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  1. A couple more, without rollers? (IWM B 9417 and BU 787):
  2. These have lost their rear bumper as well as other mods - spare wheel and cans (IWM B 8148 and BU 1418):
  3. This one has lost its skate rail (IWM H15962 / H 15963)
  4. Apologies - there may be something lost in translation. You may simply be asking if anyone has a C9/B for sale.
  5. I haven't posted an advert. It is you that is asking whether a C9/B is still for sale but you haven't told the world which advert you have read.
  6. ??? You've started a new thread. What Morris are you referring to? If you've seen a previous advert, I suggest posting a reply to that or contacting the original poster.
  7. Good link. Priced to attract interest, which I'm sure it will get.
  8. Here are a couple more (IWM E 13356 and E 15998) - it may be easier to read the plates by zooming-in at these links: https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205223795 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205203901
  9. Advertised as a Hallford but is actually a Wolseley: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183838415166?ul_noapp=true
  10. Tim, they seem to have come from Italy.
  11. According to their Facebook page, the majority of the German vehicles went to the Wheatcroft collection.
  12. An interesting series of lots, many motorbikes: http://www.coys.co.uk/coys-at-chiswick-house-2
  13. Just like this one: http://www.vanderbrinkauctions.com/lot-item/56l/
  14. Have a look at this thread: http://hmvf.co.uk/topic/38894-bedford-mw-camouflage-pattern/
  15. It's always interesting to read contemporary accounts. Lt Col G E Badcock (A history of the transport services of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force 1916-1918) simply says (p.249): Anti-Aircraft Section used Thornycroft lorries to a small extent, but so few were employed that it is impossible to criticise this vehicle. However, Lt Col F W Leland (With the MT in Mesopotamia) says (p.113): There were several Anti-Aircraft sections and 'Caterpillar' companies which also took part in this advance to Baghdad. The 'Caterpillars', however, were unable to move owing to the fact that no bridges were able to carry their weight at the time, and they were eventually brought up by river. The Anti-Aircraft sections, notwithstanding the extraordinary heavy going over deep sand, managed to get through to the Dialah by dint of pushing and towing, etc. Most of them suffered a fair amount of damage, the dumb-iron and Carden shafts being a source of trouble. With regard to the frame, it was considered that the position of the towing hook was too low down, and these were afterwards placed at the bend of the dumb-iron, in a straight line with the rest of the frame. And then later (p.183): THORNYCROFT ANTI-AIRAFT GUN LORRIES: The front towing hooks of these were altered and placed higher up just on the bend of the dumb-iron, so that a straight pull could be obtained instead of the original position, which was inclined to have a lifting action. This was found necessary in view of the number of dumb-irons which were smashed in towing these heavy vehicles over almost impassable stretches of desert. So perhaps the fracture is a result of towing?
  16. Dunlop claim credit in their war history. Quote: Some of Dunlop's most ingenious and valuable work was in the production of inflatable dummy guns, vehicles and landing craft used Decoys to mislead the enemy... No mention of Airfix (but then it's unlikely that a company history would recognise external assistance).
  17. Like I said, I seem to recall it went to America. This would have been many years (20+) ago. But of course, spotted by 'Oxford Spectator' - so presumably it came back/never went?
  18. GX3315 - One of Mr Grundy's rebuilds (Wheels & Tracks 22). Very nice indeed. I seem to recall that it went to America?
  19. The wheels look like those found on a Dennis trailer pump?
  20. Tim, I assume you mean the two supports in the last photo? It looks like there are three supports - one on the left side and two on the right. Looking through some photos here, it is not uncommon to see one support approx. midships on either the left or righthand side. There's no obvious consistency, or what they were used for. I've not seen any with two supports, let alone three. That's not to say it's wrong, just unusual. I'll keep looking!
  21. A new war movie to love/hate - about the 303 Polish Fighter Squadron. No doubt Sgt. Frantisek gets a mention a two.
  22. It's a still from the famous film Night Bombers:
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