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Land Rover 101 Forward Control

Light utility vehicle

Land Rover 101 Forward Control

The Land Rover 101 Forward Control was designed to tow the L118 105-mm light gun

 
 
Entered service 1972
Configuration 4x4
Cab seating 2 + 6 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) ?
Maximum load 1 t
Length 4.33 m
Width 1.84 m
Height 2.28 m
Mobility
Engine Rover 3.5-liter petrol
Engine power 120 hp
Maximum road speed 125 km/h
Range ~ 500 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.5 m
Trench ~ 0.5 m
Fording ~ 0.6 m

 

   The Land Rover 101 Forward Control light utility vehicle was developed to meet British Army requirement for a gun tractor. It is named after its 101 inch wheelbase. This vehicle is broadly similar to the successful Austrian Pinzgauer. Production of the Land Rover 101 commenced in 1972 and ceased in 1978. A total of 2 669 of these vehicles were built. The 101's were decommissioned by the British Army in the late 1990s and were replaced with Pinzgauer 716/718 series high-mobility vehicles and Land Rover Defenders. A small number of these vehicles were sold to Australia and Holland.

   The Land Rover 101 Forward Control was designed to tow the L118 105-mm Light Gun with a ton of ammunition in the rear load space. It was also used to tow Rapier missile launchers. All vehicles were produced as soft tops, although later some of them were refitted with hard top bodies. The Land Rover 101 can carry driver, commander and gun crew of six men.

   Vehicle is powered by a Rover 3.5-liter petrol engine, developing 120 hp. This engine is similar to the unit used in the Range Rover, but has some minor differences. The Land Rover 101 was fitted with a self-recovery winch. This light utility vehicle could be easily transported by air or airlifted underneath helicopters.

 

Variants

 

   Ambulance, it can carry 4 stretchers and one attendant;

   Radio communication truck;

   Vampire electronic warfare vehicle.

 

Video of the Land Rover 101 light utility vehicle

 

 
Land Rover 101 Forward Control

Land Rover 101 Forward Control

Land Rover 101 Forward Control

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