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Land Rover

101" Forward control, 1975

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Make
Land Rover
Manufacturer
British Leyland Group
Location Made
Solihull
Accession Number
1990-2-11
Collection
BMIHT Vehicle Collection
Type
Car
Status
Permanent collection
Engine
6 cyl, 3528 cc, 135 bhp
Fuel
Petrol
Top Speed
not quoted
Body Style
Recovery
Price When New
not quoted
Materials
metal, rubber, plastics, glass, textiles
Dimensions
4128mm (l), 1842mm (w), 2225mm (h)
Location
Museum

In the late 1960s the military were looking for a larger payload vehicle which could tow a 4000lb light gun. It also had to be able to be carried by helicopter and had to be no heavier than 3500lb.

A forward control model would give the best format for providing the space required but the available model from Land Rover did not meet the load/tow requirements, so a new vehicle was designed.

The V8 and drivetrain from the Range Rover was mounted on a new 101" chassis on the latest very strong Salisbury axles. The vehicle weighs 4040lb but only 3500lb in stripped down form so could be carried by Wessex and Puma helicopters.

Adopt this car for £25

Adopted by:

David Brearley