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Why Does This Land Rover Have A Minigun ?

Because it can!

Thank to our friend Matt for the pic from the Defence Vehicle Dynamics show in the UK.

23 Responses to “Why Does This Land Rover Have A Minigun ?”

  1. Eddie says:

    Please tell me they’re putting a spill chute on that thing. A Rover full of hot brass does not sound pleasant.

  2. IW says:

    To protect it when it breaks down, which is guaranteed to happen.

  3. Mac says:

    The question should be `why dont they all` 🙂

  4. Miclo18d says:

    Probably, they are trying to sell it to the 75th Ranger Regt.

    Not a bad vehicle but I liked the M151 version better. The 110’s got stuck faster than a whooooer’s panties come off.

  5. john smith says:

    One never questions the fitment of a Minigun….anywhere.

  6. The LTC formerly known as MAJ S says:

    Because it’s awesome?

  7. BH says:

    Someone is rebooting the old series, The Rat Patrol!

  8. SShink says:

    Looks quite proper atop the lorry.
    If IW is right about break downs, probably not concerned with a roll-over either – Roll cage supports the minigun and protects gear in back, does nothing to protect the driver/passenger.

    • Eddie says:

      It’d have to be rear heavy for that to work, and with the engine in the front I say that’s doubtful. They should adjust that. Current RSOVs have a roll bar down the middle between the driver and front passenger. That’s gonna be a no-go on the Rollovers. I agree with you wholeheartedly.

      • Pioneer says:

        Pic is on a funny angle, the front roll bar is there joining a T-bar above the dash vents.

    • Dave says:

      This vehicle doesn’t have the normal four point harness. The front crew are only inches from the roll over hoop. (A single hoop is all vehicles had in many previous conflicts, if that.)

  9. PTMCCAIN says:

    If that available aftermarket for my Ford F-150? Sure would be fun.

  10. The Pig says:

    Enhanced mobility of the mini gun. There are also two POKE (Personnel Operatable Killing Extenders) sticks mounted on the hood for when everyone runs out of ammo. Love the cable locking mechanism on the front tire. Land Rover has reeeeeally outdone themselves this time.

    • A.G.S. says:

      Pretty sure those are air hoses, not cable locks. There is one on the back tire as well, which would lead me to believe each wheel has a dedicated air line. Poor mans CTIS?

  11. Jeff S says:

    Nice Snatch.

  12. Chicken Legs says:

    Cause they stole it off my Subaru.

  13. AndyB says:

    Answer. Why (the hell!) not?

  14. Logan Crooks says:

    Only with the socialist government’s permission, and only only on their behalf, so in reality, it can’t 🙂 Besides, I took the turret off an Ontos tank destroyer and put it on the Jeep with some American Ingenuity. Screw Land Rover.