Military Vehicle [Command Reconnaissance Series IIA Land Rover and Trailer]

Land Rover UK, Manufacturer

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Maker and Role
Land Rover UK, Manufacturer
Production Date
Land Rover, 1971, series IIA. Short wheel base, 4-wheel drive "Military Spec" vehicle. Green in colour with khaki canvas cabin on the back of the vehicle. Aluminium body and spare wheel mounted on the bonnet. The windscreen is a fold-down type. There is a front and a rear cabin. The front headlights are centrally mounted in the front panel either side of the radiator grill and in front of the radiator. The front of the vehicle is protected by "crash-bars" or brush bars. There are wing-mirrors on both sides of the vehicle. The vehicle is fitted with a tow bar or pintle hook.
Other Name
Series IIA
Processed Material/Metal/Aluminium
Processed Material/Textile/Canvas
Signature/Marks and Type
FV4684 Embossed
Accession No
Credit Line
Land Rover UK. 1973. Military Vehicle [Command Reconnaissance Series IIA Land Rover and Trailer], 2003.754.1. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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Vehicle purchased by Motat from a private collector Mr Phillip Howard.


Posted on 28-12-2019 10:32:45

Thanks for the details and the corrections. I have updated our record to incorporate these. Much appreciated.

- MOTAT Curatorial Research

Posted on 07-11-2019 00:49:27

Hello, 'Jeep' with a capital 'J' is a registered trade mark and is not applicable to a Land Rover. The vehicle in question is Series 2A (Series IIA) with the military nomenclature 'Truck, 1/4 ton, Command Reconnaissance, Land Rover, Series IIA'. It was part manufactured by Land Rover in the UK, with the remainder by the Pressed Metal Corporation in Sydney, Australia. It has the Australian-developed military specification 'cut out' front mudguards with pioneer tool rack. The 'crash bar' is correctly termed a brush bar, and was a standard fitting on Australian and New Zealand Army Land Rovers of the Series 2, 2A and 3. The 'green colour' is correctly termed Deep Bronze Green, and the 'tow bar' is correctly termed a pintle hook. I hope the above is helpful in describing the Land Rover for the benefit of the general public. Regards Mike The headlamps are mounted in the front panel either side of the radiator grill and in front of the radiator (not above the radiator as stated).

- Michael K Cecil

Posted on 02-11-2019 16:26:26