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Australian Army Discussions and Updates

Discussion in 'Army & Security Forces' started by mickk, Nov 25, 2006.

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  1. Takao

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    Apparently a lot of fun for the Navy pers involved.

    The intent is to mimic the display at Defence College of Management and Technology in Shrivenham: Stock Photo - A Dissected German Leopard Tank (with Mannequin crew) in the British Army's Armour Museum at Shrivenham. That way you'll be able to 'walk in' and experience the size and cramped interior.
     
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    Sorry about being so late i only just noticed this Post,
    I actually saw this story yesterday elsewhere but the Army doesn't actually have 39 Blackhawks anymore, lost 2 in 1996 when they collided during an exercise in Nth Qld killing all on board both Choppers.
    The MRH-90 is taking over the specops role and are getting a new Light Helicopter(MH-6 class?) next decade.for specops
     
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    This is an odd one.
    I noticed a number of military vehicles exiting Randwick racecourse in Sydney the other evening.
    2 of which were humvees.
    Now the ADF doesn't have any in their inventory that I am aware of.
    I was wondering whether this was part of a mixed
    military exercise, or some media/movie exercise.
    I haven't been able to find anything on google or google news.
    Apart from the 2 humvees are the other 2 vehicles currently in use with the ADF?

    Hummer at randwick.jpg
     
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    The two vehicles in the middle look like a Land Rover Perentie 6x6 (middle left) and perhaps a Land Rover Perentie 4x4 (middle right).
     
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    I would be more inclined towards Movie Props, The Perenties(?) could be ex ADF vehicles(civil reg Perenties Becomming fairly common on the Road). Foreign Military Vehicles are rare on Aussie roads except for Darwin or major exercises and what would they be doing in Randwick Race Course
    Or even a Military vehicle enthusiast's group?
     
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    If I had to guess, I’d say it has something to do with the new ‘Australia gets invaded by aliens’ movie called Occupation. I’ve see the trailer, and it includes a bunch of rovers and other old military vehicles. I think the movie is released next week, so there might be some sort of premiere or other marketing happening at the moment. The racecourse might be being used as a staging area before driving them down the road to Fox studios.

    I’m undecided about the movie. Probably worth a watch, even if just to laugh at the fact so many Tigers all seem to be serviceable at once...
     
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    And somehow we probably ended up with more like 122 Tigers, The RAAF did manage to shoot down a Alien Ship over Sydney in the original Independence Day Movie so maybe we are really good at it.
     
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    The number plates would be the giveaway, ALL Australian defence force registered vehicles have Australian defence force number plates
     
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    That looks so bad it could be good.
    What next on DT, a military movie thread.

    A good laugh and back to reality - Regards S
     
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    Actually the Army and RAAF have their own and the Navy uses the CoA Rego.
     
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    They use too, all ADF rego I’ve seen of late irrespective of weather it was Army Navy or Airforces Australian Defence Force


    Australian Defence Force Number Plates -REMLR
     
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    Thanks for that Mate, wasn't aware of the change, learn something everday.
     
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    Oh dear, well I suppose Jango / Bobba Fett will kick ass.

    On the Tigers, plenty of them serviceable these days, its amazing the difference having spare parts and consumables makes. My personal belief is the ADF is used to either FMS or local production programs which have organic support systems as part of the project, when we step outside this space and the CoA has to organise (or at least contract) things themselves it goes pear shaped.
     
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    Thanks Volk
    I have not read any news about the Tigers lately so if their serviceability is up that's good to hear.
    Any other details would be appreciated.

    regards S
     
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    Can you please tell this relic what Jango/Bobba Fett is and whose backside is being kicked?:confused:
     
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    It is a Star Wars reference. Somewhat off topic.

    I am more interested in the comments about the availability of the Tiger ARH.
     
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    The Kiwi actor on the trailer played the bounty hunter Jango Fett on Attack of the Clones, he also played Jango Clones which included Bobba and every clone trooper seen without a helmet.
     
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    You have far too much spare time :)
     
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    Any thoughts anyone, on why Army didn’t send any MRH 90s to RIMPAC? I would have thought this would be a golden opportunity for further training.

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