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  1. The photographs above are of Andrew Honychurch's Humber Heavy Utity. Same one as for sale on Milweb.
  2. As you say Ian, there appear to be two securing straps/brackets holding the rubber hose to the wooden floatation block. The block is clearly shaped to take the hose and the connection on top of the pierced filter canister.. The thick leather strap is for securing the block to the trailer when not in use. I can't find any clearer pictures.
  3. Edward, A major UK manufacturer of tank track is: Cook Defence Systems Stanhope Stanhope Co Durham DL13 2YR England Telephone: +44 (0)1388 528 248 sales@cookdefencesystems.co.uk The company was previously: ASTRUM StanhopeBishop AucklandCo. DurhamDL13 2YRUnited KingdomTel: +44 1388 528248 Hope this helps, Alan
  4. I'm looking for information about General Service cargo bodies used on British 3 Ton lorries during WW2. I've been told that many of the British 3 Ton lorries were fitted with a common General Service cargo carrying body. Earlier ones were mostly wooden sided but switching to all steel construction for mid/later war. Does anyone have Illustrated Parts Lists or Parts Catalogues that cover this common GS body design? Like the attached photographs. Many thanks, Alan
  5. Many thanks. Great photos of the internal components of the strainer. It is now clear how it all fits together.
  6. The same strainer appears to have been in service for many years. On the 80 Gallon 10cwt trailer and at least one First World War type.
  7. Even though the trailer chassis and wheels are different, the straining, pumping and filtration equipment on the Wartime and post-War photographs look very similar to me.
  8. Here is a close-up of the strainer in the trailer image.
  9. Really interested in this post as I will have to make Metafilters for a 180 Gallon Water Bowser Trailer restoration. I also have a copy of the Metafilter Type 2 booklet which I am going to use as the plans/pattern. Alan
  10. Nick, Simon King has been away on the XXX Corps trip in the Netherlands. I'm sure that when he gets back he will respond to you. Alan
  11. Being towed - looks like an ex-British Army 2 Ton office trailer converted as living accommodation.
  12. Thanks Wally. The mystery of B269 solved.
  13. That's great research Wally, I feel a book or small pamphlet needs to be published on what has been uncovered. I have a vehicle that had a post-war overhaul at B269. Any information on B269? Many thanks, Alan
  14. Andrew, A great project for somebody. I have my own HU project on the go at the moment and wish the buyer all the best. Alan
  15. WANTED to view and scan I'm trying to find some manuals for the Humber Heavy Utility 4x4/FWD vehicle: - "Driver's Handbook" from late 1943 with reference "56/3". - "Driver's Handbook" from late 1944. - "Maintenance Manual and Instruction Book" from early/mid 1942 with reference "101/HR2". - "Replacement Parts Catalogue" from late 1941 - 1942. - any 1945 or later dated manuals. If anyone has any of these on their bookshelf I'd like to copy. Many thanks, Alan
  16. I wonder if the Panther is on the 'Russian'/separatist or Ukrainian side of the conflict border. A price in Euro makes me think that it could be in the western zone. Not sure who would be easier to negotiate with - the authorities in Kiev or big brother Bear! I guess it would make UK planning permission looks like child's play and a damn sight cheaper. Of course, the 'powers to be' might be watching as they do all of the hard work and them swoop in and confiscate 'war-like' materiel. Perhaps the local authorities will end up claiming the remains as a national treasure or even used as a memorial. Just so long as it is saved from the scrap man.
  17. The sanitation engineer must have had a great time deal of fun pulling together all of those various parts and then being told that the design had to go onto the rear of a lorry. This is a much overlooked element of a division's support services. Many personal war diaries tell of visiting the mobile bath and laundry units when rotating through in reserve and the delight of getting thoroughly cleaned. That and local cafes, ENSA shows and getting fed a proper meal. Does anyone know what water supply was used to keep the steam flowing? I suspect that somewhere on the rear of the lorry is a pump and filter to use natural water sources or Royal Engineer constructed water tanks but could a water bowser be connected? The Imperial War Museum(IWM), in London, have a model of a 'Mobile Disinfector Truck' with a description "Scratch-built model of a Second World War period British/Indian Army disinfector truck, having a wooden chassis and wheels, metal superstructure (bodywork), and glass plate windscreen. The open flat-backed rear of the truck carries a cylindrical metal boiler and stands for two disinfector drums. The drums themselves are not present. The model (based on a standard 3-ton truck) is finished in a black and brown paint camouflage scheme and is marked with the following painted (in what was originally white paint) distinguishing numbers: '25TH / F.H.S. / 602' (on left front mudguard); 'L 14794' (on left and right side of bonnet); 'W / broad arrow / D' (at rear end of flat back)."Height 126mm, Length 270 m, Width 120mm", Catalogue Number: MOD 2494: https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30115600 (sorry - no picture). No other information jumps out of the IWM collection. Maybe more research will reveal something. I was hoping to identify the 3 ton lorry manufacturer but can't make sense of the WD Number 'L14794' from the official lists. Perhaps '25th FHS' is 25th Field Hygiene Section? The FHSs were part of the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). The National Archives in Kew has War Diaries for the British and Indian 25th FHSs: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/r?_q=25+field+hygiene+section
  18. I see a final drive sprocket wheel. How much remains of the rest of the vehicle I wonder? The advert appears to say that the turret is off the vehicle...so an internal ammunition explosion? Could have made quite a mess of the interior, not to mention the crew.
  19. Wow. With a 3 million Euro price tag and transport from Ukraine to Germany is extra......and then need no doubt have the front armour cut to meet German Federal law. Now where did I put my chequebook?
  20. Any photo of the bivy? Many thanks, Alan
  21. Hi Colin, Interested in two boards also to make BESAs. I'll PM. Alan
  22. Yes. Definitely a convoy light/lamp. Seen on many German (Bundeswehr) vehicles an some of other nations. Now on the rear of the British Army's MAN fleet of logistic trucks. Here is a Wiki link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackout_light
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