All Land Rover Forward Control models 2A, 2B and 101 are given the same attention to detail when servicing as all series vehicles.
BlackPaw 4×4 York we are proud to specialise in the Service and MOT for all the Landrover Forward Control models. We treat them with all the care and attention that’s rightfully due to this most individual of Land Rovers.
With the addition of the extra chassis we take great care in checking them for corrosion.
Service Forward Control models 2A, 2B and 101?
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A little background on the Land Rover Forward Control
Land Rover Forward Control was produced to meet the Army’s requirement for a gun tractor, and was designed to tow the L118 Light Gun with a ton of ammunition and other equipment The alternative name is the Land Rover One Tonne. The vehicle was designed to be easily transported by air; the positioning of the 3.5 litre Rover V8 engine beneath and to the rear of the cab eliminates the bonnet at the front, making the vehicle more or less cuboid thus reducing unused space in transport aircraft.
The official name of 101 Forward Control is derived from the vehicle’s 101-inch (2,565 mm) wheelbase, and the position of the driver, above and slightly in front of the front wheels
Norman Busby was responsible for the design of the 101 (14 October 1931 – 30 June 2005).Development of the 101FC started in 1967, with a design team led by Production took place between 1972 and 1978. In common practice of the armed forces, many vehicles were not used for some years and it is not unheard of for military vehicle enthusiasts to pick up these vehicles after only a few thousand miles service. All the vehicles produced at the Land Rover factory at Lode Lane, Solihull were soft top (“rag top”) General Service (GS) gun tractors, although later on many were rebuilt with hard-top ambulance bodies and as radio communication trucks.
By the late 1990s, the 101’s were decommissioned by the MoD and were replaced with Defenders and Pinzgauer vehicles. Many 101s have entered into private ownership and there is a thriving owners club supporting these sourcing spares and providing technical support. The club also keeps a register of known surviving vehicles throughout the world.