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Offline Mike C

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107703 prototype
« on: July 13, 2013, 12:08:48 PM »
OK, you fire engine enthusiasts, add Land Rover registered 107703 to your list.

I think it must have been a prototype, and it was 'registered' with a plate previously issued to (wait for it..... ) a trailer! Not the first time a plate was 'reused' for vehicles under trial, for example, the amphibious Land Rover and the concept demonstrator 1 ton GS truck both used the same reg plate at different times.

No info on chassis or other details. Seen under test at Trial and Proving Wing in the 1960s.

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Re: 107703 prototype
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2013, 01:53:36 PM »
"In the early 1960's, Wormald Australia was contracted by the Army to build a prototype Fire Tender based on the 3/4 Ton Land Rover. Subsequently Alexander Perrie & Co were contracted to build the production vehicles. Alexander Perrie & Co build approximately 30 Fire tenders for the Army and the photographs below show the vehicles in various stages of production." snip from http://www.remlr.com/lrFirefactorypics.html

The "factory" photos show Series 2A only.

With that 107-703 ARN... i'm wondering -- is the prototype a Series 2?

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Re: 107703 prototype
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2013, 06:48:34 PM »
Same thing happened with the trials of the Land Rover SIIa Forward Control, 108-431 is also in the ARN book as a trailer.



It seems a common practice with the Army Design Establishment.
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Re: 107703 prototype
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2013, 03:36:22 PM »
How interesting!!! Added to the list with what information we have.
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