Six wheels on my Wagon

In part two of a comprehensive study by Craig Watson, the Perentie Story continues – developing the 6x6 Land Rover

These 6x6 Perentie Long Range Patrol Vehicles (LRPVs) have been deployed with the SAS Regiment in Afghanistan, seen here in 2009 PHOTO BY LS PAUL BERRY.© COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

Land Rover Australia was aware that the army was in the process of evaluating its need to replace its road fleet, thanks to the army staff requirement for lightweight and light trucks being released by the Department of Defence in February 1981.

Of particular interest to Land Rover was its current in-service fleet of lightweight (one-tonne payload) vehicles, as well as an anticipated need for a light cross-country vehicle with twotonne payload.

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