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DeanoH
22nd January 2015, 06:13 PM
Military G Wagon - What purpose ?

Saw this in northern WA last August but couldn't work out its purpose. :confused:

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2015/01/471.jpg (http://s540.photobucket.com/user/DeanoH/media/Holiday%202014/DSC_0193a_zpsa109e3c5.jpg.html)

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2015/01/472.jpg (http://s540.photobucket.com/user/DeanoH/media/Holiday%202014/DSC_0194_zps35e271f3.jpg.html)

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2015/01/473.jpg (http://s540.photobucket.com/user/DeanoH/media/Holiday%202014/DSC_0195_zpsc505f167.jpg.html)


Actually I passed this vehicle as it didn't seem to be able to go very fast, but I couldn't work out its purpose.

Any ideas ?


Deano :)

Ralph1Malph
22nd January 2015, 07:44 PM
If I told you I'd have to kill you!:p
BUT..think surveillance and reconnaissance variant and you'd be close.

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2015/01/489.jpg

Cheers
Ralph

AndyG
22nd January 2015, 09:51 PM
Looks like it was designed by a Committee :wasntme:

Vern
22nd January 2015, 10:03 PM
Looks like the Homer Mobile :D

PAT303
22nd January 2015, 10:27 PM
Looks like it was designed by a Committee :wasntme:

Yep,they would be better off with a cab over LT. Pat

slug_burner
23rd January 2015, 07:38 AM
Military G Wagon - What purpose ?

Saw this in northern WA last August but couldn't work out its purpose. :confused:

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2015/01/471.jpg (http://s540.photobucket.com/user/DeanoH/media/Holiday%202014/DSC_0193a_zpsa109e3c5.jpg.html)

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2015/01/472.jpg (http://s540.photobucket.com/user/DeanoH/media/Holiday%202014/DSC_0194_zps35e271f3.jpg.html)

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2015/01/473.jpg (http://s540.photobucket.com/user/DeanoH/media/Holiday%202014/DSC_0195_zpsc505f167.jpg.html)


Actually I passed this vehicle as it didn't seem to be able to go very fast, but I couldn't work out its purpose.

Any ideas ?


Deano :)

SRV on an admin move.

The vehicle can easily do the legal speed limits.

LandroverScott
23rd January 2015, 07:37 PM
Have a read through this


GWagon, SRV (http://remlr.com/forum/index.php?topic=1938.0)

Ranga
23rd January 2015, 11:49 PM
SRV on an admin move.

The vehicle can easily do the legal speed limits.
Can confirm this. Often hard for a 100 series driven like it was stolen to keep up with in the desert. Also able to get airborne without the passenger even realising.

Also an interesting ride sitting in the gunner's seat facing backwards.

Apparently. ;)

stealth
24th January 2015, 12:23 AM
Is the massive roll cage primarily to protect the bloke in the back?

slug_burner
24th January 2015, 12:26 AM
Is the massive roll cage primarily to protect the bloke in the back?

Yes

Barefoot Dave
24th January 2015, 09:27 AM
The good news is that the cage is removable, only then can it fit in a c130.
Spend $6k on an RFSV (turbo and Detroit rear) and you have 2-3X the capability. Glad I'm not the one digging them in to cache!

slug_burner
24th January 2015, 02:54 PM
The good news is that the cage is removable, only then can it fit in a c130.
Spend $6k on an RFSV (turbo and Detroit rear) and you have 2-3X the capability. Glad I'm not the one digging them in to cache!

Are you sure about that C130 thing? I thought you could get a Unimog in a 130!

Mick_Marsh
24th January 2015, 03:08 PM
Are you sure about that C130 thing? I thought you could get a Unimog in a 130!
https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2015/01/280.jpg

And what is the implication here?
http://www.defence.gov.au/media/download/2009/aug/20090814/20090807adf8083167_018_lo.jpg

isuzurover
24th January 2015, 04:27 PM
Spend $6k on an RFSV (turbo and Detroit rear) and you have 2-3X the capability.

No bias at all there Dave...

Barefoot Dave
24th January 2015, 06:28 PM
A good thread with some comparison photos and capabilty infor here:
GWagon, SRV (http://remlr.com/forum/index.php?topic=1938.0)

Maybe a little bias, but more accurately a bit of experience and knowldege from those who are trainers in both vehicles.
Not that I am not comparing the vehices in a drag race or mud run, but in their operational capabilities and requirements within RFSUs. Even without the turbo or locker, I honestly would take the Perentie!

slug_burner
24th January 2015, 10:55 PM
And here is another

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2015/01/252.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/qserv/media/Untitled-1.jpg.html)

I think you have your rotary and fixed wing mixed up in terms of fit there Dave

Mick_Marsh
24th January 2015, 11:06 PM
Na. Dave is rightish. The C130 is the Herc.
But, I didn't think we used the Herc much anymore. I thought the C17 Globemaster was the current aircraft for doing that sort of work.

isuzurover
25th January 2015, 02:03 AM
A good thread with some comparison photos and capabilty infor here:
GWagon, SRV (http://remlr.com/forum/index.php?topic=1938.0)

Maybe a little bias, but more accurately a bit of experience and knowldege from those who are trainers in both vehicles.
Not that I am not comparing the vehices in a drag race or mud run, but in their operational capabilities and requirements within RFSUs. Even without the turbo or locker, I honestly would take the Perentie!

Given the test is 6x6 with 3 diff locks and good tyres vs 4x4 with a single auto locker and 7.50s i find your comments almost impossible to believe. The advantage you have is no civvy in AU can get a 6x6 mog to do the back to back test.

squizzyhunter
27th January 2015, 02:18 PM
Does this mean I could possibly get my hands on a well used LRPV??? :-) Or is the G wagon SRV only set up for short to medium range so the Landie LRPVs would still be in operation??

Barefoot Dave
27th January 2015, 06:53 PM
Squizzy, bad news mate. LRPV are never to be released. Current policy (verified from a number of sources) i they will not be seen at auction. Some will go to museums, the rest to scrap. LRPV are being used by commando, probably until the HawleI SOV is supplied.

Mick: the C17 is heavy lift on looooong formed runways. Not many of those where RFSU need to go. PS, that is a C17 that the bushie is emerging from.
The C130 is wide in the guts but tapers in at the roof. The incoming C27J is even worse. This its mainly what will be hauling SRV into the AO. They can a also land at more strips than the Herc.
I am no Loadie, so can't lay money on what I say. Only listen to those doing the job.

Slugburner:if you follow the link I provide and look at the piccies, you can see that there wouldn't be much difference between a mog without canopy and an SRV. The RFSV is higher than the 130 shown.

Isuzurover: asI said, I am not comparing then simply head to head but in the context of RFSU operations. This is something that I know a good deal about.
I hope this clarifies things.

AndyG
27th January 2015, 08:28 PM
Squizzy, bad news mate. LRPV are never to be released. Current policy (verified from a number of sources) i they will not be seen at auction. Some will go to museums, the rest to scrap. LRPV are being used by commando, probably until the HawleI SOV
.

Why are they not being released?

Mick_Marsh
27th January 2015, 08:44 PM
Why are they not being released?
Yeah. Annoys me too.
I'd love to have an armored Mack wrecker but, sadly, I suspect they won't be releasing those for sale either.

Barefoot Dave
27th January 2015, 09:23 PM
Why are they not being released?
AndyG, it hasn't been stated but I expect 3 reasons in decending order:
-The Operators of those vehicles have achieved a great deal that we can all feel proud of, to say the least. Their commitment, sacrifice and great battlecraft are becoming legend. Imagine seeing an LRPV being used by a dodgy tour operator or 3rd world despot. Sorta tarnishes the image and leaves a bad taste in the mouth.
- By the time you strip off all of the good bits to make it saleable, there isn't much left. It might be conceivable that AFM convinces the ADF to strip the bodies and sell the chassis as spares. Probably not. The money recouped is not worth the trouble.
- Many are just buggered after a lot of hard service. I believe the record for changing a front CV on a LRPV is 25 minutes. That is how often they blew during AG ops. Yes, I know that they were Tenixed, but that is a few years of hard work ago. Add a few more years with Cdo with reducing spares availability and they are getting scrappy.
Cheers, Dave.

AndyG
29th January 2015, 09:09 PM
Thanks, that makes sense, esp point 1.