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Australian Army Land Rover Series 2 with 106 mm M40A2 Recoilless Rifle

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Hi, Some reading why we are still isolated.

I thought I'd put this link up for interest showing the unique Australian Army Land Rover Series 2 with a 106 mm M40A2 Recoilless Rifle. 

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/REL/19356/ 

We had a few of these in our South Australian Mounted Rifles Squadrons during the early 70's along with Saladins, Centurians, M113 Armoured Personnel Carriers, Ferrets & Studebaker Trucks in various types.

The 106's also served in Vietnam.

Hope you find it of interest.

Pierre

 

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2 hours ago, Trooper 3/9 RAAC said:

Hi, Some reading why we are still isolated.

I thought I'd put this link up for interest showing the unique Australian Army Land Rover Series 2 with a 106 mm M40A2 Recoilless Rifle. 

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/REL/19356/ 

We had a few of these in our South Australian Mounted Rifles Squadrons during the early 70's along with Saladins, Centurians, M113 Armoured Personnel Carriers, Ferrets & Studebaker Trucks in various types.

The 106's also served in Vietnam.

Hope you find it of interest.

Pierre

 

Hi Pierre,

We run the annual Corowa GPA Swim-In & Military Vehicle Gathering at Corowa, NSW and usually have some of these 'Gun Buggys" turn up, here is a photo of one, original army number 112-372.                                                                                                                                                                  Also as Land Rovers were the theme for the 2018 event, here is a picture of the brass plaque that was made for the participants. This event is the largest gathering of ex-military vehicles in Australia and takes place each March.

best regards, Richard

 

 

 

 

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check out some posts I put up here a couple of years ago with pics of my fathers gun buggy in Vietnam 

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On 5/14/2020 at 10:00 PM, Richard Farrant said:

Hi Pierre,

We run the annual Corowa GPA Swim-In & Military Vehicle Gathering at Corowa, NSW and usually have some of these 'Gun Buggys" turn up, here is a photo of one, original army number 112-372.                                                                                                                                                                  Also as Land Rovers were the theme for the 2018 event, here is a picture of the brass plaque that was made for the participants. This event is the largest gathering of ex-military vehicles in Australia and takes place each March.

best regards, Richard

 

 

 

 

SAM_2450.JPG

KVE Land Rover plaque.jpg

Hi there Richard!

I had my un-restored Series 2 gun buggy there ARN 110-849. Unfortunately it was not a runner so did not do any of the trips A few happy snaps and the B/W pic ias a in service pic. It is the one on the left.

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