South Pole

The South Pole Observation Team

The Land Cruiser took the Japanese South Pole Observation Team on their missions from the Showa base camp. Before the Land Cruiser, they had used a clumsy caterpillar-type snow crawler, but in 1965 an FJ40 was brought along by the 7th South Pole Observation Team, along with a 2FQ3/4-ton carrier and a Benz Unimog, which came in quite handy in transport and facilities construction.

You can see the beautiful Aurora Borealis in the night sky.

Open car for the summer! But the temperature is below zero!

It was an invaluable tool in investigating the local landscape.