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Old May 7th, 2010, 05:29 AM
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Hi Jim great pics.. its good to have something to occupy the time when the beer is missing or too warm to drink.!
love the long distance defender pic.

the Mesh seats are great, very comfy esp with armour & camel back
you can buy them through any exmoor trim supplier.
you do see the blindo rims on Ebay every now and then.

some pics from op telic.

be safe..
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Old May 7th, 2010, 05:42 AM
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Hi Jim great pics.. its good to have something to occupy the time when the beer is missing or too warm to drink.!
Or when General Order number one is in effect...

Anyhow, as much as I love seeing pix of Defenders in action, it drives me nuts that you brits are out patrolling in them and running them along routes with known threats. Wish the parliament could be bothered to buy your guys MATV's or something else that offered some protection. I'm afraid the un-armored D's aren't much good for anything other than running around KAF.
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Old May 7th, 2010, 10:59 AM
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its a plan by the gov to control the population.. re steve earl copperhead road..!

anyway you look way cooler tooling around in a wmik compared to a Bv or mastiff up to the point you become jam.!

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Old May 7th, 2010, 12:38 PM
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Hi Jim great pics.. its good to have something to occupy the time when the beer is missing or too warm to drink.!
love the long distance defender pic.

the Mesh seats are great, very comfy esp with armour & camel back
you can buy them through any exmoor trim supplier.
you do see the blindo rims on Ebay every now and then.

some pics from op telic.

be safe..
Regards to All
Gren
I don't think even the sign in the 5th picture could stop me from scavenging for used parts. It says "Stay on road, unexploded ordinance"

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Old May 7th, 2010, 02:07 PM
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Our Land Cruisers became honorary dogs of war last week. I was out doing some work and we were driving down a small side street in Kabul. We were straddling an open sewer when came around a corner and encountered a crowd of pedestrians in our path, the driver stopped and the ground gave way or something and the front wheel of the lead vehicle got stuck up against a culvert. The front wheel then sank into the muck, leaning the cruiser over, and then the rear slid in. The driver of the second vehicle then lost his cool and just drove in the ditch.

After being a little pissed at first that we screwed up their front yard/septic creek the Afghan locals were super-helpful, helping us dig out, tear up the culvert, and push the trucks. Ultimately we had to get a local police truck to pull out the first truck and then we used it to pull out the second one. Fortunately we had a couple good tow straps, and recovery points, but I'm definitely going to upgrade the rudimentary recovery kit that was in the trucks. A couple bow shackles would have helped a lot, and the lack of winches on these trucks is a serious problem.

The trucks smelled pretty bad after we pulled them out. They still smell bad. We had to throw away the straps...
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Old May 28th, 2010, 09:35 PM
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Dude I finally made it home! I am stoked to be home for more then a couple weeks this time. I think they are all flat black because the locals arent known for quality work. I have to tell you though the local mechanics that my buddy had working for him were awesome!
Here are the pics I got on this last trip.
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