The Registry Of Ex-Military Land-Rovers Au, NZ, etc BB's Land-Rover Series 2A  Ton SASR LRPV
 
Welcome to "Stuart's Shed".

Stuart is REMLR member 209 and has a unique collection of Army Land Rovers. Stuart is lucky enough to own 3 ex SASR, Series 2a Long Range Patrol Vehicles (LRPV).

Each of Stuart's vehicles will have a Shed in time, but for now only 174-323 will have a shed.

LRPV 174-323

Stuart Purchased this LRPV from fellow REMLR member Brian B in 2007, who in turn purchased the LRPV from his mate Bob early in 2000. Bob had brought the LRPV at an Army auction in the early 1990's.

Stuart's unit was refurbished and in comparatively good order when released to auction. It had not seen a patrol since its reconditioning, whereas the other units at the auction had most obviously been on patrol.

Since Stuart purchased the LRPV it has undergone a basic clean up, and Stuart has spent a lot of time collecting the relevant equipment that the LRPV would have been kitted out with for patrols.

The photos below were taken at Brian B's place before Stuart purchased the LRPV. More up to date photos of the LRPV will appear in this shed soon.

Make Land-Rover (Rover Australia P/L) Model LWB 109" Series 2A
Manuf. date January 1969 Production CKD RHD export
Army Census 6028 Engine Petrol 2286cc
Nomenclature TRUCK, UTILITY, TON G.S.
LAND-ROVER SERIES 2A 109 INCH WB
Contract number C106280
Chassis 25327787D ARN 174-323
Brians Back yard LRPV   Brians Back yard LRPV   Brians Back yard LRPV

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Brians Back yard LRPV   Brians Back yard LRPV
Brians Back yard LRPV   Brians Back yard LRPV

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Brians Back yard LRPV
  Brians Back yard LRPV

 

Brian B's recollections of LRPV's in service Brian remembers seeing the SASR LRPVs being driven in a ceremonial parade in Perth in the late eighties. They are much modified G.S. 109" units. The LRPV has a 2.25 petrol donk like all Series 2A Australian Army Land-Rovers. Brian says the "handyman" welding quality of fittings and the origin of fittings (eg. old wheel hub used as gun mount, etc) indicates that these were unit workshop or in-field mods done as required on a trial and error basis, keeping everything simple. Under the Series 2A bonnet was standard G.S. with added twin Lumenition ignition sets. The spare set was just in case... Bar tread tyres gave way to either Olympic Trak Grips or Goodyear Xtras in 8ply. Spares mounted on the Brush Guard (LHS and RHS) moved to the side behind the seats. PSP, GPMG's, and cam gear were on the CES as per Brit's Pink Panther.

Brian B's Series 2A 109" LRPV unit is fully original (not restored) with a unit specific cammo paint job, a ROPS (prototype of the ROPS used later on the Perentie 110 4x4), a 30 gal long-range tank mounted behind the front seats under the ROPS (gravity feed thru a three-way valve into the filler-breather pipes on both the left and right under seat Series 3 16 gal tanks), a GPMG M60 pedestal, and "batwing" spare-tyres, etc. The front machinegun mount couldn't be more simple. All four springs have an extra leaf with rubber mounts at each end, note the bash plate under the front. The photo from above the seat shows the centre box which has the bottom cut out to go into the tool box beneath. The placement of fittings on Brian's LRPV indicate that it was one of the 'intermediate setup' Series 2A LRPVs in-service during the 1980's.

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SASR & Champ after an ANZAC parade

 

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Politically incorrect SASR in the backyard
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Out and about with AACC 2002
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Out and about with AACC 2002
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Run up to the local hill
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Run up to the local hill
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Run up to the local hill
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My SASR in an SAS archive book
174-323 LRPV in an SAS archive book

 

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