By Tom Sheppard. The book we use for our training classes, as do the US and UK Special Forces.
A new, fully revised 6th edition. Originally commissioned by Land Rover and widely used by instructors, including those of the UK and US Special Forces, it sidelines brochure bloat-and-bling to concentrate on what matters for practical 4×4 operation on- and off-road: the driveline, ergonomics, weights and dimensions. If you swoon over pop-out door handles, multi-icon touch-screens, leather seats, 22-inch wheels and 500w audio this may not be your book. But there is detailed guidance on what the 4×4 buyer should look for, depending on usage. A snapshot of current 4×4 drivelines and off-road criteria is given – from Bentley to the refreshing new Jimny and the 2020 Land Rover Defender. Full coverage of off-road techniques, recovery and towing dynamics plus a 33-page ‘Expedition Basics’ section provide a compact planning overview for adventurers. The Glossary provides information you didn’t know you didn’t know.