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Land Rovers => Australian Series 2 & 2A => Topic started by: David on October 28, 2012, 12:14:12 AM

Title: Fuel tank questions
Post by: David on October 28, 2012, 12:14:12 AM
I have  178-433 109 1971 - Series 2A 6028B Truck, Utility, 3/4 Ton, GS, Cargo With Winch 25350574K 25335058G it has 2 extra tanks behind the other tanks in the seat wells of the tub. Does any one know if these are army fitted? It would seem so as the have several layers of Cam green over the modification. It also has 2 brackets one ayt the centre of the Tub at the front and one to the right. (just seen in photos)
any ideas appreciated. 
Title: Re: Fuel tank questions
Post by: Ellard on October 28, 2012, 09:36:40 AM


Hi there

I am no means an expert with this - but it does look like it may have been done as  military modification.......

Great find

All the best

Wayne
Title: Re: Fuel tank questions
Post by: Tommy on October 28, 2012, 10:45:01 AM
G'day David

Interestingly, your GS (178-433) sits sandwiched between two SASR LRPVs (178-432 & 178-434) in the ARN list. It is definately not an LRPV but may be a SASR LRPV support vehicle. I say this as the extra tank modifications are the type of mod the SASR would undertake. It may be a long bow to draw but who knows :).

Before the Unimog 'Mothership', the SASR utilized a number of GS Land Rovers as support vehicles to carry fuel, spares and supplies for the LRPVs and their crews. These support vehicles accompanied the LRPVs whilst on exercise so would require similar long range fuel capacity. Additional to this, the under tub long range fuel tanks, as installed in your GS, would allow for maximum storage in the tub.

Inspect your Land Rover carefully for 'oddball' holes etc as these may give some clues to it's past history.

The photo below shows four of these support Land Rovers whilst on exercise.
Title: Re: Fuel tank questions
Post by: David on October 28, 2012, 10:53:25 PM
Thanks guys,

Tommy do you have any more photos of the support vehicles?

Thanks
David 
Title: Re: Fuel tank questions
Post by: Dan71L2A109 on June 01, 2019, 07:15:15 AM
Found my Rover! Now if I could just work who and where David is.
Title: Re: Fuel tank questions
Post by: Danielmc762 on July 02, 2019, 01:08:52 PM
Question on the support GS’s in that photo....to me it looks like the ‘spare’ hanging off the canopy bows is just a tyre without a rim....anybody confirm how the spare was carried
Title: Re: Fuel tank questions
Post by: AGAS 5 on July 02, 2019, 09:34:16 PM
Looks like it's held on by 3x flat straps of some sort. Perhaps ratchet straps, with the ratchet on the inside.... so they don't get caught on scrub 'n stuff.
Title: Re: Fuel tank questions
Post by: 303Gunner on July 03, 2019, 04:55:47 PM
Looks like it's held on by 3x flat straps of some sort. Perhaps ratchet straps, with the ratchet on the inside..
Considering the period the photo was taken, would ratchet straps even have been around then? Perhaps they are just webbing straps with buckles, there were several sizes and lengths in the Army inventory in those days, and SAS guys would have come up with some inventive uses.
Title: Re: Fuel tank questions
Post by: AGAS 5 on July 03, 2019, 05:06:07 PM
Yep. Defence has been using them or the earlier versions for a very long time - particularly for cargo tie downs in aircraft.
Title: Re: Fuel tank questions
Post by: Danielmc762 on July 04, 2019, 07:56:29 PM
Found a better pic