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Old 24-01-09, 14:39
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Hi everyone

Sometime ago I obtained an old photo album full of tracked armour and thought I would share a couple of the soft skin photos with you.

Hope you enjoy.
Matt
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Old 24-01-09, 14:55
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Just what every stuart owner wanted for christmass

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Old 24-01-09, 15:10
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Hi again Matt - very exciting second photograph being one of the 18 Australian Armoured Cars made. Any more detail, like its name on the back of the photograph. I am also compiling a history on these.

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Old 24-01-09, 15:17
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G'day Bob

I assume you mean the one with the group of men looking for the radiator ??

The photo has Greta 1940, writen in pen on the back..

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Old 24-01-09, 15:28
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Hi Matt - unfortunately Greta wasn't one of the names. I see on the door it belonged to the 2nd Armoured Regiment. I'll have to dig out my history as to when the 1st and 2nd Armoured Car Regiments changed to the Armoured Regiments.

The list of the 18 armoured cars along with their believed deployment is as follows:

LP-1
DD-220 - Corroboree (Ned Kelly)
1st Armoured Car Regiment, Horsham, Vic.

LP-2
DD-221 - Billabong
DD-222 - Boomerang
both to the 1st Armoured Car Regiment, Horsham, Vic. However a photograph of Billabong, on exercise in 1940 at Glenfield, NSW, suggests either a joint exercise between the 1st & 2nd A/C Regiments or re-deployment to the 2nd.

LP-3
C-314 - Crow
C-315 - Curlew
C-316 - Cockatoo
C-317 - Stingray
C-318 - Starfish
C-319 - Snake
all believed to the 1st and some later to the 2nd Armoured Car Regiment, Ashfield, NSW.

LP-4
C-6278 - Devil
C-6279 - Dingo
C-6280 - Bandicoot
C-6281 - Porcupine
C-6282 - Possum
C-6283 - Pelican
C-6284 - Wolf
C-6285 - Wattle
C-6286 - Warpath
all believed to the 1st Armoured Car Regiment in Horsham.

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Old 24-01-09, 15:34
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No Bob, Greta is up near Newcastle !!!!!

Its an old training area...I know of the remains of one of these cars not far from me and when I was a child I have played inside it.....It meet with the oxy and most of it was pushed into a hole and covered over....Some parts remain....If your up this way I will take you out and show you the remains and the location of the hole....

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Old 25-01-09, 04:19
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Hi again Matt - very exciting second photograph being one of the 18 Australian Armoured Cars made. Any more detail, like its name on the back of the photograph?

Bob
You might have a "Comeback" on this, but I believe that it's Boomerang, an LP2. The number is visible on the door, A.C. 222, and that front wheel is a Chev wheel. Already amongst a rare few, this vehicle certainly ranks as unique, being the only Chev based Aust Armd Car.
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Old 25-01-09, 04:23
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Just what every stuart owner wanted for christmass

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But which Christmas? It must have been a REAL slow trip hauling an 11 ton tank and semi-trailer with a 85hp 6 wheel Marmon-Herrington!
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Old 25-01-09, 11:39
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Hi Matt - now this is getting real exciting. I couldn't read the AC 222 as Tony did, but given that, and the fact it is a Chevrolet wheel, more or less confirms it is Boomerang. Now cast your mind back to your younger days, did you see Boomerang painted on the side? I would love to see some images of what is left and the burial site. If you can, grab anything that may belong to her. I would certainly treasure the bits. BTW 17 out of the 18 were Ford based with Boomerang being the only Chevrolet based.

EXCITING!!

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Old 26-01-09, 01:21
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Hi all - a couple of wartime images of Boomerang. In the second image she is the first one.

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Old 26-01-09, 11:01
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Hi all - a couple of wartime images of Boomerang. In the second image she is the first one.
Great pics Matt & Bob, thanks.

They do look a bit Heath Robinson like, don´t they?

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Old 26-01-09, 14:06
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Hi Matt - what with all this excitement about your image, Colin's breathtaking pace with Phoenix and pending Corowa, I merged the thoughts of your image of Boomerang with your buried Armoured Car. Of course we don't which car is buried unless you happen to find Chevrolet wheels. So over to you to identify the car.

Hi Hanno - yes great images. However I am still searching for images of Cockatoo, Stingray, Snake, Dingo, Bandicoot, Pelican, Wolf, Wattle and Warpath.

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Old 29-01-09, 14:26
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Gooodeving Bob

I beleive the wheels still exist on the surface along with some other gadgets.

I have your photos printed out and will speak to the chap who originaly got it off the MOD.

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Old 22-02-09, 02:50
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Hi Matt - how is it going with the bits and pieces?

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Old 25-02-09, 13:59
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Hi Bob
I havent had a chance to go out and have a look yet >>>>>>>but I will when time is available, I did speak to the owner a few days ago....I will keep you posted

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