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    Australian Army ACCO brains trust.

    Everyone knows the army had the 6x6 tippers with the alloy body.( MK 5, F2)

    But whats the story with the early model MK1 , MK2 units.
    I was not a where they made some 4x4 MK2 units with a alloy body on the back.

    below is a early 6x6 prototype.....with MK3 cabin and dual wheels.
    B2 by john smith, on Flickr

    A friend has found this truck below.
    It is a tipper, as made and the tipping Data plates are still in the cabin and the body currently fitted is a Three way tipper.
    As sold from army auction it had a alloy rear tipping body with spare tyre and tool boxes mounted behind the cabin.
    IMG_8709 by john smith, on Flickr
    IMG_8714 by john smith, on Flickr

    Anyone know anything about the 4x4 tippers and how many made, did it go to Vietnam.
    Trying to get chassis number.
    Is it a MK1 or a Mk 2 ????????
    Ron

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    It looks to me looks a pre production or perhaps trials. Not sure about the tipper body.
    There was a Mk3 4x4 tipper near here a few years back. The tipper body looked genuine.

    This one your mate has found looks really interesting.
    There is one like it up at Bandiana.
    Unless otherwise stated, this post is the opinion of Mick_Marsh and should be read accordingly.

    Hybrid SIII Stage 1 cab on a RRC chassis

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    I now suspect it may be one of the prototypes...ie P1 P2 or P3
    only the prototypes have the thinner front bumper bar until you get to the much later MK 3s
    It would make sense a prototype would be used to trial a tipper body.
    Looks like it may be a good save for the future.

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    IMG_8724 by john smith, on Flickr

    IMG_8720 by john smith, on Flickr

    IMG_8722 by john smith, on Flickr

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