The Swiss army adopted the Land Rover
The demands of Road Rover’s
Land Rover diesel engine
1949 The first Land Rovers
The Land Rover wheelbase
The freewheel allowed them to run faster than the rears on corners. The disadvantage was that four-wheel drive needed to be as effective coming down hills as going up, so engine braking on early Land Rovers was transmitted through the rear wheels only.
Land Rover The simple body
The first peacetime project for Rover
The first peacetime project for Rover was the Fiat 500 inspired M-Type or M1. Envisaged as a small family car with a 699cc engine, aluminum was used for the chassis because of steel shortages, and three prototypes were built in 1946 before the project was finally abandoned.