Registry of Ex Military Land Rovers

Land Rovers => RAN Land Rovers => Topic started by: Tommy on March 03, 2015, 09:57:46 PM

Title: RAN Land Rovers
Post by: Tommy on March 03, 2015, 09:57:46 PM
Not sure what heading to put this under. maybe moderator can decide. May need an RAAF and Navy heading somewhere on the forum.

Found this photo of HMAS Perth.

Sitting on the dock is a Navy S2/S2A (door hinges) 109 Land Rover. I conclude that it is Navy as it has bar tread tyres, number plate starting with a red 'Z' and the driver appears to be in a white collarless sailors shirt. I suspect the colour of the Land Rover is light grey or light blue

Any other thoughts?
Title: Re: RAN Land Rovers
Post by: Carzee on March 04, 2015, 09:37:35 PM
I think its later than a C suffix. So after 66. My guess is based on the lack of a Wiper mtr on the base of the driver windscreen.
Its a very cool pic. I like the little row of empty prams under the gangway.
Title: Re: RAN Land Rovers
Post by: THE BOOGER on March 04, 2015, 09:55:17 PM
If I get a chance later I will put 2 new headings 1 for RAN 1 for RAAF rovers
Title: Re: RAN Land Rovers
Post by: Diana Alan on March 05, 2015, 12:04:40 PM
I think its later than a C suffix. So after 66. My guess is based on the lack of a Wiper mtr on the base of the driver windscreen.
Its a very cool pic. I like the little row of empty prams under the gangway.

That would make it one of these: (possibly 1 or 2 being likely)

If only we had the ZNA *** or ZNB *** plate lists?
Title: Re: RAN Land Rovers
Post by: fc101 on March 05, 2015, 02:02:18 PM
That pic highlights that there was something special as the ship is tied up at Circular Quay rather than Garden Island.  This would have been an exceptionally rare circumstance.  Also Perth has an old style full size pennant number painted on its transom which was no practice in the late 60s on - this pic may very well be taken when Perth first arrived in Sydney after being commissioned in the USA after building in the Great Lakes.

Garry
Title: Re: RAN Land Rovers
Post by: Tommy on March 12, 2015, 09:26:09 PM
Colour photo shows that this RAN 109 was painted 'powder blue'. Truck towing trailer also appears to be RAN (and same blue). Photo taken at Fremantle harbour.

I have posted an additional photo taken of a RAN Diving Team International truck. I presume that the Land Rover in the photo was painted the same blue as this truck.
Title: Re: RAN Land Rovers
Post by: Tommy on March 12, 2015, 11:59:13 PM
To confirm the truck with the trailer is RAN, I found these two photos that show the same model truck on the parade ground at HMAS Leeuwin, Perth early 60s. Truck is an International B Series built between 1959-1961.
Title: Re: RAN Land Rovers
Post by: Phoenix on March 13, 2015, 01:05:52 PM
Great colour photo showing a lot of Sky Blue navy vehicles!
Title: Re: RAN Land Rovers
Post by: juddy on March 13, 2015, 11:07:08 PM
They had mine vans too... :)
Title: Re: RAN Land Rovers
Post by: Tommy on March 15, 2015, 06:20:17 PM
More photos of Navy Land Rovers at Garden Island, Sydney 1960s.
Title: Re: RAN Land Rovers
Post by: juddy on March 15, 2015, 10:57:05 PM
Frigate F55 Was this a leander Class?

What helicopter did it carry? as its got a hanger, also the larger ship what Helicopter did that carry?
Title: Re: RAN Land Rovers
Post by: Tommy on March 16, 2015, 03:40:06 AM
Frigate F55 Was this a leander Class?

What helicopter did it carry? as its got a hanger, also the larger ship what Helicopter did that carry?

That ship (F55) is HMNZS Waikato. A Kiwi frigate.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMNZS_Waikato_(F55)

The large ship in the middle is HMAS Stalwart.

http://www.navy.gov.au/hmas-stalwart-ii-part-2
Title: Re: RAN Land Rovers
Post by: fc101 on March 16, 2015, 12:27:54 PM
The Stalwart carried whatever helo was needed at the time but generally a Wessex or later a Seaking.
Title: Re: RAN Land Rovers
Post by: AGAS 5 on April 26, 2015, 12:55:53 PM
Thanks mate. No parking lights ?
Title: Re: RAN Land Rovers
Post by: Tommy on April 26, 2015, 01:47:45 PM
Another RAN Land Rover.
Title: Re: RAN Land Rovers
Post by: AGAS 5 on April 26, 2015, 03:09:45 PM
Thanks mate. No parking lights ?
Title: Re: RAN Land Rovers
Post by: pop058 on April 26, 2015, 06:00:58 PM
The Stalwart carried whatever helo was needed at the time but generally a Wessex or later a Seaking.

Yep, building 215  :D
Title: Re: RAN Land Rovers
Post by: 2short on July 29, 2016, 10:19:13 PM
In the list for RAN series2a vehicles there are 5 109" with 6 cyl engines. Do we know what type of engine they were?
Title: Re: RAN Land Rovers
Post by: fc101 on July 30, 2016, 01:13:14 AM
I would have thought that they would have been the standard series 2a LWB 2.6l Rover 6 cylinder.

Garry
Title: Re: RAN Land Rovers
Post by: Milspec on July 30, 2016, 09:24:52 AM
And here is another - Navy bomb technicians clear a beach in a joint operation with Queensland Police

Cheers

Phill
Title: Re: RAN Land Rovers
Post by: 2short on July 30, 2016, 11:00:04 AM
Did any Navy 2a 88" land rovers exist with the army cut guards? I think I have found one.
Has faded blue with army green under it.
chassis no. 27300066 (a?).
body no. 6281 serial 88-6281.
Title: Re: RAN Land Rovers
Post by: 2short on July 30, 2016, 03:54:32 PM
A couple of pictures, what do people think?
Title: Re: RAN Land Rovers
Post by: Mick_Marsh on July 30, 2016, 04:06:35 PM
Is that in NSW?
If it is, I recon I've seen it on ebay and driven past it. If it is the one I'm thinking of, there is another ex Navy one there.
It is interesting. I reckon it's an civilian one painted blue and white. I would also not be surprised if someone told me it was in the Navy.
You should buy it.

Calvin returns:
Quote
273   Model: Land Rover, Series IIA
   Body type: Basic or Station wagon
   Wheel base: 88in
   Engine: diesel
   Model years: 1962-1971
   Destination: Completely knocked down (CKD), right-hand drive (RHD)
00066   Serial number
A   Design: Unmodified
   Suffix used on SIIA from October 1961 till March 1963, and on SIII from 1971 till 1973
Title: Re: RAN Land Rovers
Post by: 2short on July 30, 2016, 04:32:40 PM
This is in Victoria. The cut guards look original as the have the reinforcement on the corners.
Title: Re: RAN Land Rovers
Post by: Mick_Marsh on July 30, 2016, 04:40:23 PM
It's still not ex army.
You should still buy it.
Title: Re: RAN Land Rovers
Post by: 2short on July 30, 2016, 05:25:24 PM
It's still not ex army.
You should still buy it.

ex navy?
Or nothing at all.
Title: Re: RAN Land Rovers
Post by: Mick_Marsh on July 30, 2016, 05:45:20 PM
It's still not ex army.
You should still buy it.

ex navy?
Or nothing at all.
You're a hard man.
Send me the details. I either have nowhere to put it or no money but it may assist in my S2a SWB project.
Title: Re: RAN Land Rovers
Post by: FFRMAN on July 30, 2016, 08:10:56 PM
Civvy spec chassis look at the rear cross member.

No cut guards in the navy. Cut guards on civvy spec chassis is incorrect. No nato plug below number plate so not a command recon so doesn't match chassis.

I'd say civvy.
Title: Re: RAN Land Rovers
Post by: John Gordon on July 11, 2017, 09:43:03 PM
Just been reading this thread and wondered if the Navy was issued or borrowed any 110 or 6X6 Perenties?

jag
Title: Re: RAN Land Rovers
Post by: Lewy on April 18, 2018, 06:01:31 PM
Just been reading this thread and wondered if the Navy was issued or borrowed any 110 or 6X6 Perenties?

jag

HMAS Albatross had a 6x6 Perentie Ambo for about 8 years. It probably did less than 5000kms in that time.
Title: Re: RAN Land Rovers
Post by: Lewy on November 28, 2018, 02:43:32 PM

Found in a book on the history of HMAS Albatross. From 1959.



Title: Re: RAN Land Rovers
Post by: Lewy on November 28, 2018, 02:46:10 PM

Same book. 1980 in the Motor Transport yard.