Registry of Ex Military Land Rovers

Vehicle Variants => 106 MM RCL, aka The Gunbuggy => Topic started by: digger on June 20, 2016, 08:11:48 PM

Title: Pommy version, Not as good as ours
Post by: digger on June 20, 2016, 08:11:48 PM
As title says , a "stolen" photo of a pommy gunbuggy



Title: Re: Pommy version, Not as good as ours
Post by: Carzee on June 20, 2016, 09:39:46 PM
Good find digger. With all that fishing net laid out to dry they haven't really got shoot n scoot in mind have they? Perhaps its just a set up for PR pics.

I see the windscreen is still on and not covered properly either. I definitely think its just for PR.
Title: Re: Pommy version, Not as good as ours
Post by: GGG on June 20, 2016, 09:57:15 PM
PR is right, not even a poor attempt at camoflage
Title: Re: Pommy version, Not as good as ours
Post by: zulu delta 534 on June 21, 2016, 10:56:41 AM
 I was under the impression that the British series military landrovers had a double bumper set up on them.
Regards
Glen
Title: Re: Pommy version, Not as good as ours
Post by: Richard Farrant on June 21, 2016, 05:30:20 PM
I was under the impression that the British series military landrovers had a double bumper set up on them.
Regards
Glen

Glen,
The British Army procured some Land Rovers which were basically a civilian pattern, and coded as 'CL', these did not have military pattern lights or double bumpers. They would be used by admin, transport, etc. I would say this Land Rover has been used for a publicity shot of some kind.

regards, Richard
Title: Re: Pommy version, Not as good as ours
Post by: Mike C on July 11, 2019, 03:13:54 AM
Is the 106RCL actually in the back of the L/Rover or on the ground behind it?  Drawing the line of the closed tailgate seems to indicate it is not inside the vehicle - or is my eyesight letting me down?

And as the Australians found out, firing from a conventional L/Rover causes substantial panel damage at certain angles.

Agree with PR shot.

Mike

   
Title: Re: Pommy version, Not as good as ours
Post by: DennisM on August 03, 2019, 07:40:05 PM
Having only just read this post, I tend to agree with Mike C that the weapon is not in the vehicle cheers Dennis
Title: Re: Pommy version, Not as good as ours
Post by: Mike C on August 04, 2019, 01:10:58 AM
Hmmm ... I take back what I said, it's not a 106 RCL, its a 120 mm L2A2 WOMBAT (The BAT was the L2A1). Both used the spotting rifle, but only the BAT had the muzzle towing attachment, the remains of which is visible on the WOMBAT. The rounds are in an angled rack in the back of the vehicle, and the WOMBAT is demounted behind. Unlike the Aust Gunbuggy, which had a 270 degree arc of fire, the Brit WOMBAT could only be fired from the vehicle over a very short arc centred on 90 degrees to the chassis line.

I've just received Pat Ware's book 'Military Land Rover' by Haynes Publishing. Some pretty woeful captions about the Aust images, but a few of the WOMBAT in Brit Land Rovers made me realise my error in the earlier post.

Mike