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Old March 20th, 2010, 11:01 PM
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The Dogs of War - Pix of Rovers in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other Theaters of War

Turns out there are lots of Rovers here in Afghanistan. Some pre-date the Soviet invasion, and lots are Defenders being used by us, NGO's, Brits etc.

The green trucks are armored. If you look closely you can see the metal grill, the thick windshield, the non-opening side windows etc.

The white truck is a 2006 ROW spec Tdi truck that was impounded in a Government yard. It hasn't moved in ages. I'm gonna see if I can buy it. Maybe send parts home. Gotta see if that's legal.
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Old March 20th, 2010, 11:06 PM
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Awesome pics, Jim!
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Old March 21st, 2010, 12:09 AM
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Old March 21st, 2010, 12:10 AM
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very nice...

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Old March 21st, 2010, 09:49 AM
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Great pics Jim! How did you leave off with the 110?
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Old March 21st, 2010, 04:43 PM
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Great photos...keep 'em comin' Stay safe over there.
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Old March 21st, 2010, 09:06 PM
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I'm gonna see if I can buy it. Maybe send parts home. Gotta see if that's legal.
Now that's what I call humanitarian aid!
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Interesting looking wheels on that military 109.... hmmm, I wonder where the Royal dudes got those from?
They almost look like Dakar/rally class racing wheels.
Damn, war money buys the best!
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Old March 22nd, 2010, 04:06 PM
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british firm that came up with them they are aluminium. Have the website saved just cant find it right now(of course). There is a rover mag that has an article on them. Civilians can buy them, just set you back a leg or two.
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Old March 22nd, 2010, 04:35 PM
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british firm that came up with them they are aluminium. Have the website saved just cant find it right now(of course). There is a rover mag that has an article on them. Civilians can buy them, just set you back a leg or two.

YES please find the info on them as I think I REALLY like (read need) those.

Jim what kind of condition, are most of the Land Rovers over there? You of all people will be able to judge. Also the tan vehicle, is that a 109 or a 110 with a 109 windscreen? What are the boxes on the wings and is the turret on top a Thermal Imager of some sort?

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Old March 30th, 2010, 12:33 AM
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The military truck is a 110, it has a split screen because it is up-armored. Most of the Rovers are in remarkably rust-free condition since Afghanistan is so arid, but they are typically beat to hell from 35 years of war and stuff.
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The military truck is a 110, it has a split screen because it is up-armored. Most of the Rovers are in remarkably rust-free condition since Afghanistan is so arid, but they are typically beat to hell from 35 years of war and stuff.
Ahh the up armoring, what kind of power plant are they using and do you per chance know the make of the rims?

So not toooo rusty huh? Can you bring back any as a souvenir?

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Old March 30th, 2010, 05:27 AM
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Ahh the up armoring, what kind of power plant are they using and do you per chance know the make of the rims?

So not toooo rusty huh? Can you bring back any as a souvenir?

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I'll ask the Brits if I see them running around as to who makes the rims, but if you asked me who made MRAP rims or something, I wouldn't be able to tell you. I think its a good question for a UK board like LR4x4.com - that's a good board.

Can I bring any back? This is Afghanistan, money will solve any problem. I don't know what it costs to send a container from here, but if anyone wants to go in on a grab-bag container packed with Rover parts, then I'll try to find out. I don't know what anything would cost, but this would be more of a "fun" activity than a "bargain" one. The Rovers to go in the container might be damn near free, but shipping certainly wouldn't be. Its not like I can finaggle a C5 to load up with Rovers.
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Its not like I can finaggle a C5 to load up with Rovers.
No C5? How about a C17?
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Its not like I can finaggle a C5 to load up with Rovers.
I must say I find this rather disappointing...
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YES please find the info on them as I think I REALLY like (read need) those.

Jim what kind of condition, are most of the Land Rovers over there? You of all people will be able to judge. Also the tan vehicle, is that a 109 or a 110 with a 109 windscreen? What are the boxes on the wings and is the turret on top a Thermal Imager of some sort?

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The turret thingy is a remote spotlight (probably infrared). they are use on MRAP's and Humvees in Iraq as well. (IR and whitelight)
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Old March 30th, 2010, 10:21 PM
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I'll ask the Brits if I see them running around as to who makes the rims, but if you asked me who made MRAP rims or something, I wouldn't be able to tell you. I think its a good question for a UK board like LR4x4.com - that's a good board.

Can I bring any back? This is Afghanistan, money will solve any problem. I don't know what it costs to send a container from here, but if anyone wants to go in on a grab-bag container packed with Rover parts, then I'll try to find out. I don't know what anything would cost, but this would be more of a "fun" activity than a "bargain" one. The Rovers to go in the container might be damn near free, but shipping certainly wouldn't be. Its not like I can finaggle a C5 to load up with Rovers.
I bet the biggest problem would be getting the container to a place to ship it out with the all the shake down check points...

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The turret thingy is a remote spotlight (probably infrared). they are use on MRAP's and Humvees in Iraq as well. (IR and whitelight)

Ahhh interesting, A white light IR combo. We did not have anything like that on my second trip to the sandbox. Hell we did not even have up-armored Hummves....

I found a link for the rims, they are called Blindos they are apparently a high strength Aluminum made in Italy.

http://www.silverlinewheels-tyres.co...indowheels.htm

I emailed for a price quote but I have a feeling these are going to make Forged Porsche rims pale in comparison...

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