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"Perentie" 6x6 Long Range Patrol Vehicle


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: Australia
First Produced/Service Dates: 1991
Manufactured by: Vehicle: Jaguar Rover Australia; Engine: Isuzu Motors
Crew: 3 (or 4?)
Armament: Primary: (1) M2HB .50 cal Heavy Machine Gun or 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher; Vehicle Commander: (1) 7.62mm MAG58 MG.
Engine: 4 Cylinder Turbo-Diesel
Miscellaneous Info: The Long Range Patrol Vehicle (LRPV) is used exclusively by the Australian Special Air Service Regiment.  It is a variant based upon the 2-ton Mobility Class (MC)2 6x6 chassis of Australian built vehicles using the Land Rover 110/Defender TUM platform. The MC2 4x4 and 6x6 vehicles are both routinely refered to as "Perentie", a large Australian Lizard, as well as the Government project name for the replacement of older Series Land Rovers.  Although both the 4x4 & 6x6 vehicles are very similar to the British Built vehicles, the 6x6 variant is both much longer and wider.

In 2002 the vehicles were upgraded with Survival Enhancement Kit (SEK) anti-mine protection. In 2005 the "Perenties" were completely overhauled by Tenix Defence to extend their service life until they could be replaced by the Nary (just recently), which is based on the SUPACAT HMT 4x4E Extenda Patrol Vehicle.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Perentie 6x6 LRPV Photos Christophe Jacquemont - Berlin, Germany
Perentie 6x6 LRPV Photos Pat McCumiskey - Australia

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
Perentie 6x6 LRPV Information and Photos Land Rover Club.net
Perentie 6x6 LRPV Information and Photos Land Rover Madness.UK
Perentie 6x6 LRPV Information and Photos Mouse House Enterprises

Printed

Reference

Author

Aussie Land Rover Perentie (In Detail Fast Track 07) (Tankograd Publishing)

Review by Patrick Keenan at the Armor Modeling and Preservation Society's (AMPS) Website

Gordon Arthur

Combat Land Rovers: Land Rover Monthly Portfolio No. 1 (Brooklands Books)

Bob Morrison

Land Rover Military Portfolio (Brooklands Books)

Bob Morrison

Military Land Rover: 1948 Onwards (Series I-III, Defender, 101, Wolf, Etc.) Enthusiast's Manual  (Haynes Publishing)

Pat Ware

Military Land Rover: Development and In Service (Ian Allen Publishing)

Pat Ware

"Military Roverphile: Land Rovers Down Under" (June 2010 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)

James Taylor

Modern Military Land Rovers: In Colour (1971-1994) (Windrow & Greene Automotive)

James Taylor & Bob Morrison

Special Operations Patrol Vehicles: Afghanistan & Iraq (Osprey Publishing)

Leigh Neville


Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Australian Land Rover 6x6 "Perentie" LRPV Model Kit (35189) Black Dog 1/35 Multi-Media Kit
Australian Land Rover 6x6 "Perentie" LRPV "Big Set" Model Kit (35191) Black Dog 1/35 Multi-Media Kit.  Also includes accessories and stowage.
       
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
       

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider