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Land Rover Defender HS/XD "Wolf"

Utility Vehicle


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: United Kingdom (and others)
First Produced/Service Dates: 1996-Present
Manufactured by: Land Rover
Crew: TUL (HS)= 2+4
TUM (HS) = 2+8
Armament: None. However, some of the "specialist" vehicles are armed.
Engine: (4) Cylinder Turbo Diesel
Miscellaneous Info: Based on an improved Land Rover 90/110 Defender Chassis, this vehicle is referenced by the British Military as the Defender High Specification (HS) and by Land Rover as Defender Extra Duty (XD).  However, it is also commonly called "Wolf" (after the Rover project name).

It is offered in two man variants, the 90 inch wheelbase Truck Utility Light (TUL-HS) and the 110 inch wheelbase Truck Utility Medium (TUM-HS), with further differentiations including General Service (GS) or Fitted for Radio (FFR) vehicles, which also come in hard and soft topped configurations. 

Many Wolf Land Rovers have been modified for combat duties and are armed and/or armored.  One famous example is the Rapid Deplyment Vehicle, AKA
“Land Rover 110 Defender XD WMIK” or “WMIK/Wolf".  WMIK is an acronym for "Weapons Mount Installation Kit" which was designed by Ricardo Special Vehicles, Ltd for the purpose of allowing the Land Rover to carry heavy weapons such as 12.7mm Heavy Machine Guns or the MILAN ATGM system.
 
Some later "Snatch" Land Rovers (CAV100) are based upon the Land Rover XD "Wolf" TUM chassis.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Land Rover Wolf TUM-HS Frame/Suspension Photos Clive Elliott - Salisbury, UK
    Land Rover Wolf TUM-HS (FFR) Soft Top Clive Elliott
Land Rover Wolf TUL-HS (FFR) Hard Top Clive Elliott
Land Rover Wolf TUL-HS (FFR) Hard Top Photos Clive Elliott
Land Rover Winterized/Waterproof Wolf TUM-HS (FFR) Hard Top Photos Clive Elliott
 Australian SASR Land Rover Wolf Photo Australian Department of Defence via Dave Haugh - Content Editor
RAF Land Rover Wolf TUM-HS Hard Top (FFR) Photos Martyn Smith - England

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
Land Rover Defender XD Wolf Information and Photos Land Rover Club .Net Website
Land Rover Defender XD Wolf Information and Photos Army Technology.com Website

Printed

Reference Author

Combat Land Rovers: Land Rover Monthly Portfolio No. 1 (Brooklands Books)

Bob Morrison
   "Dogs of War" (June 2017 Issue of Classic Military Vehicle Magazine) Louise Limb

"Dunsford Collection: Rare Land Rovers" (November 2005 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)

Ian Young

"Irish Land Rovers" (July 2010 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)

Colin Stone
"Land Rover Buyer's Guide: Part 2" (September 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
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
Modern Military Land Rovers: In Colour (1971-1994) (Windrow & Greene Automotive) James Taylor & Bob Morrison
Special Operations Landies: In detail" (G 029) (Wings and Wheels Publications) Jan W. de Boer, et al

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Land Rover XD TUM Hard Top Model kit (LR001) Accurate Armour 1/35 Multi-Media Kit.
Land Rover XD TUM Soft Top Model kit (LR002) Accurate Armour 1/35 Multi-Media Kit.
Land Rover XD TUM Hard Top (Winter/Water) Model kit (LR004) Accurate Armour 1/35 Multi-Media Kit.
Land Rover XD TUM Soft Top (Winter/Water) Model kit (LR005) Accurate Armour 1/35 Multi-Media Kit.
Land Rover XD TUM "Operation Telic" Model kit (LR008) Accurate Armour 1/35 Multi-Media Kit.
Land Rover XD TUM WMIK (Winter/Water) Model kit (LR006) Accurate Armour 1/35 Out of Production; Multi-Media Kit.
Land Rover XD TUM WMIK with Milan ATGM Model kit (LR007) Accurate Armour 1/35 Multi-Media Kit.
Land Rover XD Wolf with WMIK Model kit (82446) Hobby Boss 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic Model Kit.
Land Rover XD Wolf TUM "Hard Top" Model kit (82448) Hobby Boss 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic Model Kit.
       
Aftermarket Item Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Land Rover Wolf O-WMIK 1997-2004 Conversion (LRA001) Accurate Armour 1/35 Multi-Media; For Hobbyboss model kit 82446
Land Rover Wolf O-WMIK TES(T/H) 2005-2007 Conversion (LRA002) Accurate Armour 1/35 Multi-Media; For Hobbyboss model kit 82446
Land Rover Wolf E-WMIK TES(T/H) 2007-2010 Conversion (LRA003) Accurate Armour 1/35 Multi-Media; For Hobbyboss model kit 82446
Land Rover Wolf R-WMIK TES(T/H) 2008+ Conversion (LRA004) Accurate Armour 1/35 Multi-Media; For Hobbyboss model kit 82446
Land Rover 15-Spoke Alloy Wheel Set (LRA008) Accurate Armour 1/35 Resin.
Land Rover 12-Spoke Alloy Wheel Set (LRA009) Accurate Armour 1/35 Resin.
Land Rover Wolf 'W.M.I.K' Accessories  (T35050) Black Dog 1/35 Resin; For HobbyBoss Model Kit
Land Rover Wolf 'W.M.I.K' Accessories and Crew  (T35051) Black Dog 1/35 Resin; For HobbyBoss Model Kit
Land Rover Wolf 'W.M.I.K' Goodyear G90 Sagged Wheel Set  (DW35007) DEF Model 1/35 Resin; For HobbyBoss Model Kit
Land Rover Wolf 'W.M.I.K' Mich.235  Sagged Wheel Set (DW35008) DEF Model 1/35 Resin; For HobbyBoss Model Kit
Land Rover Soft Top (35029) Djiti's Production 1/35 Resin; For Hobby Boss "Hard Top" kit 82448
Land Rover Defender Wolf Mirrors (M357145) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 For Hobby Boss Model Kits
Land Rover Defender XD 'Wolf' W.M.I.K Detail Set (36191) Eduard 1/35 Photo-etched Stainless Steel; For HobbyBoss Model Kit
Land Rover Defender XD 'Wolf' W.M.I.K Weighted G90 Road Wheel Set -Type1 (ER35-019) ET Model 1/35 Resin; For HobbyBoss Model Kit
Land Rover Defender XD ‘Wolf’ W.M.I.K Detail Set (E35-109) ET Model 1/35 Multi-Media Set; For HobbyBoss Model Kit
Land Rover Defender/Wolf XD Hard Top "Value" Detail Set (S35-006) ET Model 1/35 Multi-Media; For Hobby Boss "Hard Top" kit 82448

Land Rover Wolf W.M.I.K Stowage set (LF1226)

Legend Productions

1/35

Resin; For the HobbyBoss WMIK Model Kit (82446) 

Land Rover Wolf W.M.I.K Detail set (LF1230)

Legend Productions

1/35

Resin; For the HobbyBoss WMIK Model Kit (82446) 

Land Rover Wolf W.M.I.K Aggressive Tread Pattern Tire Set (LF1228)

Legend Productions

1/35

Resin. Looks to be a Goodyear G90 Tire.

Land Rover Wolf W.M.I.K Standard Tread Pattern Tire Set (LF1229)

Legend Productions

1/35

Resin

Land Rover Wolf W.M.I.K Detail Set (PH35WMIK1)

PH Designs

1/35

Photo-Etched Brass; For HobbyBoss WMIK Kit (82446) 

Land Rover Hexagon Grill (PH35LRG)

PH Designs

1/35

Photo-Etched Brass; For HobbyBoss WMIK Kit (82446) 

Land Rover Bonnet, Front Wing and Foot Well Tread (PH35LRTP)

PH Designs

1/35

Photo-Etched Brass; For HobbyBoss WMIK Kit (82446) 

Land Rover Defender Lense and Tailight Set (SKP 127)

SKP Model

1/35

Multi-Media; For Hobby Boss Series of Landys.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Land Rover XD TUM "Operation Telic" Model Photos (1/35 Accurate Armour) Roy Kinsella - Dublin, Ireland