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170ah batteries - Bedford MWR

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The complete station list for Bedford MWRs listed on WFTW Vol 2 (page WS19-38/39) suggests that MWRs used operationally by armoured formations were supplied with 2 or 4 170ah batteries rather than the expected 100/120ah batteries.

 

Can't seem to find any photos of these batteries. Can anybody suggest where I might be able to find some references for them. I'm not even sure if they had wooden or metal cases.

 

Thanks

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The complete station list for Bedford MWRs listed on WFTW Vol 2 (page WS19-38/39) suggests that MWRs used operationally by armoured formations were supplied with 2 or 4 170ah batteries rather than the expected 100/120ah batteries.

 

Can't seem to find any photos of these batteries. Can anybody suggest where I might be able to find some references for them. I'm not even sure if they had wooden or metal cases.

 

Thanks

 

Wireless for the Warrior Volume 2 has them listed in Appendix 9, with a small drawing of a wooden cased battery.

 

Someone recently posted a photograph to the WS19 group asking for identification of a battery box, and that was a pressed-steel 6V 170AH dated 1945, so they are presumably late/post WW2 manufacture. (The ones I have are dated in the 1950s, I think.)

 

Be warned: they weigh 99 pounds unfilled so are easily a hundredweight apiece when in service.:wow:

 

Chris.

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