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Australian Armoured Vehicles to 2001  compiled by Gary Zimmer

A summary of all vehicles used or tested by the Australian Army and the Royal Australian Armoured Corps during the period 1929-2014.This is the first draft of this summary and any corrections, amendments and additions are always welcome. If you wish to contribute please email us here

Additional contributions to date by John Myszka, Mick Toal, Mike Cecil, Shane Lovell, Pat Ripley, Ross Woods, Ray De Vere, G Walker.

Phase 2 and 3 combined numbersType

Qty

Status

Introduced

Retired

Specific features

Vickers medium Mk II Special

4

In service

1929

1941

no cupola mg rhs

Vickers light Mk VIA

10

In service

1936

1942

 

Carrier MG LP no.1

158

In service

1940

1943

skid steer only

Carrier MG LP no.2/2A

5000

In service

1940

1955

track warp steering

Carrier Tank attack 2 pdr

200

In service

1942

1945

 

Carrier Mortar 3"

400

       

Experimental light tank on ch.160

1

 

194?

 

Carrier 1 ton GS tracked truck

13

In service

1944

   

Lloyd Carrier

?

In service

     

Carrier Starting / Charging

50

In service

1941

?

 

AC1 prototype E1

1

prototype

1941

1945

6 pc cast hull

AC1 prototype E2

1

prototype

1941

1 pce hull diff. to E3

AC1 Sentinel E3/8001 - 8065

65

In service

1941

1955

1 pce ms, early, late

AC2

       

design project only

AC3 "Thunderbolt" 8066

1

prototype

1943

 

redesigned hull

AC4

       

design project only

AEC Dorchester ACV

7

In service

1943

1955

 

White M3A1 Scout Car

 

In service

1942

1969

 later in CMF cavalry support units

White M3 artillery OP

? Conv

In service

1943

1968

sides bevelled, internals

Ford Dingo scout car

245

In service

1942

1944

 

Ford Lynx

170

In service

1943

1955

 

Rover s/c "mobile slit trench"

         

M3 Stuart (Wright radial)

 

In service

     

M3A1 Stuart (Wright radial)

 

In service

     

M3A1 Stuart (Guiberson radial)

 

In service

     

M3 Lee (radial, riveted)

757 total

In service

1942

1955

 

M3 Grant (radial, riveted)

  

In service

     

M3A2 Grant (radial, welded)

1+?

In service

     

M3A3 Grant (diesel, welded)

 

In service

     

M3A5 Grant (diesel, riveted)

In service

Grant Dozer

3

In service

1944

1955

5  converted to mount dozer blade but only three kits available

Grant BARV

1

In service

1950

1972

 

Yeramba 25pdr SP

14

In service

1952

1955

 

Matilda gun tank 2 pdr

409 tot

In service

1941

1955

 

Matilda CS

93

In service

    60 in service plus a purchase of 33 from NZ

Matilda Frog flamethrower

20

In service

1944

   

Matilda Dozer Mk I

6

In service

   

cable type

Matilda Dozer Mk II

6

In service

    

cable type

Matilda Dozer Mk III

6

In service

   

hydraulic type

Matilda Hedgehog (prototype)

1

prototype

     

Matilda Hedgehog (production)

6

In service

        

Covenanter bridgelayer

8

     

Crusader Mk I

1

Trials/eval.

     

Crusader Mk II

?

In service

     

Cromwell Mk I

1

Trials/eval.

      

Churchill Mk III

1?

In service

     

Churchill Mk VII

50?

In service

     

Churchill Mk VIII Crocodile

1

In service

     

Rhino armoured car

2

     prototypes only

Staghound armoured car

 

In service

     

LVT4 Buffalo

33?

In service

     

LVT(A)4 Alligator

 

In service

     

M4 Sherman composite

1

Trials/eval.

     

M4A2 Sherman

1

Trials/eval.

     

M4 composite Sherman

1

Trials/eval.

   

used as target

M4  welded  Sherman

     
M24 Chaffee 2 Trials/eval.      

M11/39 medium tank

?

   

captured/used North Africa, white kangaroos

M13/40 medium tank

?

    

as above

Renault R35

?

   

used Syria

Ferret Mk I

  

In service

1953

1970

 

Ferret Mk II

  

In service

 

1971

 

Ferret Mk II with ENTAC

1

In service

missile boxes on turret sides

Saladin

15

In service

 

1971

 

Saracen APC

 

In service

1957

1971

 

Saracen ACV

 

In service

 

1971

 

Saracen fitters

 

In service

 

1971

 

Centurion Mk III

143 total

In service

9/1951

1977

ended up as Mk5/1

Centurion Mk III Dozer

4

In service

 

1977

 

Centurion ARV Mk I

1

In service

1969

1975

 

Centurion ARV Mk II

5

In service

 

1977

 

Centurion bridgelayer

4

In service

 

1977

 

Centurion driver training vehicle

1

In service

 

1977

 

FV432 APC

2

Trials

         

M114 C+R vehicle

 

Trials/eval.

     

M113 (petrol)

2

Trials

     

M113A1 (diesel)

800?

In service

       

M113A1 FSV (Saladin)

15

In service

1971

197?

 

M113A1 MRV (Scorpion)

45

In service

 

1996

 

M548 TLC

 

In service

     
M108 self propelled gun

3

in Vietnam      

M806A1 ARVL

 

In service

     

M125 mortar carrier

 

In service

     

M577 ACV

 

In service

     

M113A1 Fitter's track

 

In service

     

Fiat 6614 Armoured Car

1

Trials

     

Scorpion light tank

2

Trials

     

M551 Sheridan

1

Trials

1968

   

Leopard 1A1

 

Trials

1976

     

M60A1

2

Trials

1972/73

   

Leopard 1A1

2

Trials

1976

   
Leopard AS1 104 In service 1977  2007

Leopard AS1 Dozer

5

In service

1977

  2007

Leopard AS1 with mine plough

1?

In service

1991

  2007

Leopard AS1 ARVM

4

In service

1977

  2007

Leopard AS1 mine roller

 4

In service

1991

  2007

Leopard AS1 bridgelayer

4

In service

1977

  2007

Leopard AS1 driver training vehicle

  4

In service

1977

  2007

LAV25 14 trials vehicles   purchased 1989 / one at AWM
LAV Recovery 1 trials vehicle   Bandiana Museum
LAV Bison APC 1 trials vehicles   returned to Canada

ASLAV 25mm

33+14+2+75 

In service

    phase 2 and 3 numbers combined during the period. Purchased 1995 - 2000

ASLAV Command

In service

    Type 2 hull
ASLAV Surveillance  10+15 in service     Type 2 hull
ASLAV APC  33+11  in service     Type 2 hull
ASLAV Fitters  7+11 in service     Type 3 hull
ASLAV Recovery  3+11 in service     Type 3 hull

ASLAV ambulance

 2+7

In service

    Type 2 hull

Bushmaster

about 700

in service

       Project Bushranger B1, B2, B3 prototypes
Taipan 3        
Abrams M1A2 AIM 59 in service 2007    
M88 Hercules 7 in service 2007    
M113AS4 APC 171 in service 2007    
M113AS4 AF 38 in service 2007    
M113AS4 ARVL 12 in service 2007    
M1331AS4 ACV 43 in service      
M113AS4 AA 15 in service      
M113AS4 ALV 50 in service      
M113AS4 AM 21 in service      
     

We hope to be able to bring you a summary of what kits are availab le of these vehicles and what you might have to do to make a model of these vehicles. It is but a dream when life gets too much.


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