Military Land Rover 1948 Onwards (Series II/IIA to Defender) Enthusiasts' Manual

by Pat Ware

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Military Land Rover 1948 Onwards (Series II/IIA to Defender) Enthusiasts' Manual - Front Cover

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Land Rovers have been used by the military since they were introduced, in Series I form, in 1948. The Land Rover s rugged, go-anywhere reputation has led to its use in a vast number of military roles, from general-purpose workhorse to special forces reconnaissance vehicle, ambulance, communications vehicle and weapons platform. Additionally, a number of one-off prototypes have been produced for various trials. This manual provides a unique insight into the world of military Land Rovers, with an emphasis on military operation and equipment.

● Introduction
● Origins of Land Rover
- The centre-steer prototype
- The pre-production Land Rover
- The production Land Rover
● Land Rover joins up
- Military trials
- Military modifications
- Midlife rebuild
- The future of the military Land Rover
● Purpose-built military vehicles
- Air-portable general purpose (APGP)
- Series IIA and III 'lightweight'
- Defender 127/130 gun tractor
- Wolf Defender XD
● Conversion to role
- Ambulance
- Anti-tank
- Applique armour
- Command vehicle
- Fire-fighting
- Line-layer
- Special Forces vehicles
- Weapons mount
● Specialised vehicles
- Armoured vehicles
- Tracked vehicles
- Multi-wheeled vehicles
● Experimental military vehicles
- Series I command car
- Australian OTAL military amphibian
- 'Big lightweight'
- 1 1/2-ton forward control
- Portugese Army 1-ton wader
- Llama
- Challenger
- Experimental conversions
● License-built military Land Rovers
- Minerva
- Temp-Land Rover
- Santana
- JRA Perentie
- Otokar
● The soldier's view
- British Army service
- Service overseas
● The civilian's view
- Buying a military Land Rover
- Parts availability
- Originality
- Restoration
- Driving and handling
- Safety
- Tax and insurance
● The mechanic's view
- Safety first
- Tools and fasteners
- Maintenance and repairs
- Day-to-day problems and reliability issues
● Epilogue
● Appendices
- Identification
- Technical specifications
- Documentation
- Useful contacts
- Glossary
● Index

product details

  • Publisher: Haynes Publications
  • ISBN: 0857330802 (0-857-33080-2)
  • ISBN-13: 9780857330802 (978-0-857-33080-2)
  • Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
  • Date Published: 01-2013


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