The Land Rover Series II stands as a symbol of the early days of modern-day off-roading. This legendary 4×4, born in the late ’50s as the worthy successor to the original Land Rover Series I, brought with it a host of enhancements that solidified its status as an off-road icon that endures to this day.
The Series II ushered in a new era with its design refinements and was offered in three distinctive body styles—the nimble 88-inch short wheelbase, the capacious 109-inch-long wheelbase, and the industrious forward-control model. Like its Series I predecessor, Land Rover’s Series II continued to exhibit unmatched off-road capabilities. Its part-time four-wheel-drive system, selectable low- and high-range gearing and robust chassis were tailor-made for conquering the most challenging terrains.
Known for its versatility, the Series II offered an array of body styles to cater to diverse needs. FMS Model brings the Series II to life as a detailed radio-controlled replica that, much like its 1:1 counterpart, is capable of being configured in three body styles thanks to two removable roof options.
Even a quick glance reveals that the FMS Land Rover Series II is far from an ordinary RC crawler. This highly detailed model features a metal chassis, full-time four-wheel-drive drivetrain and realistic scale interior complete with fabric seats.
The Series II is filled with scale detail that even includes opening doors, tailgate and hood that use scale hinges and handles. The truck also has working headlights, taillights and turn signals. Many FMS vehicles come with this option and we absolutely love it. The Land Rover’s grille is accurately and delicately reproduced, as is its 1950s-era badging. The replica simply looks stunning. We really enjoy FMS Model’s dedication to realism.
As good as it looks, the Series II is also fun to drive. While it isn’t suited for competitive crawling, it is a lot of fun at the park or even in the backyard. It is powered by a 180 brushed motor and two-speed transmission, allowing the Series II to seamlessly switch between high and low gears when the going gets tough. Beneath its accurate exterior, the FMS Series II boasts a full suite of ball bearings for smoother performance and less rolling resistance. Its adjustable leaf-spring suspension can also be fine-tuned for your terrain of choice.
Complemented by FMS’s 2.4GHz MG41-BS transmitter, R4A1 receiver with ESC group control board and a full set of LED lights, this RC replica is an impressive sight to see on the trail or on your shelf. Our Series II is finished in green but the model is also available in yellow and blue versions, all with white roofs and wheels. The colors are bright and cheerful, matching the overall look of the Series II perfectly.
As a true ready to run (RTR) kit, the preassembled truck comes with a transmitter, rechargeable LiPo battery and USB charger, so all you need are four AA batteries for the transmitter and you’re ready to roll.
FMS 1/12-Scale Land Rover Series II VEHICLE SPECS
Height: 6.38 in. (149mm)
Length: 10.6 in. (270mm)
Width: 8.74 in. (135mm)
Wheelbase: 10.71 in. (169mm)
Ground Clearance: 1.57 in. (31mm)
Chassis: Metal frame
Body: Pre-painted, hard plastic
Wheels: Simulated white steelies
ESC/Receiver: FMS combination unit
Motor: FMS 180
Radio: FMS MG41-BS
Charger: FMS USB
Battery: FMS 7.4V 380mAh 5C LiPo
Today, the Series II remains a cherished relic of utility, a symbol of British engineering, and a steadfast testament to the enduring allure of Land Rover’s expedition-ready pedigree. With the FMS Model Land Rover Series II, you have a fun, cute and highly detailed version of the legendary truck to add to your collection. This radio-controlled replica captures the spirit of the Series II, providing collectors and enthusiasts the opportunity to own a true off-road classic.