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Hi The name is Ian I am ex Military joining as an Apprentice Radio Tech Royal Signals at Harrogate in April 1960. I left in 1985 as an REME Artificer Tels. I have had an interest in Military vehicles in particular those with B series engines and others of that vintage I currently have a Austin Champ, needs lots of work, 94BE94 and 2 Trailers 78BJ51 and 81BN68. Both need some work.

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Welcome Ian I like those sort of things as well.

 

Does your trailer still have the generator?

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Thanks

Yes that was my next quest, it (81BN68) is fitted with a Coventry Victor AC4 engine and 5KVA generator no idea what it was used for. tac sign on rear has SCOT/271. Tub requires some work, no floor, 78BJ51 has only, well nearly, a chassis it had been converted with a HiCap body by some, and I will leave that blank. Only had the pair a couple of weeks

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Ian only saw your one trailer originally.

 

78 BJ 51

Trailer 10cwt

Chassis No.TR392/1273

Receipt Voucher No. RQP30439

Delivery 7/10/54

Generator 3.5KVA

Struck Off - not actioned?

Recovered 13/2/72

Struck Off OSDD Ruddington 10/5/79

Sold as 15cwt Trailer

3rd day of Sale No. 160 Lot No.1392

Sale Date Thurs 11/10/79

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Ian only saw your one trailer originally.

 

78 BJ 51

Trailer 10cwt

Chassis No.TR392/1273

Receipt Voucher No. RQP30439

Delivery 7/10/54

Generator 3.5KVA

Struck Off - not actioned?

Recovered 13/2/72

Struck Off OSDD Ruddington 10/5/79

Sold as 15cwt Trailer

3rd day of Sale No. 160 Lot No.1392

Sale Date Thurs 11/10/79

 

 

Clive 78BJ51 has nothing not even the tub. Any idea what the 31/2 KVA was?

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Info I have on the trailer is

Con 6/Veh/8878

Chassis No TR392/1274

type 2T10CW1/GT

FV2301A MK1

VRN 78BJ51

 

As for the other 81BN68 no data plate but there is a Repair plate

It also has flat sides no pressings in the body panels!

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Any idea what the 31/2 KVA was?

 

= 3 1/2 KVA = 3.5KVA output from generator

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81 BN 68

Sankey, 2 wheeled, Cargo Trailer, 10 cwt

DIS 1954/5

Contract No. 6/V/13891

Asset Code 2805-2790

 

Yes on 78 BJ 51 the Chassis No is as you have it. I was reading the line above for 78 BJ 50 which was similarly recovered & the ledger entries are a bit crowded.

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= 3 1/2 KVA = 3.5KVA output from generator

 

Clive any idea who made the 3 1/2 was it a Coventry Climax?

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I need to check but the later 1/2 Ton trailers had 6kVa there were 18 different contracts for Coventry Climax & Onan

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I need to check but the later 1/2 Ton trailers had 6kVa there were 18 different contracts for Coventry Climax & Onan

 

Clive many thanks it would be nice to know what both trailers were configured as.

 

7851 has two angle sections welded 2/3rds the way front to rear between the chassis legs?

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Ian as I posted BJ was a 3.5kVA generator

 

BN was a cargo, 2805-2790 corresponds to Mk 2 Sankey FV2308A

 

None of my listings indicate the make of the 3.5kVA generator I'm afraid

 

PS When I say Sankey I do mean Sankey. I'm afraid it makes me cringe when all small trailers are referred to as "Sankeys". As I say 2805-2790 corresponds to Cargo Mk 2 Sankey FV2308A. If it was 2805-2215 then it would be Cargo Mk 2 Brockhouse FV2308A

Edited by fv1609
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Ian as I posted BJ was a 3.5kVA generator

 

BN was a cargo, 2805-2790 corresponds to Mk 2 Sankey FV2308A

 

None of my listings indicate the make of the 3.5kVA generator I'm afraid

 

PS When I say Sankey I do mean Sankey. I'm afraid it makes me cringe when all small trailers are referred to as "Sankeys". As I say 2805-2790 corresponds to Cargo Mk 2 Sankey FV2308A. If it was 2805-2215 then it would be Cargo Mk 2 Brockhouse FV2308A

 

Clive many thanks, BN has I think been upgraded by the Army with the generator as it has mod plates and NSN on the front end.

 

I think I should move this thread to the relevant section out of the introductions. I will post some pictures of both in the next couple of days. Once again many thanks

 

Ian

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