Watch two Defender save a stuck 20 ton truckMarch 19, 2020
A video about the operation to rescue a wagon stuck in the Namib desert appeared on the Web. It was attended by two new Land Rover Defender, which happened to be nearby.
The truck driver was stuck in a sandy captivity in which he spent three days with only a small amount of food and water. A film crew came across him on two prepared Land Rover Defender, which was planning to shoot a story about cars in the desert. By a lucky coincidence, both SUVs were equipped with winches, with the help of which they rescued the truck from the bed of the dried river.
Two Defender 110s in versions D240 SE and P400 S participated in the rescue operation. According to technical data, one such SUV is capable of towing a trailer weighing up to 3.5 tons, and the Scania wagon weighs about 20 tons. Moreover, towing did not take place on asphalt, but on a slippery sand surface. Despite this, the cars still managed to pull out the truck.
It was very successful that the group included cameramen and photographers who were able to capture this process. On his Facebook page, photographer Damian Blakemore, who participated in the operation, called the incident “an international salvation in the style of the new Defender.”
Sales of Land Rover Defender 110 will start in Europe this spring, and its shortened version with an index of 90 will appear at dealers in the summer.
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