The Registry Of Ex-Military Land-Rovers Au, NZ, etc Land-Rover Series 3 ¾ Ton General Service


The Series 3 GS variant

Although the mechanical specification changed a great deal, in appearance the new Series 3 General Service was the same as the previous Series 2A GS. This impression was helped by the retention of the same matt Olive Drab paint scheme which was the fleet colour from the Vietnam War days of the mid-1960's.

At the front end the brushguard was modified to suit the relocated headlights and tac holder positions above the headlights. The "gardening tool" brackets were fitted on the top of the front mudguards and convoy clearance lights were fitted on the brushguards as well as airlift brackets.

At the rear the various fittings (as can be seen in the photo "R") were re-arranged as well. The tac holders moved inboard to the GS tailgate as did the ARN plate and illumination light. This was done to accommodate the new jerrycan fittings which was made possible with the Series 3 tail light arrangement. No tail light protectors were fitted. Newly designed combination convoy lights were fitted inboard of the jerry brackets and next to them "Air Lift Tongues" each side of the pintle hook (photo "R" shows civvy towball however.)

The GS has a single 68AmpHour 12V battery and it has a negative earth loom using an alternator.


Typical ex-mil Series 3 GS ¾ Ton

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1978 Series 3 GS ¾ Ton

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"R" -rear fittings of 1978 Series 3 109" ¾ Ton

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Chris C's GS ARN 29-590

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REMLR Australian Military Series 3 Land-Rover pages
More details on Australian Military Land-Rovers fleet numbers and paint schemes
Australian Army Series 3 Army Registration Number lists


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