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  1. I'm with you nowπŸ‘πŸ» Good work Adrian! That's interesting and makes sense. As there are no broad arrow marks I didn't know weather it would be Royal Navel type ? I cant believe how heavy the empty box weighs ! I feel sorry for the chaps that had to cart it about with a live barrel inside.
  2. Hi Adrian, Yes the L60 was pre L70 I believe..... thanks for your reply πŸ‘πŸ»
  3. Hi Tony, No the bits were items I have had previously. Good idea though! Ive looked all over the box, inside and outside and can't find a date,manufacturer or broad arrow anywhere ..... and there is very little info on the net about spare boxes. Thanks for your reply πŸ˜€
  4. Hi all, I have just acquired a spare barrel box for a 40mm Bofors gun. (No spare barrel though just the box) and it weighs a ton !!!😳 The box is all steel construction with a wooden interior, metal handles and 2 x data plates but with no date or broad arrow. I have attached some pics of the box and data plate but unfortunately they will only upload upside downπŸ€” Can any one kindly tell me if this Spare barrel box is correct for British light anti aircraft units. I wish to stow it on my 1944 F60 LAAT. I have only seen British and Commonwealth Spare barrel boxes in black and white photographs and they appear to be all wooded construction with rope handles. Either way, once tidied up it will look the part with my light anti aircraft diarahma. Any further info will be much appreciated. Kind regards, Mark
  5. Hi all, I have just acquired a spare barrel box for a 40mm Bofors gun. (No spare barrel though just the box) and it weighs a ton !!!😳 The box is all steel construction with a wooden interior, metal handles and 2 x data plates but with no date or broad arrow. I have attached some pics of the box and data plate but unfortunately they will only upload upside downπŸ€” Can any one kindly tell me if this Spare barrel box is correct for British light anti aircraft units. I wish to stow it on my 1944 F60 LAAT. I have only seen British and Commonwealth Spare barrel boxes in black and white photographs and they appear to be all wooded construction with rope handles. Either way, once tidied up it will look the part with my light anti aircraft diarahma. Any further info will be much appreciated. Kind regards, Mark
  6. Bedford MWD vs MWR

    Hi Richard, Thank you very much for your post ... I appreciate it Kind regards, Mark
  7. Hi Pete, Thanks for your swift reply, I will submit some pictures tomorrow:) It will be interesting to see what we can come up with πŸ‘πŸ» Cheers Mark
  8. Good evening, Could anyone possibly tell me if Bedford MWD's (GS Variants) were ever possibly converted to MWR's (Radio Variants) later on "in house" or were all Bedford MWR's manufactured as such straight from the factory floor. I see that Bedford MWR's have extras such as a PTO and an under chassis generator to power the wirless sets, ordinary Bedford MWD's lack these. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Kind regrds, Mark 1940 BSA M20 1944 BSA M20 1944 F60 LAAT 1942 L60 40mm Bofors (Otis Elivator Co) 1944 Mk5 BSA Infantry Bicycle
  9. Hi, Unfortunately my F60 CMP LAAT is missing it's metal data contract plates that rivet onto the driver side door. Could anyone kindly inform me if there is another way of dating and finding out the location the manufacture of my Ford and perhaps finding out its original Serial number . Is there a chassis number stamped els where ? I have looked on the rear of the towing pintle plate and found the figure '44' (a year of manufacture perhaps ?) I look forward to any advice, kind regards, Mark
  10. Hi Tony, Thanks for your replyπŸ˜ƒ....... I've just counted 48 teeth on the main cog, and can confirm that there is no pleats on the rubber pedals . I have however found another Mark on the cross member sentry of the handle bars. .......
  11. Hi fellow members, Can any one possibly identify the Make/Model of my old Bicycle ??? A good friend of mine gave me the bike as he believed it to be a military model (which I've always wanted) I have discovered several serial numbers on the bicycle which are as follow: 1. Saddle bracket tube (Right hand side and very hard to read but looks like) a f a 53 2. Saddle bracket tube (Left hand side) nice and clear, S 1 2 1 4 3. Rear carrier rack (Nice and clear) FA&S Ltd MK IV B 1944 I will now attemp to attach some pictures. (so sorry they have up loaded upside down 😊) Any information would be very welcom indeed..... πŸ˜ƒ kind regards, Mark
  12. Paralleloscope Cab 13 CMP

    Thanks for the link N.O.S πŸ‘πŸ» Why could'nt I find that ??? LOL :laugh: kind regards, Mark
  13. Hi all, In my 1943 Maintenance Manual for Canadian Military Pattern Vehicles, there is a picture of the layout for the Cab 13. Above the drivers head, bolted to the cab roof is 2 x brackets for a Paralleloscope. Can any one kindly explain what a Paralleloscope is ??? :undecided: I have Googled it but to no avail :blush:​ Your help is much appreciated. Kind regards, Mark Towers
  14. Hi Brinv8, Supurb work !!! Thank you very much :laugh: I am delighted to see your pics ..... Pictures of CMP LAAT's in service seem to be very scarce indeed. A picture paints a thousand words and I now have concrete evidence of British use in 1944 too. Thanks again. kind regards, Mark:tup::
  15. Thank you all for your inputs ... And very helpful advice !!!πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘ I will find some axle stands and carry out the nessesary checks and report back to this thread to let you all know how I get on kind regards Mark
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