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RAN Land Rovers
« on: March 03, 2015, 09:57:46 PM »
Not sure what heading to put this under. maybe moderator can decide. May need an RAAF and Navy heading somewhere on the forum.

Found this photo of HMAS Perth.

Sitting on the dock is a Navy S2/S2A (door hinges) 109 Land Rover. I conclude that it is Navy as it has bar tread tyres, number plate starting with a red 'Z' and the driver appears to be in a white collarless sailors shirt. I suspect the colour of the Land Rover is light grey or light blue

Any other thoughts?
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Re: RAN Land Rovers
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2015, 09:37:35 PM »
I think its later than a C suffix. So after 66. My guess is based on the lack of a Wiper mtr on the base of the driver windscreen.
Its a very cool pic. I like the little row of empty prams under the gangway.

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Re: RAN Land Rovers
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2015, 09:55:17 PM »
If I get a chance later I will put 2 new headings 1 for RAN 1 for RAAF rovers
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Re: RAN Land Rovers
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2015, 12:04:40 PM »
I think its later than a C suffix. So after 66. My guess is based on the lack of a Wiper mtr on the base of the driver windscreen.
Its a very cool pic. I like the little row of empty prams under the gangway.

That would make it one of these: (possibly 1 or 2 being likely)
  • RAN79 109 2/07/1968 - Series 2A S2ARAN Series 2A, Royal Australian Navy 27124593F 27801634C - -  Dept of Supply Navy. Oly APL
    Diesel engine - door locks - Ute cab - -
  • RAN80 109 22/02/1967 - Series 2A S2ARAN Series 2A, Royal Australian Navy 27134969G 27802043C - -  Dept of Supply Navy. Oly APL
    Diesel engine - door locks - Ute cab - -
  • RAN83 109 20/05/1969 - Series 2A S2ARAN Series 2A, Royal Australian Navy 34507969B 34703758D - -  Navy. Oly APL. 6 Cylinder - -
  • RAN84 109 20/05/1969 - Series 2A S2ARAN Series 2A, Royal Australian Navy 34507933B 34703759D - -  Navy. Oly APL. 6 Cylinder - -
  • RAN85 109 15/05/1969 - Series 2A S2ARAN Series 2A, Royal Australian Navy 34507968B 34703760D - -  Dept of Supply (Navy). G/R bar. 6 Cylinder -

If only we had the ZNA *** or ZNB *** plate lists?
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Re: RAN Land Rovers
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2015, 02:02:18 PM »
That pic highlights that there was something special as the ship is tied up at Circular Quay rather than Garden Island.  This would have been an exceptionally rare circumstance.  Also Perth has an old style full size pennant number painted on its transom which was no practice in the late 60s on - this pic may very well be taken when Perth first arrived in Sydney after being commissioned in the USA after building in the Great Lakes.

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Re: RAN Land Rovers
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2015, 09:26:09 PM »
Colour photo shows that this RAN 109 was painted 'powder blue'. Truck towing trailer also appears to be RAN (and same blue). Photo taken at Fremantle harbour.

I have posted an additional photo taken of a RAN Diving Team International truck. I presume that the Land Rover in the photo was painted the same blue as this truck.
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Re: RAN Land Rovers
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2015, 11:59:13 PM »
To confirm the truck with the trailer is RAN, I found these two photos that show the same model truck on the parade ground at HMAS Leeuwin, Perth early 60s. Truck is an International B Series built between 1959-1961.
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Re: RAN Land Rovers
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2015, 01:05:52 PM »
Great colour photo showing a lot of Sky Blue navy vehicles!
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Re: RAN Land Rovers
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2015, 11:07:08 PM »
They had mine vans too... :)
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Re: RAN Land Rovers
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2015, 06:20:17 PM »
More photos of Navy Land Rovers at Garden Island, Sydney 1960s.

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Re: RAN Land Rovers
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2015, 10:57:05 PM »
Frigate F55 Was this a leander Class?

What helicopter did it carry? as its got a hanger, also the larger ship what Helicopter did that carry?
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Re: RAN Land Rovers
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2015, 03:40:06 AM »
Frigate F55 Was this a leander Class?

What helicopter did it carry? as its got a hanger, also the larger ship what Helicopter did that carry?

That ship (F55) is HMNZS Waikato. A Kiwi frigate.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMNZS_Waikato_(F55)

The large ship in the middle is HMAS Stalwart.

http://www.navy.gov.au/hmas-stalwart-ii-part-2
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Re: RAN Land Rovers
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2015, 12:27:54 PM »
The Stalwart carried whatever helo was needed at the time but generally a Wessex or later a Seaking.

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Re: RAN Land Rovers
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Thanks mate. No parking lights ?
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Re: RAN Land Rovers
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2015, 01:47:45 PM »
Another RAN Land Rover.