Military Muscle

The Leyland DAF MMLC with DROPS was developed at a time when the British Army wanted a mobile, selfloading vehicle with a large payload

‘He's only done 2,000km since owning the Leyland but says that being able to load and unload himself has been brilliant’

Neil Whatling, a military vehicle collector and enthusiast known to many for his Tanks 4a Ride contribution at shows in the UK has owned this 1992 Leyland DAF for around four years.

The heavy lifter has proved useful in transporting Neil's military vehicles around and he’s found that his collection, which includes a 25-pounder gun, a half-track and a Dodge Command Car fits on the flat rack.

The medium mobility load carrier (MMLC) with demountable rack offload and pick-up system (DROPS) is much more convenient than the low loader he was using as transport before Covid. The rising costs of public liability insurance means Neil no longer offers tank rides at shows up and down the country.

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