British MOD Land Rover

British Land Rovers, a highly capable series of off-road vehicles, have been utilized by the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) since the inception of Land Rover production after World War II. These vehicle range from the equivalent of a jeep to light trucks and have been very effective in a multitude of military roles.

See the Olive-Drab.com page on British Military Vehicles for more information about the MOD Land Rovers.

British Land Rover communications vehicle, USMC Regimental Main Command Operations Center, north of Kuwait City, Kuwait, 14 February 2003
British Land Rover communications vehicle, USMC Regimental Main Command Operations Center, north of Kuwait City, Kuwait, 14 February 2003.

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UK Military MOD Land Rover

British Army Land Rover vehicles with IFOR markings at a checkpoint in Croatia, Operation Joint Endeavor, 1996
British Army Land Rover vehicles with IFOR markings at a checkpoint in Croatia, Operation Joint Endeavor, 1996.

British Army personnel in a Land Rover Truck Utility Light, with a Weapons Mounted Installation Kit (WMIK) carryingn a FNMI 7.62mm M240G general purpose machine gun, at Living Support Area 5 (LSA-5), Kuwait, 10 March 2003
British Army personnel in a Land Rover Truck Utility Light, with a Weapons Mounted Installation Kit (WMIK) carryingn a FNMI 7.62mm M240G general purpose machine gun, at Living Support Area 5 (LSA-5), Kuwait, 10 March 2003.

Land Rover: Series 3, 109 inch LWB (Long Wheel Base) Model, MOD colors. Photo: Courtesy Patrick Smith, J.S. International Ltd
Land Rover: Series 3, 109" LWB (Long Wheel Base) Model, MOD colors. Photo: Courtesy Patrick Smith, J.S. International Ltd.

Land Rover: Series 3, 109in LWB (Long Wheel Base) Model, MOD colors. Photo: Courtesy Patrick Smith, J.S. International Ltd.
Land Rover: Series 3, 109" LWB (Long Wheel Base) Model, MOD colors. Photo: Courtesy Patrick Smith, J.S. International Ltd.

Land Rover: Series 3, 88in SWB (Short Wheel Base) Model, MOD colors. Photo: Courtesy Patrick Smith, J.S. International Ltd
Land Rover: Series 3, 88" SWB (Short Wheel Base) Model, MOD colors. Photo: Courtesy Patrick Smith, J.S. International Ltd.

Land Rover: Series 3, 88in Light Model, MOD colors. Photo: Courtesy Patrick Smith, J.S. International Ltd.
Land Rover: Series 3, 88in Light Model, MOD colors. Photo: Courtesy Patrick Smith, J.S. International Ltd.

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