Tag: Military

The 1965 1.5 ton 112 inch Forward Control Land-Rover, or ‘Truck No. 21’

The British Motor Museum houses many a special Solihull built vehicle, and some are more special than others, like the signal yellow 1.5 ton 112 inch Forward Control prototype, named ‘Buttercup’. With its Rover Eng Dept lettering and crane in the back it looks like a recovery vehicle, but that is not how it left […]

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Military Land Rovers and the Art of War

The slightly naive artwork in these rare images looks like it was commisioned by Airfix for a line of model kits for 11-year-olds, but it was actually used to sell military Land Rovers to governments worldwide. By using artist impressions in stead of photography, Land Rover could add flying helicopters and explosions, plus hide the […]

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