Land rover replacement

#2
Yeah, seen it before. It looks pretty good.

But beware! Its badged as British, but its not. (German/French design, built in Italy, from memory).

TB
 
#5
Livin_on_a_prayer said:
Yeah, its built in Italy.
The upside to this of course is that it can probably withstand a fair amount of fire from the rear. And you can interpret that any way you want ;-)

TB
 
#6
To me it looks like an even more updated hummer!
*As some of you have stated..

Saying that I have not really had a go in an Army (Not sure if it's land or range, sorry) Rover, how do these compare in protection/speed/usefulness to a hummer or this new looking CLV thing? & would the UK have to buy the rights them make them here in the UK or could we just buy them straight off the Italian manufacture? (I'm not sure how this all goes, with equipment as I'm still in TA RT1~6 training)..

Quite enjoyed the bashing we got from the 4 tonne army truck we were running around in this weekend though, wooden seats and people rolling about with the kit also being used as seats :) quite a laugh to see people being bashed about!
 
#7
The last thread about these seemed to focus on how cr@p the company's reputation for reliability was.
 
#8
TopBadger said:
Livin_on_a_prayer said:
Yeah, its built in Italy.
The upside to this of course is that it can probably withstand a fair amount of fire from the rear. And you can interpret that any way you want ;-)

TB
How many reverse gears?
 
T

taric

Guest
#9
But you do realise that the british have chosen this no-mark company to make the vehicle even though humvee have offered us a contract several times but we were to shitting tight to even look at their proposal eh??????
 
#10
taric said:
But you do realise that the british have chosen this no-mark company to make the vehicle even though humvee have offered us a contract several times but we were to shitting tight to even look at their proposal eh??????
It could also be that the Hummer isn't actualy that good....

T C
 
#11
What got me from the site was the last comment:

The MLV is powered by an Iveco 186bhp common rail diesel engine, certified to Euro III emission levels.
OK you running around in a war zone and are realy concerned with the polution you're chucking out.
 
#12
All part of the not-so-secret agenda to buy European no matter what the cost, so we can be part of a Euro army that'll never be able mount any operations. As opposed to buying cheapish battle-tried equipment from a Superpower ally with whom we are constanly mounting significant operations....
 
#13
johnojohnson said:
What got me from the site was the last comment:

The MLV is powered by an Iveco 186bhp common rail diesel engine, certified to Euro III emission levels.
OK you running around in a war zone and are realy concerned with the polution you're chucking out.
That's interesting as any truck supplied in the UK after 1 Oct has to have a Euro IV engine - has Crown immunity snuck back in ??? Does MOD pay the congestion charge in London ??? If so, you'll not be driving many of these around there as Ken Livingstone is about to widen it to the Greater London area and at the same time introduce a pollution rated surcharge and Euro III will get hammered.
 
#14
What's wrong with the landrover?

Could we not have commisioned an updated military version of the defender or disco?
 
#15
I dont think landrover was intrested in the military market .Rather flog suvs .Its good for its role but not a landrover replacement as .
We are only buying 485 .Bet we need more than that to replace the landies .Or are the cuts going to be drastic ?
 
#17
Iveco are a desent company which produce good engines. By all accounts this wont be replacing the Land Rover it's supposed to compliment the range! (a bit like the Minime and LSW bollox), but all the same it's tough and you'll stand more of a chance of survival in one of these than a Landy or Humvee. + the Humvee engine is shite.
 
T

taric

Guest
#19
Would like to add to the speaker who said the hummer is no good are actually slightly (only slightly mind) wrong the wide wheel base and and chassy distance from wheels make this great for negotiating terrain torn up by tank tracks and even do inclines that a pinzgauer and an ATMP can't even do the only downside is the great amount of noise made by the hummer oh and they're quite easy to fix and since they made a civilian counter part the parts are almost as common as ford car parts !!!!!!!!!
 
#20
Mover said:
johnojohnson said:
What got me from the site was the last comment:

The MLV is powered by an Iveco 186bhp common rail diesel engine, certified to Euro III emission levels.
OK you running around in a war zone and are realy concerned with the polution you're chucking out.
That's interesting as any truck supplied in the UK after 1 Oct has to have a Euro IV engine - has Crown immunity snuck back in ??? Does MOD pay the congestion charge in London ??? If so, you'll not be driving many of these around there as Ken Livingstone is about to widen it to the Greater London area and at the same time introduce a pollution rated surcharge and Euro III will get hammered.
IIRc, when the congestion charge was introduced MoD green fleet was made exempt, so the MLV will be too.
 

Similar threads

Top