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ARN Polaris
« on: May 24, 2020, 04:25:44 PM »
Back in 2014 I purchased a 6 wheel drive Polaris from West Australia in a greys auction. It was painted in a sand colour and is very similar to the one pictured on the REMLR web site alongside the LRPV 6x6.
It has a ARN number. Can I find out a bit about its history from the ARN? If so how do I go about it?
Tom

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Re: ARN Polaris
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2020, 03:33:29 PM »
Hi Tom. I think it safe to assume the Polaris was with the SF in MEAO.

The vehicle records would be digital and secure (somewhere).
I have looked around the web and the AWM collection listed. http://www.awm.gov.au/findingaids/Guide-to-the-Afghanistan-Collection-2001-present

Nadda.

That just leaves the photo collection and there are only a handful of public SASR photos for the period (so far).

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Re: ARN Polaris
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2020, 09:24:56 PM »
Yes I have tried the AWM as well. I think you are probably right. Its paintwork is in those desert colors matching the SFLRPV types and it had enough sand under it to start my own beach.  I guess I will poke around a bit further until the military tell me to bugger off.
Thanks for the reply anyway. I was getting the feel that Polaris was an alien beast.
Tom

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Re: ARN Polaris
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2020, 10:34:41 PM »
Some pics with some details - for the record.

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Re: ARN Polaris
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2020, 10:35:45 PM »
Geoff this page should be moved to Misc Vehicles. We dont have a ATV or bike sub section... but we could...

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Re: ARN Polaris
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2020, 10:43:41 AM »
Great Pics
Mine is a ringer with them. As expected the AWM could not help and I am currently awaiting a response from the Army museum in Bandanna. Still hopeful.
Thanks for your efforts
Tom

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Re: ARN Polaris
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2020, 12:41:12 PM »
I suspect those little platform atv units were used often, more ofyen than we assume.

Have to be better for chook work at night. Lower noise, lower fuel usr and heat sig and I wonder if the lighter weight would be less likely to set off ied. Yes, way less payload... but a light patrol or reconn should be smallest possible —its not a 10 day endurance exercise. During daylight hours they have to be much easier to hide...

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Re: ARN Polaris
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2020, 10:49:09 PM »
...new at the dealership... with a small ARN plate on the rear of the cargo carrier.

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Re: ARN Polaris
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2020, 02:18:30 PM »
yep that the beast. How much do they want for it? ???