The Land Rover has been in service with the UK Military for decades, usually used for transport and of men and supplies, either onboard or towed behind.
The SAS pioneered the use of the Land Rover as a mobile weapons platform. The SAS had used jeeps to shoot up German aircraft parked on remote desert airstrips during World War 2.
Post War, they eventually graduated to the new Land Rovers. Mobility Troop perfected the art of adapting the utility vehicles into long range patrol and attack vehicles. The concept was proved in 1991 when the SAS drove several heavily-armed Land Rover columns behind Iraq lines during Operation Desert Storm
In 1999 Ricardo Vehicle Engineering, under contract to the MoD, produced the first WMIK variant of Land Rover’s popular 110.
Each vehicle, unaccessorised, is reputed to have cost in excess of £275,000 each with the Australian manufactured soft mount rotating .50 CAL soft mount costing a further £31,000 each…
The WMIK (Weapons Mount Installation Kit) was based on the military version of the 110, the Truck Utility Medium (TUM). The WMIK featured a strengthened chassis, a roll bar cage and a series of weapons mounts.
The WMIK was designed as a reconnaissance and fire support vehicle.
Mounts for various weapons systems allow the WMIK to be armed in a range of configurations.
The RWMIK+ boasts a further enlargement to 4.7 tonnes GVW. It features seating for a 4-man crew, new rear axle, a 2.8-litre engine with automatic transmission, armoured doors and upper body panels and increased rollover protection (this includes fixing the vehicle commander’s seat height and raising the roll bar height so the commander is always within roll bar protection in the case of a vehicle rollover). RWMIK+ vehicles were delivered by Ricardo to the MoD between June 2010 and July 2011.
THIS IS THE ULTIMATE ITERATION OF THE WMIK, AND AS SUCH IS A COLLCTORS ITEM, AS THE REMAINING STOCK OF THE LAST 100 VEHICLES HAVE BEEN SOLD BY THE MOD DIRECTLY FOR EXPORT
We offer door-to-door or door-to-battlefield delivery (Export licence required)
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