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    British WWII Camoflage Scheme

    Have a look at this thread: http://hmvf.co.uk/topic/38894-bedford-mw-camouflage-pattern/
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    Another J Type on the way !

    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?
  3. 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).
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    Spotted today....

    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?
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    Spotted today....

    GX3315 - One of Mr Grundy's rebuilds (Wheels & Tracks 22). Very nice indeed. I seem to recall that it went to America?
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    Rolls Royce Armoured Car

    The wheels look like those found on a Dennis trailer pump?
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    Hurricane, movie

    A new war movie to love/hate - about the 303 Polish Fighter Squadron. No doubt Sgt. Frantisek gets a mention a two.
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    RAF Leyland workshop lorry

    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!
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    RAF Airfield Follow Me Vehicles in WW2 ?

    It's a still from the famous film Night Bombers:
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    Coker 10.50x16 track grip tyres

    I always understood that it should be open end first - like an animal's hoof moving on ground - so as to give maximum traction. But as has been said, some tyres have rotational symmetry.
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    Morris C8

    It's a C8, not a CS8. Looks like a GS body, why the question about radios?
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    Bedford mw camouflage pattern

    I'd agree with above. Here are some examples: (IWM Photo B5012 - see the 3-tonners far right) (IWM Photo B5929) (IWM photo B5937)
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    CAN any one ID this . WW1

    This is almost certainly a Jeffery Quad. The French used a number as artillery portees. But there's no obvious roof extension on this one.
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    Dodge D15T

    Here are a couple of IWM pictures to enjoy from the North Africa series: NA8602 NA17774 - Unfortunately I can't read what's on the bumper. It looks like the second D15 is called "China Boy". The MW is also a water tanker.
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    Does anybody recognise this light truck?

    Hi Jan, this looks to be a Napier.
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    Light Warning Truck

    It appears that at least one installation survives, amazing: http://roverjoe.com/eng/_FordsonWOT2/index.html
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    WWI Ford Model T Ambulances

    Some nice footage of T ambulances here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh9YAH0vmxY
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    Vulcan 6x4

    Have a look here : http://hmvf.co.uk/topic/16155-vulcan-six-wheeler/ http://hmvf.co.uk/topic/20007-vulcan-vsw-30cwt-6x4/
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    Radar Truck ?

    Is it petrol-electric? It could be a Tilling-Stevens TS19, with the body being ex-fairground...
  20. To answer my own poser, this is what one source says: 85HP V8 01T = 134inch WB 018T = 158in WB 95HP V8 09T = 134in WB 098T = 158in WB
  21. Surely a 3-tonner? I'd be the first to admit that the Ford nomenclature system is less than straightforward, but many would say this is an O98T. For example here: http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/v8-ford-lorry.htm
  22. The first (behind the marching troops) was an Austin and the second (in the cammo) a Ford.
  23. Great to hear there are plans for it - I look forward to updates on the other page.
  24. The one here, perchance (not that we dated it): http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/showthread.php?41221
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    Dodge WC54 applications?

    They were certainly used by US forces as loudspeaker vans.
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