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RAF refueller, Far East WW2

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Cheers Johnny, that's the one. Found another photo of an RAF one in India here, with a Matador refueller:

 

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Regards

 

Simon

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Hi,

The truck is a Autocar U-70(U90?), with a tanker body.

It is a strong possibility that it was previously a US Navy truck, as I remember to read somewhere that both 2x4 and 4x6 U70/U90 were used by this service for use in Naval land airbases.

 

I researched this truck before:

 

http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/showthread.php?38315-Autocar-U-9064-navy-tank-truck-searching-for-information

http://www.trucksplanet.com/catalog/model.php?id=1892

http://www.trucksplanet.com/catalog/model.php?id=1930

http://g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=221583

http://www.mapleleafup.net/forums/showthread.php?t=20225

http://www.milinfo.org/article-autocar-u70-de-l-us-navy-au-1-50eme-sun-motor-co-121671514.html

http://www.milinfo.org/2015/03/autocar-u70-citren-de-la-navy-au-1-48-sun-motors.html

 

http://gallery.aths.org/record/0c80812da71de762a4061da1f6a03772b8ca8fb8

source: http://gallery.aths.org/search?&skip=275&limit=25&query=autocar

Note, it seems that autocar was connected to White, and most photos of Autocar trucks appear under this.

 

I hope that the links can be of help, if you find more infos and photos, please post them, this is a rare truck and all info is welcome!

 

Cheers

G_Mendes

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Their where 5 AUTOCARS in a farm near ROMFORD . ! tanker 4 tractor units .The tanker & 1 tractor where not to bad . In about 1975 .They where all sold to someone in the west country . Not heard of them since ?.T CORBIN

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Wear are they and are they restored any up dates . I should not have let the tanker go it would have joined our USN collection T CORBIN

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