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Home Search Image Latest Images Events Museums Clubs & Organisations … When I was a kid the marina where our family water skied had a couple of these type trucks out back covered in weeds. Fucking hell do I want one of these.

A love affair was for real born then. It is capable of highway speeds on land and over 30mph on water. Equally adept over land and water, the Humdinga is designed to make transitions from land to water modes within seconds, offering almost seamless travel between land and water. Designed by Gibbs, the Humdinga integrates more than two decades of experience in amphibious vehicle development for transportation and recreational applications. ST Kinetics has recognised this and they are poised to capitalise on the opportunity. We are meeting less than half of the needs of combatant commanders. Imagine you’re a military supply officer, weary but proud as you watch the train you’ve laboriously loaded with gear roll out of the depot towards the front. That’s how the Marines must feel right now as they scramble to shift funding in a fiscal 2015 budget request that’s due out March 4. Whatever’s in the name, the new vehicle will not be the rose the Marines had long hoped would bloom. And, as the commandant himself has said, the military is now in an era of “good enough.” That said, “I think you won’t ever see it called MPC,” the source went on. But the budget kept getting smaller at the same time as the ACV’s technical challenges kept looking bigger. That’s wide open, the defense official told me.

That faction is “by no means the majority,” he made clear. What about the future high-water-speed solution, Amos’s Phase 2?
The secret behind this machine is foam tracks with captive air cells, which allow it to propel itself through the water at up to 20 knots, and then move onto land.
The Navy’s top admiral hopes Marines will use it as a ‘lily pad’ for crisis response missions in and around Africa. They’re not replacing amphibs,” he said.
Marine officials will likely be discussing possibilities for the MLP in greater depth soon. Late last year, China established an air defense identification zone which includes the Senkaku Islands. However, when discussing the new force, Onodera did not mention growing tensions with China. I just hope that the seller of that BMW that I bought for £900 was one of them. The fact is since Thatcher’s ideology won out history has been taught from the point of view of the victor. As someone said as for Mueller it was probably a case of mission accomplished.
All the evidence seems to show that it was a matter of backing the wrong choice between two possible engine designs and I’m betting all the ‘secrecy’ and misinformation surrounding the 700 happened ‘after’ that wrong choice had been made by the bean counters together with the ERGO cab and had inevitably proved to be the wrong one in both cases. Also that there was a high rejection rate on the production line but how many also slipped through the net. As for the reliable 500’s v the grenades I’d bet that would have been a case of those that were used in the lighter weight applications running at a lot less than 32 t gross. And it dominated the British commercial vehicle market and certain export markets. Surreal Leyland,though,is anything but delightful. But to return to those halcyon days of the 1950s and 1960s,when the Leyland group was king.

And I myself knew in 1976 that this would happen to Leyland. And here is a list and explanations of the amazing number of ‘cides. British Leyland,instead of closing down Alvis,like they iniquitously did with almost everything else.

I think it was a better product by the standards of the day than a 500 powered ERGO. German Gardners or Hitlers revenge . You compare here it with the worst engine (500) but have not all nowadays overhead cameshafts and gear at the back. The biggest bugbears were the closed markets look at spain or Italy the haulier had to buy what was built at home,we had the same here with electic things all built but never developed.
Yes it was the better,but a big fuel waster and underpowered even with a V10 engine.

And most sold here had the shorter sleeper, all depends from country to country. I can’t believe the fixed head engines were pulled due to a height problem??

To me this engine was a fail from the get-go and it took the bean counters to finally do the deed.
Why a fixed head at all, what were they thinking.
I think the 1960s was an exciting time for engine designers, especially in a big company like Leyland which, at the time, was at the forefront of innovation. Mack were engineering the future of every lorry engine, but nobody recognised that fact, even when the Maxidyne was in production. I suspect that, if they had a few more Dr.