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Land Rover 109 Recce Vehicle - Dutch Army
pbennett
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Posted: Friday, July 10, 2020 - 07:11 AM UTC
In Tankograd's publication ' Nederlandse Troepen', pages 40 & 41 include photos
of Land Rover Series 3 109s, operating as a light reconnaissance vehicles with the
104th Armoured Reconnaissance Battalion (Dutch Army).
In both cases, an antenna is fitted to the vehicle side, so presumably a radio would
be installed. Does anyone have photos of the appearance and location of the radio
in such a vehicle? Would this be a standard NATO radio?
Thanks,

Paul
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Posted: Friday, July 10, 2020 - 09:03 AM UTC
The radios won't be standard, as in UK have clansman, bowmen etc, it's the frequencies they work to which are the same.
Is the antenna mount in the pictures you have of the series 3 the same type of side mount that UK mk3 soft and hard tops used ? If so, I would say the Dutch would just adapt the mount to accept their antenna bases and they would use whatever radios they normally work with.
marcb
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Posted: Friday, July 10, 2020 - 11:24 AM UTC
I was a MAG gunner one one during my draft.
It's a RET 3600 radio.



Forward is to the left.











Johnnych01
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Posted: Friday, July 10, 2020 - 06:13 PM UTC
Great reference pics Marc, thanks for showing them
marcb
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Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 01:44 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Great reference pics Marc, thanks for showing them



You're welcome.

I have more pics if you need them. Let me know.
Did you serve with BAOR at any chance?
Johnnych01
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Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 02:22 AM UTC
Yes Marc I was. I was with the Blues and Royals in Detmold, on Chieftains various Mks, then we moved to Sennelager near Paderborn and we converted to Challenger 1's. And here I am .... still in the Army (although a different part of it now) 37 years later lol .... Lots of very happy memories from there. Took part in a few big Reforger exercises and countless Regt, Bgde and Div exercises. All good fun though.
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Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 04:09 AM UTC
I was at Bergen-Hohne with 41 tank battalion in 92/93.
We did an exercise with the Light Dragoons before they deployed to Bosnia.
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Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 05:25 AM UTC
Here are some more pics.









More info:
https://www.pa3esy.nl/military/nl/RT-3600/html/rt3600_set.html







The control panel on the radio faces the front.