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31 Ocak 2013 Perşembe

Australian Defence Force to sell off thousands of vehicles and other war equipment

31.01.2013  IAN McPHEDRAN - Herald Sun

•For sale: 3300 Land Rovers, 2500 trailers, 70 Hornet fighters (yep, Hornet fighters)
•Vehicles alone worth $100 million
•Wide range of colours: Khaki or camouflage

AUSTRALIANS will soon be able to own, and use, a slice of military history, as a huge sale of second-hand vehicles kicks off the largest disposal of defence equipment since World War II.

A vast range of war fighting kit from machine guns to jet fighters and torpedos to warships will eventually be sold.


12,000 vehicles (3300 Land Rovers variants, 2500 light trailers, 2430 medium trucks)
Up to 24 ships; (Landing ships HMAS Manoora and Kanimbla, supply ship, frigates, barges)
70 combat aircraft; (F/A-18 Hornet fighters)
110 other aircraft; (C-130 Hercules, King Air)
* 120 helicopters; (Sea King, Seahawk, Blackhawk)
* 600 armoured vehicles; (Armoured personnel carriers)
* A range of communications systems, weapons and explosive ordnance (M2A2 Howitzers, 30 calibre machine guns, Hamel guns, M60D Machine guns, SLRs, torpedos).

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