Mummy, where do baby Land Rovers come from?
Produced in 1978, the Laird Centaur was a half-track using parts from both the Land Rover and the Scorpion CVR(T). Laird proposed a number of variants, including Troop Carrier, Artillery Tractor, Anti-Air – fitted with a 20mm cannon – and even a Light APC variant. Ultimately, it failed to attract any buyers as most nations already had vehicles which could fulfil these roles. Half-tracks were also a dated concept, with wheeled vehicles just as capable in the same roles. Seven prototypes were built.