(ex) Australian Army Land Rover Part 2 – Mine

Don’t want to spam my readers with too much tech info about my vehicle, but here’s the vital statistics –

  • Ex-Australian Army Land Rover 110 Fitted For Radio (FFR) with Winch
  • Civilian Land Rover Defender 110 hardtop fitted
  • Original canvas sides and rear used with hardtop
  • Body painted all over Protec Camouflage Brown (one of the three colours used in the ADF vehicle camouflage paint scheme)
  • Hardtop and canvas painted all over Protec Camouflage Green (one of the three colours used in the ADF vehicle camouflage paint scheme)
  • ATP snorkel
  • Power steering
  • Dual 12v battery system in place of FFR auxiliary 24v system
  • Heavy duty clutch
  • RFSV split rims and original Goodyear Hi-Miler Xtra Grip tyres
  • RFSV Mk I style dual jerrycan carriers fitted

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The Australian Army Land Rover 110 4×4

New vehicle, new adventures.

If you’ve been following my instagram (https://www.instagram.com/4wdswagman/) you’ve probably seen pictures of a light brown, almost pink coloured ex-army Land Rover being repaired and kitted out in the backyard.

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Line diagram of the Australian Army Land Rover 110 Fitted For Radio model – from the user’s handbook.

Sadly, the time has come to retire the old Shorty Forty Toyota Landcruiser, and the next best alternative was an ex-army Land Rover. Some may consider these kinds of vehicles primitive since they have soft canopies, no turbo, sliding non-power windows, and no aircon (OMG!!!), but in my opinion their capabilities and well-thought-out configuration more than makes up for a lack of luxuries. The seats are really comfy so that has to count for something… doesn’t it? Besides, the old Forty Shorty Landcruiser was more basic than these vehicles, so the Landy is a comfort upgrade for me.

In this post, I’ll describe some of the general characteristics of these ex-army Land Rovers from a new-user’s perspective.

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