Originally Posted by Hugh Jardon
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
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.
I have several mates who are in the forces - several mates who have been in the forces and a future brother in law who is in the Royal Marines - I have also worked on several MOD type contracts I will NOT talk about here.
I have driven Land Rovers in many countries and on very different kinds of terrain - most of my mates who are or were in the forces own their own Land Rovers!!!
As to you having used Landies in the forces that was obviously a long time ago - they dropped the Series models in about 1984 - anyone who knows anything about offroading would NEVER hook their thumbs under the wheel but it just isn't an issue with the Defenders or Wolfs they use now - not many vehicles have a damper on the steering!!!
I am well aware of what sort of vehicles the SAS use - even AVIS or Hertz when the need arrises!!! I have an ex SAS Range Rover complete with an internal roll cage and platform on the roof for aircraft assaults!!!