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Offline Carzee

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Re: Vehicle markings
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2013, 10:07:39 AM »
I just took a lucky dip at google image search engine.... and got nothing re the marking..... but something hi tech crypto came up for Landy FFR enthusiasts:



http://www.jproc.ca/crypto/kw7.html

(note the bigpond address)
« Last Edit: January 11, 2013, 11:22:36 AM by Carzee »

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Re: Vehicle markings
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2013, 05:55:13 PM »
I should have sanded first.
The vertical bars are all but gone - maybe old brush strokes?
Its all black paint.
regulation 15" circle with H4 in the centre.
Does that make more sense Phoenix?
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Re: Vehicle markings
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2013, 06:01:29 PM »
BTW,
Forgot to ask; once I sand bog, prime and repaint the doors, am I allowed to reinstate /  display the original markings?
Rob.

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Re: Vehicle markings
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2013, 07:10:33 PM »
I just took a lucky dip at google image search engine.... and got nothing re the marking..... but something hi tech crypto came up for Landy FFR enthusiasts:

All nicely covered up next to the teletype.... good to see   ;)

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Re: Vehicle markings
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2013, 08:08:53 PM »
My guess ??   The circle to denote C Coy. or Sqn.
The H to denote the Headquarters element.
and the 4 to denote the fourth HQ vehicle.

If it was Armoured Corps they'd mainly be in Armoured Vehicles.
If it was Inf. then most if not all of the Company would be on Mark 1 G.P. Boot
So possibly Engineers, HQ, fourth vehicle of C Squadron. (who would need an FFR
in there somewhere)

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Re: Vehicle markings
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2013, 08:48:46 PM »

The vertical bars are all but gone - maybe old brush strokes?


G'day Rob

I have this photo showing an S3 FFR with three verticle white bars on the door. The bars may have made up part of a more elaborate sign as shown by the faded sections. They look temporary so may have been applied for the purpose of identification during a large exercise.
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Re: Vehicle markings
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2013, 09:23:44 AM »
Thanks very much Greg Mac, that seems logical.
So where might the C coy engineers have been stationed?

And Tommy, that pic explains the bars. If you fill in the faded bits  - it could be 'DP'
Only the curved bits are faded the straights look like tape?
I measured 1" wide on mine before sanding and they just got fainter, so they may have just been tape residue painted over.

Seems there are no other door markings on that FFR.
Do you know where the pic was taken?...looks like an exercise round about lunch time!
Many thanks again for your input.
Rob.

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Re: Vehicle markings
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2013, 11:02:45 AM »
On exercises temp call signs were often put on the side of pool vehicals with 1 inch masking tape. That pic looks like shoalwater bay area maybe a fire power demo?
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Re: Vehicle markings
« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2013, 08:46:12 AM »
The stripes may have been exercise markings done with tape over the top.

We certainly encourage people to reproduce any markings that they find, but nothing is compulsory one way or another.
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Re: Vehicle markings
« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2013, 09:56:16 PM »
Thanks very much Greg Mac, that seems logical.
So where might the C coy engineers have been stationed?

And Tommy, that pic explains the bars. If you fill in the faded bits  - it could be 'DP'
Only the curved bits are faded the straights look like tape?
I measured 1" wide on mine before sanding and they just got fainter, so they may have just been tape residue painted over.

Seems there are no other door markings on that FFR.
Do you know where the pic was taken?...looks like an exercise round about lunch time!
Many thanks again for your input.
Rob.

Sorry Rob but I have no idea where the photo was taken :(

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Re: Vehicle markings
« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2013, 10:06:06 PM »
Thanks Tommy.
The tape is not so important.
Seems the vehicle was likely C squadron, 4th HQ.
No surviving tac signs unfortunately. So hard to narrow it down further.
In service from 78 it wouldn't had a bad life!
Thanks for all your help.
Rob.

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Re: Vehicle markings
« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2013, 07:44:33 PM »
On both doors of a 2A workshop
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Re: Vehicle markings
« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2013, 07:43:46 AM »
That's a bit harder to replicate!
Looks like a mascot.
Bullet holes on both doors too?
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Re: Vehicle markings
« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2013, 07:51:27 AM »
Bullet holes on both doors too?
Rob

The holes will be from Inter side mirrors, a common fit to the workshops.

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Re: Vehicle markings
« Reply #29 on: April 17, 2013, 07:01:42 PM »
This is on the loading board of my Horndraulic 3T trailer.


Any ideas?
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