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SASR SERIES 2A LRPV`S IN SERVICE
« on: December 16, 2015, 08:22:46 AM »
Hi all ,

here are some LRPV`s in action. 

enjoy. 

Mick

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Re: SASR SERIES 2A LRPV`S IN SERVICE
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2015, 10:05:25 AM »
The second is a '71 wide light.
Now, that would be rare. Possibly the only one.
Tommy, care to comment? What do you know of this one?
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Re: SASR SERIES 2A LRPV`S IN SERVICE
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2015, 01:31:30 PM »
The second is a '71 wide light.
Now, that would be rare. Possibly the only one.
Tommy, care to comment? What do you know of this one?

Mick

The LRPV in that photo is 179-500. This LRPV still exists today. It sits rotting up at Mt Barnett.

There were five late S2A Land Rovers used by the SASR. I have three of those: 179-502, 179-520 & 180-899.
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Re: SASR SERIES 2A LRPV`S IN SERVICE
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2015, 02:02:04 PM »
The second is a '71 wide light.
Now, that would be rare. Possibly the only one.
Tommy, care to comment? What do you know of this one?

Mick

The LRPV in that photo is 179-500. This LRPV still exists today. It sits rotting up at Mt Barnett.

There were five late S2A Land Rovers used by the SASR. I have three of those: 179-502, 179-520 & 180-899.
I thought they were going to scrap them.
I understand someone bought the 101s. Has anyone enquired recently about the LRPVs?
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Re: SASR SERIES 2A LRPV`S IN SERVICE
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2015, 07:20:04 PM »
The second is a '71 wide light.
Now, that would be rare. Possibly the only one.
Tommy, care to comment? What do you know of this one?

Mick

The LRPV in that photo is 179-500. This LRPV still exists today. It sits rotting up at Mt Barnett.

There were five late S2A Land Rovers used by the SASR. I have three of those: 179-502, 179-520 & 180-899.
I thought they were going to scrap them.
I understand someone bought the 101s. Has anyone enquired recently about the LRPVs?

Mick

Two were rescued this time last year. Both now in Perth.

Not sure what has happened to the others.

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Re: SASR SERIES 2A LRPV`S IN SERVICE
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2015, 08:05:50 PM »
Hi Tommy,

Looks like they never had a easy time in they're life and as you have proven with a little luv they come back to life.

Cheers,

Mick

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Re: SASR SERIES 2A LRPV`S IN SERVICE
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2016, 01:29:24 AM »
The others will be coming back to Perth later this year.

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Re: SASR SERIES 2A LRPV`S IN SERVICE
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2016, 09:58:54 AM »
 That is great to hear.

Thanks for the update  Cliffy. 

cheers,

Mick

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Re: SASR SERIES 2A LRPV`S IN SERVICE
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2016, 12:42:24 PM »
A visit in person is required to get them rolling for transport.
2 should be easy enuf. The 3rd may not be worth bringing back and may be stripped for parts if that turns out to be the case. We were beaten by the Wet last year.

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Re: SASR SERIES 2A LRPV`S IN SERVICE
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2017, 10:53:51 PM »
A short bit of footage showing a Series IIA LRPV on ex in the Kimberleys in July 1973.

Starts at  5:33 (04:07:04:00 on the hardcoded timecode) and at 5:50 (04:07:20:23) - https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C291781
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Re: SASR SERIES 2A LRPV`S IN SERVICE
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2017, 05:15:05 PM »
Yeah, that would be the mk1 LRPV. Had the rifle “scabbards “ like a pink panther. At least one was totally scrapped once it left the army. For all the foot draggers I contacted about the Barnett LRPVs, they are officially scrapped.
I could not ge there in time to save the last 3-4.
Makes the rest worth more now.