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GWagon, SRV
« on: March 07, 2014, 10:12:46 PM »
Found this trawling the web

Lots...............
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Re: GWagon, SRV
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2014, 10:16:16 PM »
There's a YouTube video of one of these testing the guns
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Re: GWagon, SRV
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2014, 10:19:18 PM »
OOOoooohh.   that's something those blokes really need hey.  Like replacing a Trail Bike with an Aircraft Carrier.  wooohoooo.
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Re: GWagon, SRV
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2014, 10:22:02 PM »
Bit of a upgrade from a 4x4 to 6x6 !
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Re: GWagon, SRV
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2014, 10:41:18 PM »
They're very capable, but will need to be driven very differently to the current RFSVs  ;-)
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Re: GWagon, SRV
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2014, 10:46:14 PM »
So is that a reduction in fleet numbers 240 of the land rovers 200 of these?

How many per unit 65 is a equal split seems a lot
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Re: GWagon, SRV
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2014, 10:54:48 PM »




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Re: GWagon, SRV
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2014, 11:38:46 AM »
A lot bigger, and a lot taller, would make it more difficult in close bushy conditions I would have thought, and a much taller profile, I would have thought that would be an issue as well.  less shine without the window glass, but on a long haul i'm not sure if it would be of benefit or hinderence in comfort stakes (depends on speeds traveled I  guess).

A very interesting comparison, thanks for the photos Sixty!
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Re: GWagon, SRV
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2014, 11:56:43 AM »
Excellent Pictures, Thanks for  :)...
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Re: GWagon, SRV
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2014, 07:15:54 PM »
Thanks sixty. So you are now a Delta Dog by association? A little rain changes that country, eh?

 :o What a behemoth.

My thoughts:
a larger, less manouverable vehicle with tyres that are harder to change= a pain to repair aaalll those flats
A larger more capable cross country vehicle that has to be left further away from the target to avoid discovery and takes more effort and nets to cache= can go further but they will need to walk further.
6x6= 6x6 tracks- no blending in with the traffic sign-wise.

I would have thought 1-6x6 /Pl as a mother ship and 2x 4x4s /Ptl.

Quick Q: did it restart after the water crossing stop/start process?
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Re: GWagon, SRV
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2014, 10:17:29 AM »
Dave,
SRV start and drove out easily. Trouble is if you turn the veh off all the centre/axle locks disengage.....you need to re-engage the switches and gently drive to re-engage the driveline.... The exhaust has an S bend to hopefully prevent water ingress...
Standard fording depth is the height of the lower edge of the 'doors'.

Rims are 16x8 one piece alloys with 'off the shelf' 285/75x16 BFG allterrains....def different to steel splits with rag tyres. Will be better for hwy and dirt roads, but scrub work will destroy tyres unless they're very careful.
(MTRs may be replacing the BFGs)

and an idea of what they look like with a w/screen and doors (cab canopy removed)
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Re: GWagon, SRV
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2014, 10:26:11 AM »
Snice.  Want one as a camperwagon.... 8) 8) 8)
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Re: GWagon, SRV
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2014, 07:43:37 PM »
some mental meanderings.
conservative estimates:
2 veh x 3Ptl x 4Pl x4 Coy/ Sqn/ 3 Units= 288 vehicles. Only 200 WMIK kits being made, looks like somebody's walkin'

Whilst we often wished for gun mounts (and guns) it is interesting to see such a large budget to increase the defensive capabilities of the RFSUs.


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Re: GWagon, SRV
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2014, 12:09:03 PM »
G's are one for one replacement ;-)
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Re: GWagon, SRV
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2014, 08:38:14 PM »
Latest pic of SRV courtesy of Defence media

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