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Military Land Rovers

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S3ute
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Military Land Rovers

#1 Post by S3ute » Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:44 pm

Hello again from Brisbane.

What does an Army sensibly do to get new recruits?

It might take one of these 6X6 Perenties:

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And build one of these - at least that's what the Australian Army did.

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This is Armygeddon which was built a few years ago to send around the drag shows to boost its image with the revheads who might like a technical career in the Army.

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Forget about a 200Tdi swap, this one runs a blown Chevy 7Ltr 6 wheel drive producing around 700 HP and can do 6,5,4,3 and 2 wheel burnouts.

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More info is available on the following REMLR site (Register of Ex-Military Land Rovers):

http://remlr.com/forum/index.php?topic=2809.0

Cheers,

Neil

S3ute
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Location: Brisbane, Queensland

Re: Military Land Rovers

#2 Post by S3ute » Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:39 pm

Hello again from Brisbane.

I posted a few photos of an Australian military ambulance in another post (Matts project) that drew a small amount of interest. Didn't really want to hijack that thread so thought to post a few more photos here of a range of military Land Rovers that once saw service in this country in case it was also of interest to anyone.

These are mainly Series 2A vehicles and a couple of the later Perenties which have recently been replaced by G-wagens much to the angst of the local aficionados.

Ambulance (as originally posted):

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Forward reconnaissance and general duties 88":

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Troop carrier 109":

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Fitted for radio 109":

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Command car:

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Gun buggy:

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These highly modified 88" vehicles were fitted with a US M40A1 recoilless rifle (anti tank) and internal capacity for 6 X 106mm penetrating shells - basically designed for close encounter 'hit and run' fights against armour, but most were actually used without the heavy gun for convoy work and forward patrol duties in Vietnam. The Viet Cong essentially didn't use tanks...........

A standard Perentie troop carrier (Isuzu 4cylinder diesel):

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Perentie 6 X 6 ready for deployment to either Iraq or Afghanistan:

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Anyway, hope it is of interest.

Cheers,

Neil

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