Special Forces Land Vehicles

Special Forces Land Vehicles

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Over the last 30 years, Special Forces have become a key component of the world's armed forces, often employing unconventional tactics as part of airborne operations, counterinsurgency, counterterrorism, hostage rescue, covert ops and intelligence gathering. To carry out their role effectively, specific vehicles have been developed for these elite units.
Organized by type, the book explores a wide range of vehicles, from the light utility vehicles through mine-resistant protected vehicles (MRAP) to mini bikes and quad bikes. Discover the Pinzgauer High-Mobility All-Terrain Vehicle, a high clearance, all-wheel drive transporter used by Delta Force and the New Zealand SAS; the fast, light Arquus Scarab, a protected vehicle that can turn both the front and rear wheels simultaneously, allowing it to move sideways like a crab; the MRZR, used by the U.S. Marines for fast forward deployment and off-road reconnaissance; the Toyota Hilux pick-up, which due to its simplicity and rugged durability, has proved its worth in conflicts from South America to Central Asia; and the Christini AWD motorcycle, used by U.S. Navy SEALs in Afghanistan.
Illustrated with more than 100 photographs and artworks, Special Forces Land Vehicles provides a detailed guide to the specialist vehicles used by elite soldiers in the modern era.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 176 x 222 x 15mm | 550g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 110 photos; 110 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1838861661
  • 9781838861667
  • 969,201

Table of contents

Contents includes:

1. Legacy Light Utility Vehicles
Land Rover 110 'Pinkie' Desert Patrol Vehicles
Snatch/Vixen Land Rover
Land Rover Weapons Mount Installation Kit (WMIK)
Land Rover Perentie Long Range Patrol Vehicle (LRPV)
Ground Mobility Vehicle (GMV)
Ranger Special Operations Vehicle (RSOV)
Pinzgauer High-Mobility All-Terrain Vehicle
Interim Fast Attack Vehicle (IFAV)
Peugeot P4

2. Protected Vehicles
Bushmaster Infantry Mobility Vehicle (IMV)/Protected Mobility Vehicle (PMV)
HMT 400 or Jackal
Supacat Extenda
RG-33 Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle
Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle (M-ATV)
Ocelot/Foxhound Light Protected Patrol Vehicle (LPPV)
Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV)
Arquus SABRE
Arquus Scarab
MOWAG Eagle V (4x4)

3. Light All-Terrain Vehicles
S-ATV Special Purpose All-Terrain Vehicle
Desert Patrol Vehicle (DPV)
M1161 Growler
Polaris MRZR
Polaris MRZR Alpha LTATV
Polaris Dagor A1
Boeing Phantom Badger
Supacat Light Reconnaissance Vehicle (LRV 400)
P6 All-Terrain Assault Vehicle (ATAV)
Jankel Fox RRV-x
KMW Special Operations Vehicle
Integrated Convoy Protection (ICP) REVA FAV
NIMR Automotive Rapid Intervention Vehicle (RIV)
Zetor Engineering Fox Rapid Deployment Vehicle (RDV)
Spider Light Strike Vehicle II
Koluman Otomotiv Industri LSA4

4. Support Vehicles
Arquus VLRA-2
Light Medium Tactical Vehicle (LMTV) 'War Pig'
HMT 600 (Coyote) 6x6
Jankel Light Tactical Transport Vehicle (LTTV)
Supacat Light Reconnaissance Vehicle (LRV) 600
Dutch Military Vehicles Anaconda

5. Non-Standard Tactical Vehicles
Purpose-Built Non-Standard Commercial Vehicle (PB-NSCV)
Toyota Hilux
Toyota Land Cruiser
Ford Ranger
Nissan Navara
Navistar Defense Special Operations Tactical Vehicle (SOTV)

6. Motorcycles
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About Alexander Stilwell

Alexander Stilwell is an experienced writer and editor who has worked for several leading publishers, primarily in the fields of military history, politics and international affairs. He has also worked for Jane's Information Group and is the author of several books. He served for six years in the British Territorial Army.
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