The Registry Of Ex-Military Land-Rovers Au, NZ, etc

These photos were sent in by REMLR member David G. He and a mate made it out to the bush in the Dandenong Ranges in a 80" series 1 in about 1995. We had some info that these vehicles were out there some where, so we went looking. And it seems found them.

It was only recently David came across photos he took of 10 series 3's in Melbourne in 1995, which had been used in an experiment by the army to test on landmines, They were all blown to bits. In some parts of the vehicles there had been 10mm plate placed in behind panels to see if armour plating would work. Some of the landys had real low kms. One unit I looked at only had 10,000 km s on the clock. Both FFR and GS models appear in these photos.

If any protection plates were included in these trials is not known, but if anybody has any more information please contact REMLR.

 

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This FFR has significant damage to the front of the vehicle, although inside the tub seems to be in tact.

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The same FFR as the photo to the left, the damage appears to have been to the LHS, below the passenger / batter compartment.

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The FFR in the foreground sports significant damage to the LHS, however the GS in the background looks to have taken a worse force.

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The same FFR as above, the RHS seems to have sustained minimal damage, although the front axle is missing.

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Inside the first FFR, the driver area looks intact, but the floor look very damaged. Both doors are missing their skins. The battery compartment seems to have sustained the worst damage.

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The same GS with 5 painted on it. Most of these vehicles appear to be missing front axles. Were they too badly damaged to be left on the vehicle? There does seem to be a bend in the middle of the vehicle

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The damage to the front of this vehicle seems to be quite severe. Maybe it had less protective plate than some of the other vehicles.

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The outward bend on this vehicles brush bar, and the crushing of the exhaust show signs of the blast. Even the air vent has been twisted upwards.

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This vehicle has seen much better days!

 

 

 

 

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