Royal Australian Air Force Fleet
For the most part the Land Rover Fleet of the RAAF closely mirrors that of the Australian Army. Series 2, 2a and 3 purchases were for the RAAF and Army, only occasionally did the RAAF vehicles differ from their Army counterparts, although there are some exceptions. The purchase of the Perentie fleet brought the fleets even closer together, with an ADF purchase rather than an Army one that was also used by the RAAF.
For this reason information on the Perentie fleet will only appear on the Army page.
ARN information of the like available for the Army fleet was documented in the same ledgers which did reside in the RAAF museum, however at this stage the RAAF museum does not know their location and are considered "lost" at this stage.
FLEET INFO on this page:
The series 1 in RAAF service is still clouded in mystery. At this period of time it appears that bases purchased vehicles as they needed them, and reports of some series 1 lwb vehicles surface on occasion, with a grainy picture of one for sale in a car yard exists somewhere.
It seems that the RAAF began purchasing vehicles as a part of AMF contracts around this time, however there are some photographs of Series 2 RAAF vehicles which are obviously of civilian origin, rather than military. However the bulk of vehicles would have been from the normal contracts of the time
Known information about RAAF Series 2 and 2a vehicles can be found here Series 2 RAAF and RAN Registrations
As with the Series 2, the 2a contracts mirrored, or were a part of, the AMF / Army contracts with Land Rover. This page of series 2a Land Rover PR photos shows one RAAF vehicle in particular detail. The below photographs show other photos that the RAAF Museum have given us of series 2A vehicles as well as one from an online Archive. Registration and chassis numbers are not known at this stage because the last REMLR had heard from the RAAF Museum was that the ledgers had been borrowed, and possibly lost.
Again, the RAAF order was a part of the ADF order, however less specialist versions were purchased. Numbers, as with the other models, remain unknown at this stage. However not all of the series 3 vehicles appear to have been from the military contract.
The RAAF used the Project
Perentie 4x4 and 6x6 models as a broader Australian Defence
Force purchasing regime. These are the same as the
Australian Army vehicles, only differing in registration
number from their Army siblings.