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Army's hot potato

Mis-ordered specifications on cars are a weekly hazard for most fleet managers. But the Army took the problem to new heights when it failed to specify air-con for a fleet of 100 Iraq-bound Land Rovers.

Not surprisingly, soldiers in full battle gear are finding the Landies a bit stuffy – especially as the windows are reinforced and don't open. So the whole fleet is being shipped back to Blighty to have air-con fitted – at a cost of £5 million.

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