LR 101FC - Light Utility Vehicle

Brickmania
$195.00
Current Stock:
35
SKU:
BKM1083
Availability:
Ships in 1-3 days
Weight:
1.74 LBS
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout
Designer:
Simon Jones & George Hicks
Piece Count:
408 LEGO®, BrickArms®, and Brickmania® Elements
Minifigs:
0
Skill Level:
Intermediate (3 of 5)

About the LR 101FC - Light Utility Vehicle:

At the height of the Cold War, the British needed a capable off-road vehicle that could fit inside the belly of a cargo transport aircraft, be adaptable to fit a myriad of functions and designations, and tow the L118 light field gun. British high command settled on the 101FC produced exclusively for the military by Land Rover—that name designating the 101” wheel base. The 101FC was powered by a 120hp 3.5 liter V-8 engine that was affixed between and underneath the two front seats. Interestingly, “FC” means “forward control” and refers to the driver’s position rather than a tactical operation, where the driver is seated over the front axle. Many 101s used canvas tops, though specialized versions used aluminum bodies. The 101 was given the nickname “One Tonne,” often pronounced by troops as “one tunny.”

The 101 was used everywhere the British were located throughout the 1970s and 1980s. The 101 saw significant use during the Falklands War of 1982 where they were used to transport troops and supplies as well as tow the Rapier Missile Launcher. In the late 1990s, the 101 was decommissioned by the British and replaced by more modern vehicles. Though no longer in military use, the 101 can still be seen as many have entered the civilian market.

Specifications:

Speed: 65MPH approx.
Range: 545 km (340 miles)
Crew: 2
Armament: None / Rapier Missile trailer

Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:

This vehicle kit includes working rubber suspension, operable doors, bedsides, and tailgate. Custom printed elements include detailed front grille and camo pattern as well as a printed camo canvas top and accessory trailer.

Model Statistics:

Designed by Simon Jones & George Hicks
408 LEGO®, BrickArms®, and Brickmania® Elements
12 Brickmania custom printed elements
Full-color printed building instructions
Intermediate skill level (4-6 years building experience recommended)

All Brickmania® model kits are made of new-condition LEGO® bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

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