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Offline Carzee

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Photo - ADG or RFSV Mk1?
« on: October 12, 2017, 10:48:09 AM »
Here is a in-service and in-country photo from the AWM.

A museum in Dili ET, 23 Dec 1999. The curators at AWM have captioned the Perentie as probably a ADG with Mag58s.

"Dili, East Timor. 23 December 1999. A panoramic view of the Dili Museum which is being used as a hospital by the Australian Army, part of the International Force for East Timor (Interfet). A number of the storage containers have a red cross on them. In the foreground is a Land Rover 110, with a MAG 58 machine gun on a pedastel mount on the front and rear, probably a RAAF Airfield Defence Guard vehicle."

Is it ADG or RFSV Mk1? Was there any difference back in 99? If it was ADG would've been out of Darwin and 396 ECSW?

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Re: Photo - ADG or RFSV Mk1?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 11:16:36 AM »
Its not Pilbara Pink, and we weren't rear mounting Mag 58's at that time, so my guess is ADG. Don't forget, ADG didn't have a dedicated vehicle per se, they initially had GS and later took the RFSV and adapted it.

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Re: Photo - ADG or RFSV Mk1?
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2017, 08:56:55 PM »
A very helpful member has sent over a couple of photos of RFSV (as issued or 'Mk1') included in a East Timor commemorative publication.
One says its of a Recon patrol in Dili.


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Re: Photo - ADG or RFSV Mk1?
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2017, 05:32:13 PM »
G'day carzee.
A very small number of Norforce rfsvs were loaned due to their suitability.  Don't know why they didn't source some SRVs from ARA recon.  I spose chockos just shut up and do as they are told ;)
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