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Land Rover

SAS 110 Desert Patrol Vehicle (DPV)

Late Model Vehicle 


Country of Origin/Used by: Great Britain
First Produced/Service Dates: Approximately from 1985-2008
Manufactured by: Base Vehicle: Land Rover; Specialist Vehicle Conversion: Glover Webb (Some sources state that the conversions were completed by Marshalls of Cambridge)
Crew: 3
Armament: Front (Passenger/Commander): (1) 7.62mm GPMG; Rear: (1) GPMG, M2HB .50 Cal Heavy Machine Gun, 40mm Mk19 Automatic Grenade Launcher OR MILAN Anti-Tank Guided Missile Launcher.  The previous weapons packages were considered "standard", however variations were common based upon crew preferences and/or mission.
Engine: (8) Cylinder 3.5L Petrol (Some sources state that later vehicles were fitted with the (4) Cylinder 2.5L 300tdi Turbo-Diesel engine)
Miscellaneous Info: In the mid 1980's, the Special Air Service (SAS) was seeking to replace their aging Land Rover Series 2A "Pink Panther" Patrol Vehicles with a newer, more capable vehicle. The new vehicle designed was the Land Rover 110 Desert Patrol Vehicle (DPV). The DPV initially used the heavy duty chassis of the Land Rover 110 High Capacity Pick-Up, but later vehicles were based upon the similar, but improved Defender 110 Vehicle. Other basic mechanical upgrades included a more powerful engine, strengthened suspension and more robust axles. Some sources state that additional fuel tanks were fitted to the vehicle, but others state they did not have them.

Early vehicles were fitted with a basic roll-bar behind the front seats which was also used to mount the rear weapons.  However later versions sported a protective cage/mount similar to the Weapons-Mount Installation Kit (WMIK) seen on later Land Rovers.
Later vehicles were also reportedly fitted with underbody protection and larger wheels/tires.

Data Sheet Available:   None Available


Reference Source/Provider
Early Land Rover 110 DPV Photos Ian Young - Great Britain
Late Land Rover 110 DPV Photos Ian Young

References Available


Reference Source/Provider
Land Rover 110 DPV Information and Photos Elite UK Forces
Land Rover 110 DPV Information and Photos Land Rover Club.Net


Reference Author

Combat Land Rovers: Land Rover Monthly Portfolio No. 1 (Brooklands Books)

Bob Morrison
"Dunsfold Collection" (November 2005 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) Ian Young
Military Land Rover: 1948 Onwards (Series I-III, Defender, 101, Wolf, etc) (Haynes Publishing) Pat Ware
Military Land Rover: Development and In Service (Ian Allen Publishing) Pat Ware
Modern Military Land Rovers: In Colour (1971-1994) (Windrow & Greene Automotive) James Taylor & Bob Morrison
"SAS In The Gulf" (December 2013 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) Ian Young
"SAS Land Rovers"  January 2017 Issue of Classic Military Vehicle Magazine James Taylor
Special Forces Land Vehicles: MRAP's, Motorcycles & All-Terrain Vehicles (Amber Books) Alexander Stillwell
Special Operations Landies: In detail" (G 029) (Wings and Wheels Publications) Jan W. de Boer, et al
"Storm Force"  April 2017 Issue of Classic Military Vehicle Magazine Louise Lamb

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
SAS Land Rover 110 Desert Patrol Vehicle Model kit (LR009) Accurate Armour 1/35 Multi-Media Kit.
Aftermarket Item Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Land Rover "110" (Defender) Chassis Set (LRA007) Accurate Armour 1/35 Multi-Media.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider