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Offline Carzee

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OKA x 2 in RAAF convoy
« on: November 15, 2015, 05:35:33 PM »
Scanned some old pics of a RAAF convoy on the New England Hwy or the Golden Hwy in the upper Hunter Valley (perhaps 2004-5-6).

Seen in the pics:
two OKAs with crew cabs and a GS tray on the rear (one has a Haulmark trailer)

one Mog

one Perentie 6x6 (Comms?) ARN 231270.

other Land Rovers etc can also be seen in the background.

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Re: OKA x 2 in RAAF convoy
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2015, 10:30:13 AM »
Any idea what the extra batteries are for on the LHS?

These Okas have a dual battery setup as standard (one each side just behind the front wheel) but the large battery bank is installed in lieu of a second fuel tank.
Don't look like Comms vehicles to me.

There were some Okas with a bus/van type body setup for Comms with the RAAF. They had a hydraulic pump on the front of the crankshaft driving a generator that charged a battery bank just Li,e the Okas in the photo. These Okas have winches and I don't think there would be room in there for a pump as well. The vans didn't have winches as far as I know.
« Last Edit: November 16, 2015, 10:35:49 AM by PeteFox »
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Re: OKA x 2 in RAAF convoy
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2015, 07:36:30 PM »
airforce trailed them to replace ser 3  up until early 2000 airforce had thier own fleet when reorg of the airforce in ecss squadrons and army took control of all b vehicles all vehicles were standard umimog the airforce had rps parts didnot fit them because their were a different model namely 1750 army were 1700