Stalwart 6 Wheel Military Vehicle
Spotted in Wilmington, Ca is a Stalwart 6 Wheel Military Vehicle for $44,800 USD. The FV 620 Stalwart, informally known by servicemen as the ‘Stolly’, is a highly mobile amphibious military truck built by Alvis that served with the British Army from 1966 until the 1980s.
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Odometer 2400 miles
Price $44,800 USD
PAINTED BLACK – PICTURES WERE TAKEN BEFORE PAINTING
STALWART / ALVIS MK2 AMPHIBIOUS MILITARY TRUCK
5 TON CAPACITY
6 WHEEL DRIVE
4 WHEEL STEERING
DUAL INTEGRATED JETS FOR WATER PROPULSION
6 KNOTS ON WATER
400 CUBIC INCH 8 CYLINDER ROLLS ROYCE GAS ENGINE
LOADS FROM SIDES
VERY LOW MILEAGE
3 ACROSS FRONT SEATING
VERY COOL MACHINE
COST OVER $550,000 TO MAKE
ONLY 2,400 MILES
The Stalwart’s impressive over-terrain capabilities came from the fact that the 6-wheel-drive system lacked differentials, using simple bevel gears to transmit drive. A centre mounted no-spin differential allowed a certain amount of slip between the two sets of wheels on each side of the vehicle on hard surfaces, but there was no allowance for rotational speed differences between front and rear. The centre no-spin unit allowed the wheels on either side of the vehicle with most grip to drive when off-road. This had the effect of making the vehicle appear to crab (move from side to side) when negotiating muddy conditions, thus making the Stalwart a true 6-wheel-drive vehicle, with 3 wheels locked together and turning at the same speed.