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Offline Mick_Marsh

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Discuss this interesting Moke
« on: August 04, 2020, 06:55:12 PM »
Because it has 13" wheels and with that indicator lens, that dates it at late '68 or '69.

If the 13" wheels (originally 10"?) was an army mod, it would be a '66 to '68. Possibly a trials vehicle.

What does the TAC tell us?
Also note the map of Australia on the fuel tank side box. With Queensland highlighted.
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Re: Discuss this interesting Moke
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2020, 08:30:33 PM »
Hello Mick,

We had the odd Moke in one or two transport units I served in and they were never fitted with all that crap  someone has added to the one in the pics. It is described as ex ADF so I think someone has tried to make it look 'warry'

The RAAF had a small fleet as well and were the last users of the type.

Considered a bit of a joke in service -we used to be able to lift them up with a few blokes and move them into unlikely places after friday night drinks at the boozer...

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Offline Mike C

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Re: Discuss this interesting Moke
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2020, 12:04:29 AM »
The Formation sign of 6th Aust Inf Div of WW2-vintage gives it away ('roo over boomerang), and a poor rendition at that.

Someone's tarted up a 'Tinny Joke' to look like a military vehicle, even if it was ex-ADF as claimed.

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Re: Discuss this interesting Moke
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2020, 08:17:46 AM »
Must have been rather slow with the big wheels,

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Re: Discuss this interesting Moke
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2020, 08:26:50 AM »
Don’t the poms call these kind of things Walts?   ;D ;D

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Re: Discuss this interesting Moke
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2020, 07:21:31 PM »
Kind of reminds me of this ‘Ambulance’ Mick....

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Re: Discuss this interesting Moke
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2020, 07:42:08 PM »
Must have been rather slow with the big wheels,

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There were a number of different diffs used or 10", 12" and 13" wheels. There were more than 10 different ratios.
 
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Re: Discuss this interesting Moke
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2020, 12:48:11 PM »
the fire station at enoggerra barracks had a moke prior to closing down in1986 some of the flying squadrons at raaf amb had them for airside movements