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The Standard Junglebug
Three of the four seats are occupied in this shot of a surviving Junglebug. The front seats were saddles, whist the rear seats looked much like motorbike pillion seats. JLR 127 is one of at least two surviving Junglebugs
This is a story that I have been intending to write for some time:
Standard beat the Japanese by 30 years!
The market for All Terrain Vehicles (ATV's) is commonly credited to the Japanese company Honda who introduced the term and say they invented the whole market in the early 1970's
I am here to dispute this claim, as the Standard Motor Company built such a device before the end of the Second World War. At least 2 prototypes of the Standard Jungle Bug ( Called a J.A.B, by the factory ) still survive What's more, the Standard is much more versatile than any Honda ATV, since it can carry four people. So, much more advanced that a Quad bike then!
Based on the Prewar Standard 8, the Junglebug was bristling with new technology that isn't accepted as even being invented until much later. Four wheel drive was fitted from the outset; the differential for the front wheel drive is in the sump, pre-
Standard designed the Junglebug to be an Air Transportable, Parachute-
Unfortunately these good intentions came to grief when water-
It makes a worthy addition to the Military area of the Website
I would be pleased to hear any more information about the Junglebug