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Land-Rover Bomb Disposal Unit - 604

 

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There are four of these - 4x 1970 model late Series 2a Land-Rover 109" truck-cabs by Dinky. Late Series 2a is recognisable because they still have the wire radiator grille but the headlamps have moved into the wings. They were produced like that for the last year or so before the Series 3 came out - the Series 3 was still leaf-sprung and had the plastic radiator grille. Four versions? One civilian, one Police, one Fire Service and one Army Bomb Disposal - this one.

This version of the Dinky Land-Rover was made for two years from 1976 to 1977, well after the Series 3 was on the road - and off it too. It is supposed to have with it a robotic bomb-disposal device as was being widely used in Northern Ireland at the time.

These are not easily found, probably they did not sell so well because the troubles in Northern Ireland were so intense at the time the toy was released and parents were unwilling to give it to their kids. Whatever the reason there are not too many around these days and you will have to pay if you want one.

 
Land-Rover Bomb Disposal Unit - 604 Land-Rover Bomb Disposal Unit - 604 Land-Rover Bomb Disposal Unit - 604
Land-Rover Bomb Disposal Unit - 604 Land-Rover Bomb Disposal Unit - 604 Land-Rover Bomb Disposal Unit - 604
Land-Rover Bomb Disposal Unit - 604 Land-Rover Bomb Disposal Unit - 604 Land-Rover Bomb Disposal Unit - 604
Land-Rover Bomb Disposal Unit - 604 Land-Rover Bomb Disposal Unit - 604 Land-Rover Bomb Disposal Unit - 604
Land-Rover Bomb Disposal Unit - 604 Land-Rover Bomb Disposal Unit - 604 Land-Rover Bomb Disposal Unit - 604

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