Hummvee or Land Rover? - Page 2




View Poll Results :Hummer or Land Rover
Hummer 15 75.00%
Land Rover 5 25.00%
Voters: 20. You may not vote on this poll

 
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October 9th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
yes, but not if the driver knows what he is doing. Also, military land rovers are sometimes open-tops, so there is no weight up there, just canvas or utah....
October 9th, 2004  
Shadowalker
 
 
land rovers are just as likely to tip as any other off roader, but like sherman says there are the open topped WOLF varients i think and there are ones with fully armoured sides, land rovers though even in there civilian versions are excellent off-road, though not so good on-road
October 10th, 2004  
Big_Z
 
 
Not being able to drive in small spaces doesent matter because they use quads and dirtbikes for that. Id go with the humvee because its a more robust platform but the landrover is a great machine.
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October 10th, 2004  
Shadowalker
 
 
Prob with dirtbikes/quads is that the rider is far more exposed and you cant carry half as much weight, a mix of the two in an army would be by far the best option!
October 13th, 2004  
ACTaFOOL82
 
 
Its a very close call, the Land Rover and Hummer are very good 4 by 4's, thats not all you need. I hummer has great armor, and you can put a 50, or Mark 19 on top. I gaurantee you in inner city the hummer will outlast (Somalia). Then the Land Rover is a great vehicle, but I cant picture it taking many bullets. Plus it hold less cargo/equipment than the humvee.

The width is a strength, more stable, more cargo. The flip side for the Land Rover is more manueverable, but more flippable. You cant argue price becuz they are both expensive. Im gonna go with the Humvee.

Anyone know about their powerplants?
October 16th, 2004  
The Other Guy
 
 
civillian wise, they are both luxury cars...
I'll flip a coin, and that will be my answer.
October 16th, 2004  
The Other Guy
 
 
I got Heads=Hummer
October 25th, 2004  
egoz
 
I'm a Land Rover owner so I might be a bit bias in some areas. But as a military vehicle I think the Hummer would be better. I thinking deciding between the two really wouldn't make much of a difference though. The British are using their LRs in the same areas we take Hummers. In a desert environment both are very capable off road vehicles. Now if you want to go into thick brush and do some rock crawling, you'd probably take the LR because it's narrower. But then again, the military has other vehicle for that kind of fun, like FAVs.
November 1st, 2004  
batsman
 

Topic: hummer dont take it of the road


During my time i Congo whit a MB Gelenderwagon i spent allot of time waiting for the hummers to get over the mudd rivers that the MB and the landrovers past whiteout any problems but to the hummers advantage i would have to say the drop down axels are god for passing logs or something but when passing mudd they stand still!
November 1st, 2004  
egoz
 
during desert storm the troops made bets on whoever could get their hummers stuck in sand or mud or whatever they found. apparently no one ever won. you have to remember, the hummer was designed so that as long as one wheel has traction it's enough to get it out of trouble. there isn't too many other vehicles that can do that.