Land Rover Military One Tonne

Author: James Taylor
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 9781847978929
Release Date: 2015-02-23
Genre: Technology & Engineering

A fully illustrated history of the Land Rover 101 One-Tonne - the forward-control military vehicle developed as a gun tractor for the British Army, in production from 1975-1978. This essential guide to these small yet powerful 4 x 4 vehicles covers: production histories; design and prototypes; specification guides; the 101 in British military service between 1975 and 1998; the 101 variants - ambulances, Rapier tractors, hard-bodied versions for electronic warfare and special field conversions; sales to overseas military authorities and, finally, advice on buying and owning a 101 today. Of great interest to Land Rover and military vehicle enthusiasts, historians and owners' clubs and illustrated with 207 original colour photographs.

British Military Land Rovers

Author: James Taylor
Publisher: Herridge & Sons Limited
ISBN: 1906133654
Release Date: 2016-01-11
Genre: Transportation

The British military has always been one of the major customers for Land Rovers, buying thousands upon thousands over the years. Land Rover in turn has returned the compliment, developing special models to meet its needs, such as the Half-Ton or Lightweight and the 101 One-Tonne Forward Control. Yet the British military Land Rover has always been special in its own way, particularly after 1961 when the basic specification was modified to incorporate elements that were never made available on contemporary civilian models. It has been modified and adapted in dozens of ways for its military role, the basic GS soft-top utility and FFR 24-volt radio models being supplemented by a wide variety of specialist variants that remain little known even today. This hugely comprehensive book looks at the story of the leaf-sprung Land Rovers used by all three of Britain's armed services â?? the Army, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force. It lists and describes the different types, setting them in their context both as products of the Rover (and later, Land Rover) companies and as military equipment designed to meet a particular need at a particular time. There are copious illustrations, many never published before, and the lists of the vehicles themselves are as exhaustive as the authors have been able to make them in the light of surviving records. British Military Land Rovers aims to cover every leaf-sprung type in use between the first deliveries in 1948 and the final ones in 1985 â?? by which time the core Land Rover product no longer depended on leaf springs but on a more modern coil-spring suspension design. It will be welcomed by military-vehicle and Land Rover enthusiasts alike as the most detailed book yet published about the subject.

The Half Ton Military Land Rover

Author: Mark Cook
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781903706961
Release Date: 2004-05-31
Genre: History

The full story of the Lightweight military Land Rover. Packed with facts & photographs, this book covers all the variants used in the UK and overseas. A must for the Land Rover enthusiast & invaluable to all enthusiasts, owners, restorers and would-be buyers.

British Leyland

Author: James Taylor
Publisher: The Crowood Press
ISBN: 9781785003929
Release Date: 2018-03-26
Genre: Transportation

In 1968, British Leyland brought together many of Britain's motor manufacturers, with the intention of creating a robust unified group that could equal the strength of the big European conglomerates. But this was not to be. There have been many books about the politics and the business activities of British Leyland, but British Leyland - The Cars, 1968-1986 looks exclusively at the cars that came from the company, both the models it inherited and those it created. The eighteen years of the corporation's existence saw a confusing multitude of different car types, but this book resolves these confusions, clarifying who built what, and when. The book takes 1986 as its cut-off point because this was the year that the old British Leyland ceased to exist and what was left of the car and light commercial business was renamed the Rover Group. The book includes: Production histories and technical specifications of every major model; The special overseas models; Appendices on engines, code names, and factories; Buying guidance on the models built in Britain. This is the most comprehensive book so far to focus on the cars from British Leyland between 1968-1986 and it provides an overview of each model's production history, together with essential specification details. It is profusely illustrated with 178 colour and 63 b&w photographs.

Land Rover Series III Specification Guide

Author: James Taylor
Publisher: Crowood Press UK
ISBN: 1847973205
Release Date: 2012-02-20
Genre: Transportation

The Series III Land Rovers enjoyed a long production run of nearly fifteen years, taking over from the Series IIA types in 1971. The book follows it predecessor, Land Rover Series II and IIA Specification Guide, in trying to establish how its subject vehicles would have been when they were new. Compiled over a period of more than thirty years, the book draws on extensive reference material from Land Rover itself, and on the observations and knowledge of an army of enthusiasts. The complete specification guide to Series III Land Rovers, produced from 1971 to 1985 covers:Vehicle identification and specification changes.Options on standard models and special equipment.Conversions and Forward Control models.Overseas models and markets.Military and Lightweight models.

Land Rover Series II and IIA Specification Guide

Author: James Taylor
Publisher: Crowood Press UK
ISBN: 1847971601
Release Date: 2010-08-15
Genre: Transportation

The Series II [1958-61] and Series IIA [1961-71] Land Rovers defined the iconic shape of the vehicle which is still instantly recognizable in today's utility models from Land Rover. Compiled over nearly thirty years, with the aid of reference material produced by Land Rover and many dedicated enthusiasts, this comprehensive guide to the specifications of the Series II and IIA vehicles looks not only at Land Rovers as they were when they left the assembly lines but also at dozens of options and 'approved' special conversions - and some which did not receive factory approval, too.

Wooden Bodied Vehicles

Author: Colin Peck
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 9781847976260
Release Date: 2013-06-30
Genre: Transportation

Wooden-Bodied Vehicles - Buying, Building, Restoring and Maintaining provides practical advice for anybody who is contemplating the purchase, restoration or even the building of a wooden-framed vehicle. It will guide the reader around some of the common problems and pitfalls associated with such vehicles, while at the same time highlighting some of the techniques required to end up with a beautiful wooden vehicle of which they can be justifiably proud. Combining a wide range of advice from highly skilled professional and home restorers, and the author's own experience, the book gives tips, advice and techniques concerning the ownership and restoration of a diverse range of wooden-bodied vehicles, from small cars to buses. It covers the following: How to buy - choosing the right vehicle; Dismantling a vehicle and cataloguing parts; Stripping off old varnish and sanding; Selecting the right wood; Making templates; Repairs and dealing with bugs; Bleaching and preserving; New builds and re-builds; Colouring and varnishing; Wood graining. An invaluable practical manual for anyone contemplating the purchase, restoration or even building of a wooden-framed vehicle. Gives tips, advice and techniques concerning the ownership and restoration of small cars to buses. Of interest to all woodie owners, enthusiasts and restorers. Superbly illustrated with over 450 full colour photographs showing the fantastic results that can be achieved with the right tools and techniques. Colin Peck is the founder of the Woodie Car Club and a regular contributor to road transport and classic car media.

Combat Land Rovers Portfolio

Author: R.M. Clarke
Publisher: Brooklands Books Limited
ISBN: 1855206048
Release Date: 2003-02-06
Genre: History

It was the strong allegiance of owners to their Land Rovers that prompted the creation of LRO Magazine in 1987 and following that in the late nineties of LRM. Bob Morrison has been writing during this period on all aspects of the military Land Rover both historically and as the vehicles evolved in later years. This book is a compilation of some of these articles that are mainly concerned with Land Rover's change from the old style vehicle into a frontline, liaison and command unit. Many articles cover the Wolf as it was introduced to the forces in all its guises. Included in the list are WMIK equipped Wolves on duty in Sierra Leone, SOVs serving with the US Rangers, Desert Patrol Vehicles in Kenya, CAVs at work in Bosnia & Kosovo. APVs in service in Ireland, RAF 127s, 130s and 110 FFRs.

Land Rovers

Author: John Christopher
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 9781445640693
Release Date: 2014-06-10
Genre: Transportation

Designed as a utilitarian vehicle for farmers, the Land Rover has become an automotive legend the best 4x4 x far. Infinitely flexible, they have appeared in short, medium and long wheelbase variants, with a host of body styles and conversions for everything from sixwheeled fire engines to motor homes. It is more than sixty years since the prototype was built in 1948 and the Land Rover of today still resembles the original although creature comforts may be more evident on the latest Defender models

Quarter Ton

Author: Pat Ware
Publisher:
ISBN: 0952556324
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Automobiles, Military


Land Rover

Author: James Taylor
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 9781847975287
Release Date: 2013-04-22
Genre: Transportation

The Land Rover has become an icon across the world, famed for its classic design, its practicality and its longevity. In this revised edition of his acclaimed book, first issued as Land Rover - 60 Years of the 4 x 4 Workhouse, James Taylor charts sixty-five years of Land Rover development in comprehensive detail, bringing the story right up to date with the latest Defender variants. Contents include: Prototypes and development vehicles; Standard production models; The special editions; Land Rovers built outside the UK; Special conversions; Military variants; The Land Rovers that never were. The first book to look at the story of the Land Rover's gradual evolution. Comprehensively researched, extensively illustrated and accessibly presented, this will be an indispensable read for all those who have an interest in the legend that is Land Rover. Superbly illustrated with 476 colour photographs. James Taylor's major specialization is the Rover company and its descendants, and he is widely acknowledged as the pre-eminent historian of the Land Rover.

Falklands Gunner

Author: Tom Martin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781473881235
Release Date: 2017-05-30
Genre: History

The Royal Artillery played an absolutely vital, though often forgotten, part in the British armed forces’ successful operation to recapture of the Falkland Islands in 1982. The actions of the artillery were recorded by one young officer in a journal which he kept before, during and after the conflict. Second Lieutenant Tom Martin was a Command Post Officer with 29 (Corunna) Field Battery RA which deployed to the South Atlantic in 1982 as part of the Task Force dispatched to retake the Falklands. With its six 105mm Light Guns making the journey on the MV Europic Ferry, the Battery sailed south on the MV Norland with 2 PARA, joining 3 Commando Brigade for the landings. The five gun batteries of the Royal Artillery, totaling thirty light field guns, fired a tremendous number of shells on the Argentine forces. For its part, 29 (Corunna) Field Battery fired the first Fire Mission of the conflict – and continued to do so until the Argentinian surrender – in the most testing environment and against the odds. Whilst in the South Atlantic, Martin sought to detail and record the action on the Battery’s gun position. Supported by the recollections of some of those he served alongside, Martin’s notes and diary entries form the basis of this book; a vivid, blow-by-blow account which provides a comprehensive picture of the Royal Artillery and its pivotal role in the Falklands War.

James Taylor

Author: James Taylor
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 9781526732385
Release Date: 2018-06-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

James Taylor has an amazing story to tell, from battling through the junior ranks where he faced constant negativity about his height: to the pinnacle of his career as one of England’s top batsmen and elders in international cricket. Tragically, his career was cut short due to a serious heart condition which forced him to retire in 2016 at the age of 26. In his book, James will discuss his journey from a cricket loving boy to the international superstar he became. Revealing the inside story of his heart condition – how it affected him personally and how he rebuilt his life and used his experience to help others. James’s book will appeal not only to cricket fans, but also a wider audience as he tells his inspiring story of overcoming adversity.