Land rover 1/2 ton series 3

Land rover 1/2 ton series 3
Land rover 1/2 ton series 3
Land rover 1/2 ton series 3
Land rover 1/2 ton series 3
Land rover 1/2 ton series 3
Land rover 1/2 ton series 3
Land rover 1/2 ton series 3
Land rover 1/2 ton series 3
Land rover 1/2 ton series 3
Land rover 1/2 ton series 3
Land rover 1/2 ton series 3
Land rover 1/2 ton series 3

Land rover 1/2 ton series 3
The smallest Land Rover available at the time was a Series I I A 88 inch (2235 mm) wheelbase, which was too heavy. Land Rover began work on a lightweight version to fit the specifications in 1965. A new modification to the basic Series IIA was devised by making many body components easily detachable and removing many non-essential items. The result was the Land Rover Half-Ton, known widely as the Lightweight or Airportable. In practice, to reduce weight sufficiently for the helicopters of the day to lift them in combat conditions, the tilt (roof) and sticks, the upper parts of the body, the doors and windscreen were removed, to be refitted later. The most significant change, however, was a reduction in width by 4 inches (100 mm), by redesigning the standard Series IIA axles and fitting shorter half-shafts, which meant it would fit on a standard pallet.

Complete, the Lightweight IIA weighed 2,650 lb (1,202 kg), over the specified weight. The term Lightweight appears misleading as a standard 88 Land Rover weighed 1,318 kg (2,906 lb), but the higher total weight was due to the various frame reinforcement required for military usage. However, with the removable body panels taken-off it was below the limit.

Since improvements to the helicopters meant more lift was available, the M o D accepted it for use. The item "Land rover 1/2 ton series 3" is in sale since Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

This item is in the category "Cars, Motorcycles & Vehicles\Classic Cars\Land Rover". The seller is "amdave_98" and is located in Telford. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, United States, Australia.


Land rover 1/2 ton series 3


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