions and how the Land Rover developed. It also includes the story of the design and development of the exclusively military Light Weight and Forward Control versions. It also charts how the Land Rover became a virtual barometer for the technological and engineering developments that have occurred over the past 70 years. It demonstrates how the Land Rover’s flexibility to change was its core strength. How the innovation of Rover and military mechanical engineers created a series of unbeatable military trucks. This section also looks at the smaller, important developments and variations in design which showed how adaptable the Land Rover really was. From specialist signals line layers to first responder fire and rescue vehicles, to the unit- and theater-led changes, the Land Rover was a vehicle that took all in its stride, proving its versatility. For the modeler there is nothing more important than the little things and this image-rich section of LandCraft’s Land Rover title delivers the goods. Filled with crisp images, that chart the Land Rovers development, combined with detailed accompanying text, forms an enviable visual guide for the enthusiast and modeller alike.
... MoD asked Land Rover to have a look at the concept. By this time, the 88in
wheelbase Land Rover remained the only vehicle in its class left in production.
The standard military 1/4 Ton (88in wheelbase) at this time was the Series IIA (
Author: Mark Cook
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
The full story of the Lightweight military Land Rover. Packed with facts & photographs, this book covers all the variants used in the UK and overseas. A must for the Land Rover enthusiast & invaluable to all enthusiasts, owners, restorers and would-be buyers.
The vehicles best fitting this specification are the Mercedes Unimogs , the
Pinzgauers , the Fiat PC65 and PC75 models and the Land Rover Military 101 "
one tonne . These are specialist vehicles for best cross country performance and
Author: Miranda Haines
Containing a voluminous and detailed directory of useful information as well as informative and engaging essays on traveling in the '90s, this book is the quintessential traveler's companion and the ultimate resource for what you need to know to go anywhere.
The long wheelbase Land Rover chassis has , on occasions , been specially
modified for military purposes . Shorland built this armoured car ( left ) for military
customers , including the Ulster Defence Regiment , on a Series III one - ton
Author: John Carroll
Publisher: Chelsea House Pub
Describes the history and development of four-wheel drive vehicles and some of the models manufactured around the world.
A British - made Land Rover 1 Tonne command vehicle roared up to the wharf .
Two military men , one driver and one officer , emerged from the front . A man in
civilian clothing exited the rear escorted by four Algerian army troops . Nokhtari ...
Author: Don Pendleton
Publisher: Worldwide Library
When radical Islamic terrorists try to smuggle missile triggers out of Algiers during the legendary Dakar Rally, Mack Bolan enters the world's most grueling off-road motor rally to stop them, determined to get his hands on the stolen triggers before it is too late. Original.