Tag: zambia

  • Spotted: Defender at Solwezi airport

    Spotted: Defender at Solwezi airport

    A year 2000 with relatively low mileage and still working every day, this Defender 110 emergency fire response vehicle at the Solwezi airport has a pickup cab and carries a heavy duty fire pump, tools, and a smaller hose of its own. Bonus sighting of a Zambian Air Force Harbin Y-12.

  • Spotted: Series 3 in Lusaka

    Spotted: Series 3 in Lusaka

    Still going strong at 40 or 50 years old, this series 3 has been outfitted with reflector strips, a towing hook with emergency lights and hand winch, rear headache rack with side bars, and bush bar with driving light bar. It could use a few more wheel lugs though! Plated as EV-53, this is possibly…

  • Overland Views: Zambian Blacksmith

    Overland Views: Zambian Blacksmith

    Often simple is the best way. This Zambian blacksmith is using hand-tanned antelope skins over baked clay pots, tied on with bicycle tube rubber for an air supply. His forge is natural clay, and the charcoal is homemade, some of it on-the-fly around the edges of his forge. The large sledgehammer in the lower left…