Land Rover Series 2 with 106 mm M40A2 Recoilless Rifle

Accession Number REL/19356
Collection type Technology
Object type Vehicle
Place made Australia
Date made c 1962
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Army organisation period 1961-

Land Rover 1/4 ton 4 x 4 truck, modified to carry a M40A1 106mm recoilless rifle, which is accessioned as REL/19355. The Land Rover's Australian Military Forces registration number is 111 613.

History / Summary

The modified Land Rover with 106mm RCL was developed in 1960. A total of 69 Series 2 and 2A vehicles were converted and used to equip the anti-tank troops of the RAAC and later the anti-armour platoon of infantry regiments. This type was used in Vietnam by Australian forces. The Series 2 entered service on 11 February 1964 and the Series 2A on 8 July 1966. These vehicles were withdrawn from service in the 1990's. Data: engine & type: Rover 4 cyl 2,286cc petrol, 77bhp at 4,250rpm (Rover, 4 cyl petrol, 2.2 litres, 67 hbp); Crew: 4; Fuel capacity: 100 litres: road range, 400 km; weight: 1268 kg; payload capacity; 227 kg; airportable by Chinook, C130 & Caribou. This vehicle was disposed of by 11 Supply Battalion in 1987. Its service history is unknown.

Related information