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Re: Hardtop Land Rovers in SVN
« Reply #30 on: April 23, 2013, 01:49:09 PM »
BMSS
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Re: Hardtop Land Rovers in SVN
« Reply #31 on: April 23, 2013, 05:51:10 PM »

The hardtop on the Land Rover shown below looks identical to that of 112-829 (no window glass and rear door). Was this hardtop removed from 112-829 after an accident? The Land Rover the hardtop is sitting on is 114-4?8. I believe the vehicles have been prepared for repatriation back to Australia.




Another shot of the same hardtop.


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Re: Hardtop Land Rovers in SVN
« Reply #32 on: April 23, 2013, 05:57:45 PM »
A 260 cubic foot foot locker would carry a lot of personal gear, close to 7400litres.
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Re: Hardtop Land Rovers in SVN
« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2013, 10:49:14 AM »

The hardtop on the Land Rover shown below looks identical to that of 112-829 (no window glass and rear door). Was this hardtop removed from 112-829 after an accident? The Land Rover the hardtop is sitting on is 114-4?8. I believe the vehicles have been prepared for repatriation back to Australia.

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Another shot of the same hardtop.
Actually I wonder if they removed the glass to prevent glass shrapnel injuries and reduce the heat inside the vehicles?

Glass is incredibly difficult to identify in a wound.
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Re: Hardtop Land Rovers in SVN
« Reply #34 on: April 28, 2013, 01:39:56 PM »
BMSS

Ok I have a Diary doc from 1ALSG in June 1970 advising sub-units of incoming freight on the Jeparit.
Very interesting.

These BMSS items are big as ZD said. And in quantity. There is no way in hell they could be pallets of F/L, there's way way way too many.
So what was in them?

Speaking of quantity, there is a provision of beer...

Also of note are the Land-Rover Carry Alls and the um, Station Wagons (GMH? Ford?)


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Re: Hardtop Land Rovers in SVN
« Reply #35 on: April 28, 2013, 02:04:45 PM »
G'day Carzee

At least one army spec Holden HD Station Wagon was sent to SVN. It could be this or other similar vehicle the document is refering to.
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Re: Hardtop Land Rovers in SVN
« Reply #36 on: April 28, 2013, 05:18:11 PM »
More beer than soft drink!  8)

I rather think the Iraq and Afghanistan vets would be rather jealous.
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Re: Hardtop Land Rovers in SVN
« Reply #37 on: April 30, 2013, 08:29:10 AM »
Remember that the VW vans were carryals, and we know of at least two of them that were sent as well.
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Re: Hardtop Land Rovers in SVN
« Reply #38 on: May 29, 2013, 01:21:53 PM »
The document refers to the station wagons and carryalls being assigned to RAAF Units (2 Squadron and 1 Operational Services Unit), so Holdens/Fords for the S/Wagons and most probably VW Kombi Vans or possibly Internationals (AB 120?) for the carryalls.

The 'Ute 3/4 ton' is probably a Land Rover.

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Re: Hardtop Land Rovers in SVN
« Reply #39 on: October 19, 2013, 12:09:56 AM »
108-651...109...1966...Series 2A...6022...Truck, Carryall, 3/4 Ton, GS...Vehicle property of Campaigners For Christ.

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Re: Hardtop Land Rovers in SVN
« Reply #40 on: October 19, 2013, 01:57:12 AM »
Belonged to the 'Everymans' organization, I think the mil support arm/alternate but more common name of Campaigners for Christ (like 'Red Shield' of the Salvoes). Shipped to SVN Oct 66 on Jeparit, RTA Oct 71 on Sydney. Listed on page 168 of M&D.

Getting back to 'BMSS' for just a moment, AGAS 5 was correct: it is the Box Metal Shipping Steel, NSN 8115-66-025-8558. It was 8 feet x 6 feet x 6 feet 4 inches, with a volume of 260 cubic feet (volume was mentioned in an earlier post). Cargo loading was maximum 10,000 pounds. Officially introduced into service in late 1967. 250 in the initial purchase.

Nice pic: as always, Tommy, you come up with some significant images!

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Re: Hardtop Land Rovers in SVN
« Reply #41 on: December 31, 2013, 10:33:48 PM »
Hardtop in background.

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Re: Hardtop Land Rovers in SVN
« Reply #42 on: January 14, 2014, 10:13:33 PM »
Hardtop on the Vietnam bound HMAS Jeparit. Note the DBG ambulances.

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Re: Hardtop Land Rovers in SVN
« Reply #43 on: January 16, 2014, 03:36:00 PM »
Fantastic photo there stuart!
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Re: Hardtop Land Rovers in SVN
« Reply #44 on: January 16, 2014, 03:51:21 PM »
Also published on page 69 of 'Voyages to Vietnam'. Image credited to John Ferguson.

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