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SWB Survey Topog Trial conv
« on: December 10, 2014, 10:38:12 AM »
Any INFORMATION on this event would gratefully, got photos of the S2 L/R trialed the one that is now missing. As my son has only survivor of two left he want to know anything and everything on this trial
Cheers Greg Egretz 150
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Re: SWB Survey Topog Trial conv
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2014, 04:53:36 PM »
Hi Greg,

Any idea of which year the trial was conducted and by which unit ?

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Re: SWB Survey Topog Trial conv
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2014, 11:29:59 PM »
No idea of unit or date some of things he trying to find, all we know is Vic. Survey Topog. conv. and finished servivce  07.12.78 (so go for some time around it finshed service date) cheers Greg Egretz 150
PS the ARN: is 112 502
Myrtle   63 2A Ambulance                - 112-115  (GREG)
Petri     64 2A Workshop Hard Top  - 113-773 (GREG)
Casper 65 2A Workshop Hard top   - 113-841 (GREG)
Shortie 63 2A SWB Survey              - 112 502 (Anthony)

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Re: SWB Survey Topog Trial conv
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2015, 08:37:36 AM »
Ok, some information from John Bamford.  Firstly, there are 3 photos of a series of 12 shown on his website here http://www.bamford.com.au/vehicles/landy/  .  The remaining photos do detail the interior of the photograph.  Unfortunately for the time being these photos are inaccessable I am afraid.

From john directly about these vehicles

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It was an official Army project for which I was Project Engineer at Army Design Establishment, but was done quite directly between me and the Army Survey Corps. Most of what was done was modification of a standard vehicle, and I think the work was probably done in the ADE workshops, and with no prototype stage. I don't think many were made, as I think they were mainly for getting around inland Australia. So they may be a quite rare version, and I don't know who made the others. 

In one of the storage units/garages I have a group of about 12 pictures of the survey vehicle. I think these cover more detail, particularly inside the vehicle, than in the pictures on bamford.com.au.

So some more pieces to the puzzle there for you.
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Re: SWB Survey Topog Trial conv
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2015, 09:16:59 PM »
thanks will email him my self and see if I get a bit of those photos
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Re: SWB Survey Topog Trial conv
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2015, 09:47:38 AM »
Hi phoenix  here some photos' to start the swb survey photos to start the page and information (all came from  President NSW Survey Association Richard Jackson-Hope OAM)

the vehicle's only carried stores plus theodolite's, barometers, electronic measuring equipment, batteries and pulled a trailer with fuel and stores on survey expeditions.
The vehicles were very basic & not very comfortable but they were a great work horse.
In the NT were had to convert one to front wheel drive only as the rear tail shaft snapped and it pulled a fully laden trailer for over 500 miles over rough bush tracks.


Murry Barracks Port Moresby PNG 1963
110-864   88   1959   -   Series 2   6005.   Truck, Command Reconnaissance, 1/4 Ton   151908590   143900332   -   750x16      Vic. 'PNG Sig. Mil.Commd. Pt Moresby Army Melb.'   21.02.66
Myrtle   63 2A Ambulance                - 112-115  (GREG)
Petri     64 2A Workshop Hard Top  - 113-773 (GREG)
Casper 65 2A Workshop Hard top   - 113-841 (GREG)
Shortie 63 2A SWB Survey              - 112 502 (Anthony)

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Re: SWB Survey Topog Trial conv
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2015, 09:51:06 AM »
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RJH Driving School 1959 Fortuna Bendigo
110-943   88   1959   -   Series 2   6026-   Truck, 1/4 Ton, GS, Topographical Survey   151911252   143900948   -   750x16      Vic. J.Bamford; ADE photo archive. Topographical Survey conversion.   23.07.68
110-949   88   1959   -   Series 2   6005.   Truck, Command Reconnaissance, 1/4 Ton   151912523   143901109   -   750x16      Vic. Engine refit 151990483   05.12.69


Jacko RJH Papua 1961
110-961   88   1959   -   Series 2   6005.   Truck, Command Reconnaissance, 1/4 Ton   151911871   143900977   -   750x16      Vic.   19.07.68
Myrtle   63 2A Ambulance                - 112-115  (GREG)
Petri     64 2A Workshop Hard Top  - 113-773 (GREG)
Casper 65 2A Workshop Hard top   - 113-841 (GREG)
Shortie 63 2A SWB Survey              - 112 502 (Anthony)

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Re: SWB Survey Topog Trial conv
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2015, 09:53:42 AM »
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RJH Andy Miller Tower Party Gulf Country 1960


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Myrtle   63 2A Ambulance                - 112-115  (GREG)
Petri     64 2A Workshop Hard Top  - 113-773 (GREG)
Casper 65 2A Workshop Hard top   - 113-841 (GREG)
Shortie 63 2A SWB Survey              - 112 502 (Anthony)

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Re: SWB Survey Topog Trial conv
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2015, 09:56:41 AM »
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RJH  Alice Springs 1960
110-950   88   1959   -   Series 2   6005.   Truck, Command Reconnaissance, 1/4 Ton   151911681   143901066   -   750x16      Vic.   06.03.69

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Myrtle   63 2A Ambulance                - 112-115  (GREG)
Petri     64 2A Workshop Hard Top  - 113-773 (GREG)
Casper 65 2A Workshop Hard top   - 113-841 (GREG)
Shortie 63 2A SWB Survey              - 112 502 (Anthony)

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Re: SWB Survey Topog Trial conv
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2015, 01:56:23 PM »
Hi there

Great pictures thanks for sharing

Wayne
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Re: SWB Survey Topog Trial conv
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2015, 02:24:22 PM »
here is 110-943 Bamford; ADE photo archive and a link http://www.bamford.com.au/vehicles/landy/
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Myrtle   63 2A Ambulance                - 112-115  (GREG)
Petri     64 2A Workshop Hard Top  - 113-773 (GREG)
Casper 65 2A Workshop Hard top   - 113-841 (GREG)
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Re: SWB Survey Topog Trial conv
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2015, 12:06:24 PM »
Wow, some amazing photos there, we have few if any of the command recon in service, great work!
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