Portsmouth Aviation S.R.V 1

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Does any body have any information on this vehicle that appeared on ebay?
Searching the web has lead to no information at all.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/S-R-V-1-Ex-MOD-4x4x4-rover-v8/142701246185?hash=item2139a836e9:g:DYAAAOSw0BNakakS

(added) Just meant to ask, what was it intended for?
 

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CJGibson

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That might be the Suspension Research Vehicle that is mentioned in The Tank Factory.
If so, it was to investigate active suspension, but according to the book it used a CVR(T) hull. It used Citroen two-stage gas springs to control hull pitch and heave. This was followed by a semi-active system developed by Lucas.

Does that look like a Scorpion hull?

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Definitely not the Scorpion-derived one. The Tank Factory has a picture and it's a tracked vehicle.

Not much more, but this thread has a different picture and a post by someone who says they worked on it.

http://hmvf.co.uk/topic/10825-anyone-happen-to-own-srv-1-the-cricket/
 

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I can't think of anything that fits the 1971-74 timeframe, its a long time after projects like TV.1000 and CVR(W).
Maybe something for deep wading?
 

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Thanks guys, for the info. It enabled me to discover this picture, which appears to be of the vehicle.
 

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TomS said:
Definitely not the Scorpion-derived one. The Tank Factory has a picture and it's a tracked vehicle.

Not much more, but this thread has a different picture and a post by someone who says they worked on it.

http://hmvf.co.uk/topic/10825-anyone-happen-to-own-srv-1-the-cricket/
According to a recent (May) post on the above thread, it changed hands again on ebay earlier this year.
 
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