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Land Rover CAV 100 Query ...
pbennett
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, May 09, 2020 - 06:33 AM UTC
Studying photos of the Land Rover CAV 100 in Iraq and Afghanistan, I notice a large raised section, directly in front of the roof hatch. One of the photos shows the soldier resting his elbow on this while aiming his SA80. Am I correct in assuming this is its main function it appears to be covered in a soft vinyl-type material, rather like a cushion.
pbennett
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, May 09, 2020 - 09:28 AM UTC
Having just found other photos of the CAV 100, I think I've found the answer to my earlier question the raised panel appears to be the hatch cover, which slides forward from the opening.
terminators
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France
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Posted: Saturday, May 09, 2020 - 09:53 AM UTC
Glad you have find your response.

I was wondering too, how this system works when I had to built the Blackdog conversion. I have found after seeing pics of opened and closed cover. Strange system.