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Old February 2nd, 2005, 08:48 PM
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I saw a lot of posts on the military boards talking about the D-90s...lamenting the slow speeds, but biggest of all, was the lack of armor, and inability to handle the addition of armor very well due to the previous lack of power...and maybe some complications with trying to weld iron onto aluminum.

Christ, what do they want??? Speed and protection? Crazy, I tell ya! Crazy.
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 12:35 PM
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I saw a lot of posts on the military boards talking about the D-90s...lamenting the slow speeds, but biggest of all, was the lack of armor, and inability to handle the addition of armor very well due to the previous lack of power...and maybe some complications with trying to weld iron onto aluminum.

Christ, what do they want??? Speed and protection? Crazy, I tell ya! Crazy.
You might see some pics of full hard top LR's in Iraq with strangly flat sides well they're what's known as snatch rovers- Fully armoured & used in Northern Ireland for years. V8, run flat tyres etc

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4198221.stm
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Old February 4th, 2005, 12:51 PM
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LR nineties are hardly used, mainly 110 or 130s.
The 110 CrewCab Pickup and the 130 CrewCab mentioned at the beginning are regular LR models...
Their main advantage of mil. Defender/Wolfs is definetly the flexibility to adapt them quickly for different purposes.
With the WMIK a 110 can be changed from a GS (General Service) Hard/Softtop to HS (High Spec.) "gunship" within 3-4 hours:
www.adrianstomcat.co.uk/wmik.htm
They are available in 90", 110", 127", 130", 147" with many different bodies (ambulance, gs, hardtop, softtop, armoured, royal marine deep wading and winterized versions...)
Offroad it is definitively better than a Hummer 1 and 2. It's lighter, cheaper (fuel) and very versatile. They can be run with aircraft fuel.
The Wolfs mainly have a modified 300tdi engine. A few have the Td5 engine and the Aussies have the 3.9l in their Perenties.
The LR Wolf has a stronger frame and a higher loading capacity. A Safety devices internal rollcage/low profile rollcage is often fitted, too.
They also have another Air Intake system and the Spare wheel is mounted at the side of the vehicle. A basket is often mounted on the bonnet (anyone wants one?) and the rear door.
You can buy 300tdi defenders (not Wolfs, but mil. spec.) still in Turkey via www.otokar.com.tr .
The only comparable vehicle I know is this:
The new Canadian Mercedes G and the german ksk G....

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Old February 6th, 2005, 03:20 AM
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www.adrianstomcat.co.uk/wmik.htm
Excellent web site-great pics of the wolf
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Old May 20th, 2005, 04:23 PM
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Italian Rovers in A-stan...

Here are a few rovers the Italians are putting to good use in Afganistan...
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Old August 16th, 2005, 12:34 PM
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A few more from the field...and, yes, that is a cute female warrior in the middle of the picture on the right...chicks, guns and Rovers--love it!
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