Oxford Diecast Land Rover Series Ii SWB Canvas Reme 1:43rd Scale
Product Code: 43LR2S006
The Series II Short Wheelbase (SWB) Land Rover was introduced in 1958 as the successor to the Series I SWB. It was the first Land Rover to receive the attention of Rover's styling department, with a new "barrel side" waistline and improved design of the truck cab variant.
It was powered by a 2.25-litre petrol engine producing 72 hp, although the first 1,500 or so models retained the 52 hp 2.0-litre petrol engine from the Series I. A 2.0-litre diesel engine was also available as an option.
It was used by the British Army, the Royal Air Force, and the Royal Navy, as well as by police forces and fire departments around the world. It was also a popular choice for farmers, ranchers, and other people who needed a tough and reliable vehicle for off-road work.
- Four-wheel drive with selectable high and low range
- Rugged construction and simple design
- High ground clearance and excellent off-road capability
The Series II SWB was produced until 1961, when it was replaced by the Series IIA SWB. The Series IIA SWB was essentially the same vehicle as the Series II SWB, but with a number of minor improvements, such as a new front grille, new headlights, and a new interior.
The Series II SWB was a landmark vehicle in the history of Land Rover. It was the first Land Rover to receive the attention of Rover's styling department, and it was the first Land Rover to be powered by a 2.25-litre petrol engine. It was also a popular choice for both military and civilian use, and it helped to establish Land Rover as a leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles.
The Corps of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) provides engineering support to maintain and repair the vast array of British Army equipment. No. 13 Command Workshops, R.E.M.E. was based at Aldershot, until 1962 after which it was renamed.
The Oxford Diecast Land Rover Series II SWB Canvas Reme is a 1:43 scale model and comes packed on a plinth, with a clear case lid and Oxford Military wrap.
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