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Offline Carzee

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Army Engineers Mogs
« on: April 03, 2013, 11:18:15 PM »
I have found a reference in the AWM commander diaries -which includes a dozen illustrative black n white photographs- of the RAE appraising 2 Unimogs whilst constructing an airfield at Borneo.

In Malaya, FARELF operations, Sep 1964. Yes, 64. The existence of Army Halflingers in Vietnam could therefore get more credence.

ARNs 97016 and 97017 were used for about 65 days, however that included 20 days stand down whilst there were torrential downpours. The airfield became a sea of thick mud.

You have to download the .pdf file and then proceed to page down -once it is finished downloading- to about the 3rd quarter.

The RAE report says each of the 2 mogs did about 400 miles in service at an av 10 mpg. Could carry 2 x 44gal drums each.

LINK: https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/records/awm95/4/3/awm95-4-3-8.pdf

7 Field Sqn, RAE, Sabah, Malaya
Sept 1964

2/2016
Its now migrated by the new record keeping system to this pdf:
https://www.awm.gov.au/images/collection/bundled/RCDIG1028478.pdf

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Re: Army Engineers Mogs
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2013, 11:50:41 PM »
Page 163 to 168, for the Unimog.

These are the 400 series Unimogs used by the West German and Swiss Army about the same time.

Did you read all the pages?  Going by at least one entry, it seems like chain saw courses were not mandatory before using the machines, it was a case of learning on the job.

I noticed the comments on the teaspoon tippers, so we should start seeing the Mk3 inters arriving on scene in subsequent series.  :)
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Re: Army Engineers Mogs
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2013, 10:13:24 AM »
What a fascinating document!

It also may explain the origin of the Mog at bandiana, as they did not know where it had come from and why.  I must send them a copy of the document.  What a great find!
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