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Great War truck

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    Oxfordshire mostly
  • Interests
    WW1 mechanical transport. Also modern vehicles this being anything made from 1919 to 1945.
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    Civil servant - real job. Writer - fun job.
  1. Pierce Arrow ww 1 truck for sale

    A guru? Thanks. That is very kind of you to say. There are several other people who are more knowledgeable than me but who don’t post here very often. My understanding is that the British PA’s were shipped over as a rolling chassis and were fitted with a British built body on arrival. The French PA’S had their own style body which was hinged at the side. I would have thought that these would have been assembled in France but I have photos of these in the PA factory ready for shipping. You may have seen the Windscreen article I did in 2016 which showed PA’s arriving in France already fitted with their French style wooden body. I believe that the US PA’s were shipped to France from the manufacturer partially knocked down and were fitted with a wooden body on arrival which had been shipped separately. However, some trucks were transported from in service use to France and were shipped with the body fitted. I am not aware of the British War Department using American Army PA’s although the US Army did use British bodies PA’s. I do hope that everyone is keeping up with this. I see that the front of the body of your PA has been shortened by about 30 cm. Any idea why? Wheels, usually attached to rolling chassis with no drive train do occasionally turn up. I will keep my eyes open for one. Is your radiator beyond salvation as there might be one coming up for sale shortly (in the USA). Best regards Tim
  2. Pierce Arrow ww 1 truck for sale

    Hi Tim. This Pierce Arrow has been around for a while with the price creeping upwards. Interesting to see it again though. Pierce Arrow fitted data plates in both French and English as I understand they were uncertain as to which country it was going to be ultimately supplied to. The French Pierce Arrows did not have the US Army body fitted to them so this was probably a US army one, but the body could have come off a different truck. Here are photos of another one in the USA. I should have bought it when it was cheap. But there we go. The markings should have been QMC not QM and they certainly would not have painted USA QM on the bonnet. If someone says that is original markings ask for photo evidence. How is your GMC coming along? Tim
  3. WW1 finds and discoveries

    Popular to copy the Renault style bonnet in the teens.
  4. WW1 finds and discoveries

    Nice looking tyres. A pity there is no photo of the wheels from end on or of any markings on the tyres. Lots of bids (19) so someone is interested.
  5. WW1 finds and discoveries

    Ah, but fitting in the collection and fitting in the shed are two totally different things.
  6. WW1 finds and discoveries

    They were used by the US Army in WW1 but only in very small numbers. Photos of them are very rare. Happy old iron have had this one up for sale for some time.
  7. Horsa glider items

    Did you go to Dallas Dig Out? Horsa loading ramp for sale there by Bill King.
  8. WW1 finds and discoveries

    Oh yes! Doh!
  9. WW1 finds and discoveries

    The French and Americans both used Unics during the war. Which model do you have? Tim
  10. WW1 finds and discoveries

    Sold for 15,709 AUD. Quite a reasonable price I thought.
  11. Transformer rotary No 1B MK 1/1 250Volt CAT No ZA 49036

    PM sent. Thanks
  12. I have two of these transformers in my pile of stuff. I cant remember where they come from or who I got them off. Are they of any interest to anybody? Thanks Tim
  13. WW1 finds and discoveries

    I think that was the US Army depot at Langres. Just imagine how much that lot would be worth now.
  14. WW1 Renault artillery tractor

    Thanks Marcel. Crikey. Prices are still on the up then. Do you know who the buyer was?
  15. WW1 finds and discoveries

    Just noticed it has two gear sticks. Caters for left handed and right handed drivers perhaps. Chassis number 2596 does indeed date it to 1917 so almost certainly ex WD through a post war rebuild and exported to Australia.