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    Toyota 79 6WD in the Army?

    Last week at Cahills Crossing (border between Arnhem Land and Kakadu) we saw 2 army 6 wheelers each with a set of fully kitted soldiers heading west.
    I'm pretty sure they were 79s, but didn't know the Army had any ???
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    more likely G wagons.
    They kind'a look similar ... ish! .. if you're only fleetingly seeing one.
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    I saw a Perentie 6x6 crossing Cahillís a couple of months ago. Didnít see if driver was in the green, so may have been privately owned.
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    Not 6x6 but about 2 weeks ago, I saw a parked convoy of army vehicles (with soldiers) - one of the vehicles was a Perentie. I thought they had all been replaced.
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    There are still some Perenties in service but there canít be many left!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AK83 View Post
    more likely G wagons.
    They kind'a look similar ... ish! .. if you're only fleetingly seeing one.
    No, doesn't look like a Merc. Will try for some photos - must start carrying my mobile rather than leaving it in the car as an instrument cluster.
    Towtug Apr 19 D4 MY10 2.7 6 speed with LLAMS, long range tank and other goodies - for towing "The Brick"
    Bessie Aug 13 MY95 RRC LSE Vogue SoftDash with MY99 TD5 and 4HP24 transplant - in the LR garage since Apr 18
    SADLY SOLD Disco Dan MY04 D2a TD5 auto Classic Nov 11 - Jun 19

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    I'm pretty sure North Force still use the Landys. They would be out that way. They also have the occasional 76s, but that's pretty rare.
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    norforce used to have a handfull of 6x4 converted cruisers used for the extra load carrying capability and internal space for some items.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blknight.aus View Post
    norforce used to have a handfull of 6x4 converted cruisers used for the extra load carrying capability and internal space for some items.

    Thanks Dave, I'm not completely losing it then - I'm sure they still have at least 2.
    Was passed by a 6WD convoy just north of your old stamping ground (Tindal?) today as we slowly meander home, and they were definitely Mercs and different to the Arnhem Land ones.
    Towtug Apr 19 D4 MY10 2.7 6 speed with LLAMS, long range tank and other goodies - for towing "The Brick"
    Bessie Aug 13 MY95 RRC LSE Vogue SoftDash with MY99 TD5 and 4HP24 transplant - in the LR garage since Apr 18
    SADLY SOLD Disco Dan MY04 D2a TD5 auto Classic Nov 11 - Jun 19

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