Registry of Ex Military Land Rovers

Land Rovers => Modified Military Land Rovers => Topic started by: Philthy on December 03, 2014, 10:51:41 PM

Title: Armygeddon Probably Australia’s most famous Army Land Rover
Post by: Philthy on December 03, 2014, 10:51:41 PM

Probably Australia’s most famous Army Land Rover.

(http://www.defence.gov.au/media/download/2007/jan/20070109c/20070105adf8143085_126.jpg)

(http://www.defence.gov.au/media/download/2007/jan/20070105a/20070105adf8143085_007.jpg)
Haven’t seen it mentioned in the registrar on REMLR but nonetheless it is/was a genuine army Land Rover owned and run by the Australian Defence Force.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBEcJX6tgBk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBEcJX6tgBk)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuHBWfKmRWI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuHBWfKmRWI)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xggUFITU33M (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xggUFITU33M)

Think it had a few signup.
(http://www.beattheheatnt.org.au/media/albums/2006-Media-Articles/Armygeddon.jpg)

Title: Re: Armygeddon Probably Australia’s most famous Army Land Rover
Post by: Minikeg on December 03, 2014, 11:02:23 PM
I believe I have at least 4 videos of this going to summernats yearly, spending 30+ minutes 'revving' the crowd up before coming out onto the pad, blowing a (patrol) diff within 30 seconds and wandering off...

The airbrushing on the bonnet is perfect.
Title: Re: Armygeddon Probably Australia’s most famous Army Land Rover
Post by: Aussie Jeepster on December 03, 2014, 11:10:21 PM
I wonder when we will see it at the AFM auctions??? ;D
Title: Re: Armygeddon Probably Australia’s most famous Army Land Rover
Post by: Minikeg on December 04, 2014, 12:10:35 AM
some of my pics

2006 - original paintwork, gold 'army' on chromed bar, wood deck, custom airbrushed bonnet that doesnt fit.. (no hole) and cut bonnet that does
(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa81/minikeg/2006-1.jpg)
(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa81/minikeg/2006-2.jpg)
(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa81/minikeg/2006-3.jpg)
(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa81/minikeg/2006-4.jpg)
(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa81/minikeg/2006-5.jpg)

This ARN 202-301 does not appear in our records..?
(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa81/minikeg/2006-6.jpg)

2007 - full gloss desert cam respray, less bling, no 'army' on bar (painted now), wood deck still
(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa81/minikeg/2007-1.jpg)

2008 - full gloss arctic cam respray, airbrushed doors, bar goes chrome again, square scoop replaced with bug-eye scoop, name disappears from windscreen & appears on bar, wood deck gone replaced with checkerplate
(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa81/minikeg/2008-1.jpg)
(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa81/minikeg/2008-2.jpg)

2009
(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa81/minikeg/2009-1.jpg)

2010 - last burnout before retiring from burning out, as project digger takes over
(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa81/minikeg/2010-1.jpg)
(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa81/minikeg/2010-2.jpg)

2012 - only showpony now, project digger chews less diffs ahha
(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa81/minikeg/2012-1.jpg)
(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa81/minikeg/2012-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Armygeddon Probably Australia’s most famous Army Land Rover
Post by: Philthy on December 04, 2014, 12:19:16 AM
Great photos thux

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Title: Re: Armygeddon Probably Australia’s most famous Army Land Rover
Post by: Phoenix on December 04, 2014, 04:57:09 PM
Some more photos for the records, thanks!  I don't actually have a vin for it either (and it's original arn).  not that there is much of the original chassis there.
Title: Re: Armygeddon Probably Australia’s most famous Army Land Rover
Post by: Minikeg on December 04, 2014, 08:31:20 PM
Some more photos for the records, thanks!  I don't actually have a vin for it either (and it's original arn).  not that there is much of the original chassis there.

In the youtube Philthy linked it shows 202-211 at 29 seconds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBEcJX6tgBk

this arn, along with the one earlier, also doesnt show in the database?
Title: Re: Armygeddon Probably Australia’s most famous Army Land Rover
Post by: Phoenix on December 05, 2014, 11:02:03 AM
many of the ARN's in the database for the perenties came from a paper copy of a microfiche document showing the perentie vehicles.  However it was created before the Bushranger builds, so bushranger vehicles (ARN 202+ normally) were not in the listing, so the first we know of many is when they come up for auction or we find a photo.

Thanks for the video, I will save that off for reference.  Looks like it was a UNAMSET vehicle (if that is the right abbreviation) from the stencil on the side.
Title: Re: Armygeddon Probably Australia’s most famous Army Land Rover
Post by: fc101 on December 05, 2014, 11:30:01 AM
This is better though  8)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PS0eRmfOuo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PS0eRmfOuo)

Garry
Title: Re: Armygeddon Probably Australia’s most famous Army Land Rover
Post by: Phoenix on December 05, 2014, 02:55:56 PM
ok, that is pretty impressive!
Title: Re: Armygeddon Probably Australia’s most famous Army Land Rover
Post by: Philthy on February 20, 2015, 11:55:54 PM
Some more photos for the records, thanks!  I don't actually have a vin for it either (and it's original arn).  not that there is much of the original chassis there.

Quote- Armygeddon is a Landrover which had seen active service in East Timor

http://www.army.gov.au/Our-work/Community-engagement/Team-leader-Team-Army
Title: Re: Armygeddon Probably Australia’s most famous Army Land Rover
Post by: RAEMUS Rover on February 23, 2015, 06:32:39 PM
A suggestion of another well known Army Land Rover is RAEMUS Rover from the 70's and 80's. We have refurbished the car and now race it as a challenge activity for Mates4Mates.

Title: Re: Armygeddon Probably Australia’s most famous Army Land Rover
Post by: John H on February 27, 2015, 01:43:29 PM
Ian,put up some photos in its own thread.Good to see you on here.Cheers Hallsy.
Title: Re: Armygeddon Probably Australia’s most famous Army Land Rover
Post by: Peasley on October 10, 2017, 01:06:29 AM
That looks awesome. I'd love to give it a drive. What happened all the other photos?
Title: Re: Armygeddon Probably Australia’s most famous Army Land Rover
Post by: Ravvin on October 10, 2017, 08:20:16 AM
Photobucket decided to do a money grab and anyone who used their services to host photos and use them in other forums are being blackmailed to pay $400 a year to get them back.

There is a workaround though, and it seems to be working.

Go read craigb's post here for the fix. http://remlr.com/forum/index.php?topic=5268.0 (http://remlr.com/forum/index.php?topic=5268.0)

Greg.