Really? I have still never seen one and never meet anyone who has driven one. My Dad, and Uncle have both been driving big rigs for about as long as I can remember.
My '53 M221 Deuce had an automatic.
Four wheel drive allows you to get stuck
in places even more inaccessible.
62 88 reg
67 NADA x2
74 Air Portable - The Antichrist (tag 6A666)
95 D1 5-speed
95 D90 5-speed
97 D1 Automatic
From a fleet standpoint it makes since. Not everyone knows how to drive a stick. Just the Military put an auto in it doesn't mean it was the best choice. I mean come on they switched sidearms from one of the unarguably best designs ever created to a easy to shoot POS that is the beretta. The only few Deuces I ever drove were manual. The LMTV's and box trucks were all autos though.
"That night we lay in our tent, looking at the stars and listening to the sound of the city. It does not sound like any other city at night. We hear heated discussions and a few fights. Also some gun shots." -Frederik Willems (While camping in the Democratic Republic of the Congo)
A lot of trucks in europe are "auto" ( ie HGV 7.5 ton and up even semis at 44ton ) but they are mostly automated manual boxes.
LT230 transfer boxes are quite easy to regear , but its mostly the range that gets swapped one favourit is putting disco auto version into 90 to give more relaxed motorway cruising .
1986 110 CSW V8i > TD6
1992 90 300tdi auto
1999 P38 DSE Auto
2001 Freelander TD4 Auto
i may even put 6.5 turbo AM GENERAL OPTIMASER motor ( used on Hummers after 2002 with 4l80e automatic ) it all depends on the mechanical condition of the 130
1989 LAND ROVER
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