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Land Rover Series 1

Utility Vehicle


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: Great Britain (and many others)
First Produced/Service Dates: 80 Inch Wheelbase = 1948 - 1953
SWB (86 Inch Wheelbase) = 1954 - 1955
SWB (88 Inch Wheelbase) = 1956 - 1958
LWB (107 Inch Wheelbase) = 1955 -1958
LWB (109 Inch Wheelbase) = 1956- 1958
Manufactured by: Land Rover
Crew: SWB= 2+4?
LWB = 2+6?
Armament: None. However, some of the "specialist" vehicles were armed.
Engine: (4) Cylinder Diesel and (4) Cylinder Petrol.  Engines Upgraded throughout production.
Miscellaneous Info: The Series 1 vehicle was changed and upgraded throughout it's production and was offered in five main variants: the original 80 inch wheelbase vehicle, the 86 inch "Short" wheelbase vehicle (SWB), subsequent 88 inch wheelbase SWB vehicle, the intial 107 inch "Long" wheelbase (LWB) vehicle and finally the 109 inch LWB vehicle.

Some Series 1 Land Rovers were modified for combat duties, most noteably the SAS Patrol Vehicles.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
(Photo Above) Land Rover Series 1 SWB Soft Top Land Rover via Dave Haugh - Content Editor
      Land Rover Series 1 SWB Soft Top (Pre Production) Land Rover via Dave Haugh

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
Land Rover Series 1 Utility Vehicle Information and Photos Ex-Military Land Rover Association
"Land Rovers That Fire Missiles" by Clive Elliott The Shorland Site

Printed

Reference Author

British Military Land Rovers: Leaf Sprung Land Rovers in British Military Service (Heritage & Sons, Ltd.)

James Taylor & Geoff Fletcher
"Don't Mention the War (Early Military Land Rovers)" (January 2012 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) James Taylor
"Into the Archives" (West German Tempo Land Rovers) (April 2013 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)  James Taylor
"Land Rover Buyer's Guide: Part 1" (August 2013 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)  Ian Young
Land Rover Defender: The World's Most Versatile Military Off-Road Vehicle (Tankograd Publishing) Carl Schulze
Land Rover 1948-1984, The: A Collector's Guide (Motor Racing Publications) James Taylor
Military Land Rover: 1948 Onwards (Series 1-3, Defender, 101, Wolf, Etc.) Enthusiast's Manual (Haynes Publishing) Pat Ware
Military Land Rover: Development and In Service (Ian Allen Publishing) Pat Ware
"Military Land Rovers" (Special Supplement in the August 2016 Issue of Classic Military Vehicle Magazine) John Carroll
Quarter Ton: The Story of the Quarter Ton, 4x4 Utility in British Military Service - 1941-1958 (Warehouse Publications) Pat Ware
"Tempo Land Rovers (German Made Land Rovers" (November 2012 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)  Ian Young

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