The first vehicle successfully secured for our British Empire collection is a good example of the Local Pattern 1 Australian Carrier. This carrier was acquired by a good friend of ours in an exchange in Australia. The LP1 Local Pattern Carrier had been top of our list of Australian designed and produced armour from the Second World War. What makes this machine very compelling is that examples are rare in Australia and non-existent in the Northern Hemisphere. Very few of these vehicles were built so the search for parts may prove difficult. Our initial survey of the vehicle, with the help of an Australian friend who has an LP2, was promising. (The image above is of the LP1 of the Australian Army Tank Museum at Puckapunyal in Victoria).
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