Originally Posted by codprawn
No IF you read my posts properly you would see I have NOT missed the point!!! Soft skinned vehicles are used where appropriate - when not send in a tank!!!
I DID say that SAS Landrover's don't even have doors - NEVER said it was a tank.....
And for the record I did NOT start criticising the Hummer - only the poncy H2 Hummer lookalike!!!
The Hummer is a good vehicle for what it was intended to do - unfortunately it is not a general purpose vehicle which is what the Yanks are trying to use them for - it just won't fit down little back streets in the 3rd world countries they send them to!!!
sorry cods but i said i would rather be in a hummer than a landy.....quote, but if there was a choice of vehicle then a tank would be preferable to either of those of course.
codders, did you serve in the forces, did you drive a landy as part of your job in the forces.........yes/no......if so when and with who? or did you have a mate in the forces.......
i used a landy a lot in the forces, swb and lwb, and frankly in my honest opinion, what a pile of cack, sitting on fuel tanks, lwb with steering that would rip your thumbs off, gutless engines that would not pull the skin of a rice pudding
and before you go on about how good landies are and try to give me a bashing i am on my third so i think i am entitled to say they are good but not brill, had a disco 200, 300 & TD5
the sas use a variety of vehicles depending on the mission they are going on. you mention they use landys but they also used to use sherpas when i was on the inside. footprints all over em.