Land Rover vehicles and the armed forces have been closely linked throughout the brands long and varied history. There’s no doubt that the rugged go-anywhere capabilities of Land Rover 4x4s, combined with their adaptable, versatile nature, makes them a popular choice with both the UK armed forces and those of other nations. The last relationship between Land Rover and the military started back in 1949, when the British Army trialled a fleet of Series 1 vehicles. The rest, as they say, his history. Each generation of the Land Rover Series has seen service either in the Army, Royal Navy, or RAF. Today, the custom-made military Land Rover closely resembles the shape and look of the Defender, and is available in both short and long wheel bases, just like the Defender 90 and 110.
Military Land Rover Parts and Accessories
Ex-military Land Rovers are popular vehicle choices, mostly due to the fact that they are tough, no frills work horses. They’re also very popular at shows and are favoured by many enthusiasts for their collectible nature.
Newer military Land Rovers include the Land Rover Wolf, which features a heavy-duty suspension and modified chassis to withstand heavy weapons loads, as well as equipment and personnel. The Land Rover Wolf also benefits from modified upgraded brakes, and a 24V electrical system as standard. The latter keeps all electrical elements in line with MoD policies for an efficient and simplified stores chain. Used as a light utility vehicle it is commonly used for transporting troops and patrolling in all terrains from urban streets to jungles and deserts.
This range of military Land Rover is officially classed as Higher Specification (HS), and there are 23 variants. Each is designed to perform a particular role within the military, ranging from helicopter support to reconnaissance.
Military Land Rover Parts
All types of military Land Rovers and their civilian cousins share common traits, which makes sourcing Land Rover parts and accessories for ex-military Land Rovers easy - especially with John Craddock Ltd. That being said, there may be occasions when you need to find a specific part for your ex-military vehicle which is not the same as its related family member. In those cases, we are here to help, too!
At John Craddock we are specialists in the supply of ex-military Land Rover parts and spares, and we’d be happy to help you source the right part for you. From electrical to engine and exhaust parts, whatever you need to keep your military vehicle in top working order you’ll find here at John Craddock. We also stock a wide variety of accessories for Land Rover military vehicles including chequer plates to strengthen and support your bonnet, interior trims and car mats, off road accessories, side steps and roof racks.
As the UK’s leading supplier of Land Rover parts and accessories, we have everything you need to maintain, adapt and upgrade your military Land Rover. Whether you are the proud owner of a lightweight Series vehicle, Wolf XD, or any other military iteration, we ship parts globally. And if you can’t find what you’re looking for, please contact us and we’ll use our extensive network to assist you.