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Tommy

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Re: LRPV
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2012, 09:55:43 PM »
The vehicle to the right (in the photo showing the rear of two LRPVs) is 178-205. 178-205 is a Mk3 LRPV.

The rear tailgate camouflage scheme, motorcycle rack, missing TAC plate holders and large 'circular'olive drab paint spot on the LH tub side are the required evidence to confirm it's identity. Compare the photo from rooster and the rear view taken at auction. 178-205 can be seen stenciled onto the bumper in the front view auction photo.

You will note that sand coloured paint has been brush applied to the vehicle in a hapless and random nature. I suspect that this was done out of boredom rather than for a specific purpose. This sand coloured paint has faded from the vehicle due to exposure to the elements. The seatbox located in the tub is from this vehicle. The entire floor, seatbox and seats have been removed possibly to gain access to gearbox (which has been removed). Front differential is also missing so vehicle may have been cannabalized.

As with the previous LRPV, this vehicle also participated in the 1988 Bi-Centennial Anzac Parade.
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Re: LRPV
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2012, 10:20:57 PM »
The vehicle to the left (in the photo showing the rear of two LRPVs) is 179-500. 179-500 is a 'late' S2A Mk2 LRPV.

This late S2A LRPV is one of 4 used by the SASR. The confirmation of it's ARN is from the camouflage pattern to the front end of the LH guard side panel. The other late S2As do not have the same pattern. The nomenaclature plate was removed from this vehicle whilst at Mt Barnett and is in the hands on a REMLR member. This confirms that 179-500 was one of the LRPVs at Mt Barnett.

I have added another shot of 500. This time taken from the rear. Although grainy, it does show the same camo pattern. Also of note are the 'yellow' patches on the tailgate. These are dent/rust patches that have been painted over with a sand colour. You can see them in photo #2.
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Re: LRPV
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2012, 10:45:35 PM »
The LRPV sitting atop of a blue civilian car is most probably 179-502. 179-502 is another 'late' S2A Mk2 LRPV.

As the identification and location of the 3 other surviving 'late' S2A LRPVs are known, the only remaining 'late' S2A could only be 179-502. A frontal photo of this vehicle would help identify it.  A number of features on the vehicle do suggest that it could well be 502.
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Re: LRPV
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2012, 11:12:40 PM »
The last of the five LRPVs at Mt Barnett is now believed to be 178-432. I have identified the same vehicle from an in-service photo. The 'narrow' ROPS bar (two wire mesh squares) was used on only one LRPVs that I can identify. The standard 'wider' ROPS had three wire mesh squares. Front RH guard side panel has been replaced. Motorbike rack has been removed. Maybe transfered to the first LRPV.

The arrows (l-r) show the evidence to confirm that they are the same vehicle.

1. Brown camouflage colour separation line,
2. Black camouflage colour pattern the same (each early camouflaged LRPV has it's own unique camo pattern and colours),
3. The 'cocky poop' weld to ROPS bar exactly the same (close up has confirmed),
4. Two wire mesh squares between ROPS bars,
5. Early model steering wheel.

It would also appear that this LRPV partisipated in the 1988 Bi-Centennial Anzac Parade as well. In this photo, the LRPV wears a mixture of old and new camouflage pattern and colours.
« Last Edit: December 10, 2012, 10:25:48 PM by Tommy »

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Re: LRPV
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2012, 12:34:18 PM »
Hi guys. Thanks for posting some recent pictures.

If someone can give me a quick lesson on posting photos, I'll put up mine from a few years ago. (Yes, I looked through "help" and no, it didn't make any sense. I'm a bit like that.)

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Re: LRPV
« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2012, 02:18:31 PM »
hi Davo, i clicked on the additional options at the bottom had to reduce size of images aswell,
how did you get on with the owners? personally it was hard going but im in a very good position now

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Re: LRPV
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2012, 07:24:06 PM »
Thanks for the tip. I tried a few and lost the whole reply as it was too big - here's another try. All my photos are from early 2009, back when a mate was trying to buy them. I think it was all too hard and he gave up.

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Re: LRPV
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2012, 10:07:29 PM »
Posted additional info and photo to 'Reply #16'. Posted possible ARN, info and photo to 'Reply #18'.
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Re: LRPV
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2012, 11:18:44 PM »
The others are too big, so here's a try with a compressed copy.

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Re: LRPV
« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2012, 11:24:20 PM »
And let's try two more.

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Re: LRPV
« Reply #25 on: December 10, 2012, 11:28:11 PM »
And I'll try three more.

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Re: LRPV
« Reply #26 on: December 10, 2012, 11:35:44 PM »
Here are some ID plates - let's see if we can read them once they're compressed.
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Re: LRPV
« Reply #27 on: December 10, 2012, 11:42:21 PM »
And here's a 101, just because I have the photos. Since I've never been up there, I never saw the other one. Apparently it was in beautiful condition and in a shed, and they were asking something like $15,000. I am amazed that they were actually sold.

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Re: LRPV
« Reply #28 on: December 11, 2012, 08:42:12 AM »
Here are some ID plates - let's see if we can read them once they're compressed.

Plate #1 is 178-206

Plate #2 is 178-432

Plate #3 is 178-206

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Jye Maude

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Re: LRPV
« Reply #29 on: June 21, 2013, 07:58:03 PM »
I would like to rescue all five of the lrpvs....where would I start??