British F.V. 18061, Truck General Service, Landrover L.W.B.

British F.V. 18061, Truck General Service, Landrover L.W.B.

The Landrover was first introduced in 1948 by the Rover Company of Solihull. The short 88" and long 109" wheelbase versions soon became popular all-purpose cross country vehicles. The British Army adopted the Landrover in 1956. The basic military Landrover L.W.B. has a canvas tilt; it seats the driver and two passengers in the front, and up to eight passengers in the rear. When used as a cargo carrier, the Landrover L.W.B. has a capacity of 750 kg. In the weapons carrier role, the Landrover may transport an 81 mm mortar or the 120 mm Wombat recoilless anti-tank gun. The F.V. 18602 version of the Landrover L.W.B. has a 24 volt A.C. electrical system, and it may be fitted to carry radios such as the C42 set.

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Technical Specifications

  • F.V. 18061 Truck General Service, Landrover 109 (L.W.B.)
  • Motor: Rover 4 cylinder O.H.V., 2286 cc, 57.4 kw at 4250 rpm
  • Speed: 90 km/h on roads, 16 km/h cross country
  • Range: 450 km on roads
  • Length: 4650 mm
  • Width: 1690 mm
  • Height: 2060 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2770 mm (109 in)
  • Weight: 1680 kg (unladen)
  • Payload: 940 kg
  • Crew: Driver + 10 Passengers

Historical Employment

  • British Army 1956-today

Winston Churchill is reported to have said about the Landrover that it was the only vehicle on which one may place a whiskey glass without any risk of breaking it. The Landrover's angular shape, its perfect lines make it a popular vehicle even today, despite the fact that it is notoriously underpowered.

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