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Land Rover Series 2/2A "Gun-Buggy" with 106mm Recoilless Rifle


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Country of Origin/Used by: Australia
First Produced/Service Dates: 1960-1996
Manufactured by: Chassis: Land Rover; Weapon Conversion: R.A.E.M.E of the Australian Army
Crew: 4
Armament: (1) M40A1 106mm Recoilless Rifle and (1) .50 cal spotting gun mounted on top of recoilless rifle
Engine: (4) Cylinder
Miscellaneous Info: The vehicle was based on the proven Land Rover Series 2 and 2A short wheel base (88 inch) chassis; although most were produced on the 2A.  This vehicle was the primary medium-range anti-armour weapon of Royal Australian Regiment until retirement.  Although, difficult and dangerous to crew, it was highly respected by its crew due to its exceptional effectiveness, even into the 1990's.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

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Land Rover Series 2A SWB "Gun Buggy" with Recoilless Rifle Photos Ley Reynolds - Australia

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Online

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"Land Rover in Australian Service- Part 1" by Paul Handel Anzac Steel Website
"Land Rover in Australian Service- Part 3" by Paul Handel Anzac Steel Website

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Reference Author
"Gunbuggy" (August 2013 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) Michael Cecil

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