Lightweight ‘Baby’ Landrover
The lightweight was a Land Rover specially lightened so that it could be easily lifted by helicopter. Much of the bodywork can be quickly removed for air-transportation. Most came as soft-tops, although a few were made as hard-tops; Continue reading
Bedford 4 Tonne 4×4 Lorry
The AWD Bedford 4 x 4 truck was in service with the British and other Armed Forces. It has proved, and indeed has a worldwide reputation, to be durable, reliable and capable of transporting men and materials over all types of terrain and in all types of climate. Continue reading
History of the AFV 432
The FV432 was designed to be the armoured personnel carrier in the FV430 series. Production started in 1962 by GKN Sankey and ended in 1971 giving approximately three thousand vehicles.
With the introduction into service of the first fv432 in 1963, the British Army received its first purpose built, fully tracked armoured personnel carrier. It was designed to replace the Saracen 6×6 wheeled APC, and by extension the Humber ‘Pig’ 4×4 wheeled APC. These two vehicles, however, remained in service in the internal security role. Around 3000 of the fv432 family were built and many remain in service to date, although more in supporting roles with the advent of more up to date designs such as the Warrior and CVR (T) series. Continue reading
According to legend, Saint Barbara was the extremely beautiful daughter of a wealthy heathen named Dioscorus, wholived near Nicomedia in Asia Minor. Because of her singular beauty and fearful that she be demanded in marriage and taken away from him, he jealously shut her up in a tower to protect her from the outside world. Continue reading
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