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de Havilland Comet 1949-97

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Origins of the Land Rover - history of Land Rover development and production. Land Rovers in military service - military evaluation, military procurement and service, standard military Land Rovers. Military specials and adaptations - purpose-built Land Rover military vehicles, armoured vehicles, 101 1-tonne FC, Wolf Defender XD, Pulse, factory conversions to role, such as ambulance, applique armour, fire fighters and special operations vehicles, and experimental vehicles. Covers all eras, from Series I to Defender. The soldiers view - comment from soldiers who have used Land Rovers in various specialised military roles. The civilians view - buying an ex-military Land Rover, originality, restoration, driving and using vehicles, paperwork. The mechanics view - safety, tools, jacking and working on military Land Rovers. Appendices detailing technical descriptions of key vehicles, specifications, vehicle identification numbers, documentation and useful contacts. New in paperback. Original hardback edition ISBN 978 0 85733 080 2.

About the Author

Brian Rivas is an authority on the de Havilland Aircraft Company, the author of John Derry: The Story of Britain's First Supersonic Pilot, A Very British Sound Barrier, and co-author of the Haynes de Havilland Mosquito Manual. He lives in Somerset.

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