Registry of Ex Military Land Rovers

Land Rovers => RAAF Land Rovers => Topic started by: ashleylipus on May 26, 2016, 05:37:01 PM

Title: RAAF 230159
Post by: ashleylipus on May 26, 2016, 05:37:01 PM
Hey everyone. I purchased a perentie ffr from the May auction. Arn 230159. I believe it is an ex RAAF Because of the arn number and the sticker it has on the dash stating "seatbelts are mandatory for passenger and driver in RAAF MT"
I pick the vehicle up next weekend from klr so i dont have a lot of information yet. I inspected the vehicle at AFM but didnt notice any markings on the body. I also couldnt find any information in the logbook about where the vehicle had come from.
I'd like to know if anyone can give me some info on the vehicles history or some in service photos. Perhaps point me in the right direction. Ive looked on the remlr website and haven't found much.
Any info would be appreciated thanks!
When i pick it up ill post some better pictures
Title: Re: RAAF 230159
Post by: firehawk on May 28, 2016, 08:14:42 PM
Nice to see another RAAF vehicle.

S
Title: Re: RAAF 230159
Post by: AGAS 5 on May 28, 2016, 08:42:49 PM
Looks to be a good one.  I believe MT stands for ' Motor Transport '

Have fun on the drive home :)

Pete
Title: Re: RAAF 230159
Post by: dodgeguy1942 on May 28, 2016, 09:41:39 PM
What entries are in log book
Title: Re: RAAF 230159
Post by: ashleylipus on May 29, 2016, 07:22:12 AM
The front pages of the log book showing where and when the vehicle was in service were blank from memory. But i will have a better look when i take possession next weekend.
Is it accurate to say that these RAAF LR's have had far less use than other perenties?
Title: Re: RAAF 230159
Post by: dugite on May 29, 2016, 09:36:36 AM
Yes, if at mt (and not with a unit) it would have only been taken out when everything else was gone 😊, also it would have been driven more conservatively 😊.

A long time ago 😊 I took a Perentie out on the condition that I mustn't put it in 4WD because my RAAF licence "didn't have that endorsement"  😃.

Title: Re: RAAF 230159
Post by: Aussie Jeepster on May 29, 2016, 09:40:49 AM
Based on my logbook for 231194, mine had about 80,000 kms on it and had a full rebuilt in 2006 I think. Don't have the log book with me at present.
I've even been lucky enough to find a RAAF mechanic who worked on my bus through Facebook!!!!!
Title: Re: RAAF 230159
Post by: ashleylipus on May 29, 2016, 10:42:46 AM
On the notes i took when i inspected the vehicle ive noted it had a major service at 136,000 klms and recived a new gearbox and new front diff. It also has a restamped CAPO no. Which my understanding from my buyers guide is indicative of some type of rebuild.

What exactly is "motor transport"?
Title: Re: RAAF 230159
Post by: Aussie Jeepster on May 29, 2016, 11:03:34 AM
I think you will find "Motor Transport" is a generic RAAF term for vehicles! And if it was not allocated to a unit, MT could also mean the equivalent of a "pool car".
Might be some info somewhere on this site.
http://www.ermtda.com/upcomingevents.htm

or here
https://sites.google.com/site/raafgemsgemfmusterings/home/links
Title: Re: RAAF 230159
Post by: aussiegregmac on May 29, 2016, 11:27:50 AM
I'd say all RAAF Perenties would have very low road mileages.
The reason is they spend a lot of time at one end of the white lines
then go like buggery to get to the other end.  Then something else is
supposed to happen. I think.
aherk, I crack me up.
Title: Re: RAAF 230159
Post by: dugite on May 29, 2016, 01:57:53 PM
As Aussie Jeepster posts, Motor Transport is the generic name for the unit on base that holds pool vehicles, cars, station wagons, small and large buses and occasionally something 4WD.  When I was involved it was more usual for 4WDs, trucks and specialist vehicles to be held by units who required them.

MT have their own shed and a yard with washing and fuelling facilities nearby.

It was (and I hope still is) considered polite to wash and fuel the vehicle before it was returned to MT at the end of the day (or longer approved borrowing period).
Title: Re: RAAF 230159
Post by: ashleylipus on May 29, 2016, 04:26:59 PM
Thats very interesting, and thanks for the insite dugite! How do you know these things? Were you in the air force?
Title: Re: RAAF 230159
Post by: Budgie on May 29, 2016, 04:37:38 PM
An avatar with an electrocuted cat, says 38Squadron to me.
Title: Re: RAAF 230159
Post by: dugite on May 29, 2016, 05:07:42 PM
That electrocuted cat is an enfield 😀

(Something for you look up - google enfield heraldry - and yes it is on the badge of 38SQN - for the record I was never a member of that illustrious SQN or the full time RAAF - & I like the thinking behind the (rare) use of it as a symbol 😊)
Title: Re: RAAF 230159
Post by: glbest on May 29, 2016, 07:08:03 PM
from my recollection at base tpt at amb they held one lr for driver training and 38 sqn had two plus a umimog as the lr could not tpted in caribou the replaced them with suzuki jimmys in black.

again adg had lr and they were maintained by raaf separately from the army up til 1999 and then they were recalled and rebuilt by the army wksp as part of the midlife upgrade through defence supply network
Title: Re: RAAF 230159
Post by: ashleylipus on May 30, 2016, 07:37:05 PM
Thanks to everyone for this info. Seems a made the right choice getting an ex RAAF perentie
Title: Re: RAAF 230159
Post by: ashleylipus on June 03, 2016, 05:54:16 PM
Bit of an update, picked the car up from klr today. Quite pleased with the help i got from brad. Gave me some info on things i need to check and keep eyes on.
I also had a good look at the log book. Its not the original log book. Starts from about 120,000 or so. Seems like it belonged to 27 sqn. All the servicing documented in the book shows it was done by 27 sqn. A quick google search indicates its from townsville.
I also noticed that in the log its written 1990 build and entered into service in 92, but the compliance plate shows 88. It also has a restamped manufacturer vin on the id plate on the seat box. Not sure what thats about.
I start the drive back to Melbourne tomorrow so I should get a good feel for it on the way
Title: Re: RAAF 230159
Post by: firehawk on June 08, 2016, 08:38:08 AM
Hello brother

Why Brother because mine also came from 27 SQN.

I am also in Melbourne.

If you have anytime you may like to attend the museum at the airfield up in Townsville it is manned by ex RAAF people from the base. Great knowledge from them about the vehicles they had.

S
Title: Re: RAAF 230159
Post by: ashleylipus on June 08, 2016, 07:10:36 PM
Hello brother

Why Brother because mine also came from 27 SQN.

I am also in Melbourne.

If you have anytime you may like to attend the museum at the airfield up in Townsville it is manned by ex RAAF people from the base. Great knowledge from them about the vehicles they had.

S


Awesome!! How's yours? Good condition? I'm very pleased with mine.
Title: Re: RAAF 230159
Post by: firehawk on June 09, 2016, 06:35:30 AM
Yes not bad, just had to change the clutch slave but that was not to hard.

Try to take it out for a run each week just to keep everything ticking over. I don't mind a trip up the high country whenever possible.

Might see you around the traps. Enjoy

S
Title: Re: RAAF 230159
Post by: ashleylipus on June 09, 2016, 05:57:05 PM
Yes not bad, just had to change the clutch slave but that was not to hard.

Try to take it out for a run each week just to keep everything ticking over. I don't mind a trip up the high country whenever possible.

Might see you around the traps. Enjoy

S
Nice! Mine is reasonable. Has new front diff and new gearbox. Needs a brake booster rebuild and needed some bushes and the steering box is really stiff. Other than that its great! I do most of my off-roading in the high country so we might cross paths some day