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  1. Nice to hear of another Ford (Model) GTB going into preservation If you’re unsure what version you have and there’s no rear body then take a look after the break master cylinder. Is there a Hydro-Vac-Unit if yes, it’s a cargo body version if not are there helper springs on the rea axle then it’s a Bomb Service Truck? If you have both then possibly a Wrecker. The first GTB’s were single wheels all round with 3-prototypes built one being reworked into Navy Specification twin rear wheels and the first with winch. GTB – S general service with and without winch GTB – A bomb service truck
  2. Yes we had been told what was about to happen - I'm told the Jeep was a Hotchkiss with a quick paint job a few extras and plenty of rote in-it I think a Ford Escort lump under the hood - appeared to drive ok and looked the part - but the stunned silence was amazing - wish I'd taken more photos of those around the arena -
  3. Hi Adrian, thought you might recognise your APC in the background. Thanks for the date I knew it was early ninety something now I can date the rest of the photos in that series
  4. War and Peace at the Hope Farm several decades ago when it all went quiet around the arena as spectators didn't believe what they had just witnessed priceless
  5. The trailer shown is a F.V.2401 Trailer 1-ton 2-Wheel with a box body suitable for a variety of uses produced from the early Fifties onwards. That type of body or similar is shown (at the head of this thread) fitted to a CMP (Chevrolet) C-15-A with a No-12 cab fitted produced 1940-41. This cab followed on from the very similar No-11 also known as the alligator cab used on the first CMP Cab-over-Engine designs before the more usual and spacious No-13 cab entered production I think late 1941 onwards. Whatever the origins of the vehicle show at the head of this thread are it is an interesting veh
  6. I have a copy of Military Training Pamphlet No 74 Rafting and Bridging that list Army and RAF vehicle types along with their bridging classifications - the pamphlet is dated April 1944 so covers vehicle types used in northern Europe - while Chevrolet C-15A's are mentioned they only refer to vehicles used by the Army - RAF Chevrolet types are confined to 4x2 3-ton-GS this list may have omissions and I am unable to find any WW-2 era photos of Cheves in RAF use in NW-Europe - if type correct for the RAF the roundel is most likely hand painted roughly on the side of the rear body with its reg/ce
  7. I first went to Duxford in the early seventies where one of the side stores in the middle hanger absolutely full of them
  8. Caught sight of one down the side of a house in Devon May time last year. My other half well she wasn't best pleased at my stopping to look. It was the colour that first caught my attention a day or so previous, the colour looked the shade the US-Air Force used on Sherpas they had around Mildenhall and Lakenheath a while back and yes it was ex-US forces under the flaky paint. It was in a bit of a state and sadly it wasn’t for sale. I’m sure if one arrived on the show scene condescending voices would be heard
  9. There have been several posts on this forum and others regarding verification of unregistered ex-military vehicles, the DVLA and getting a registration document. Again, from this forum and others the MVT appear to have a backlog of applications to work through or may not be processing applications at this time. I have seen recently the Essex-HMVA (I understand a registered charity) undertake vehicle verification both for their members and others requiring such a service. Details I believe are on their website. If you don’t know Essex-Historic Military Vehicle Association (ESSEX-HMV
  10. Thank You for the link just shows what information is out there. The Box in the photos I believe was bought in the US and brought to the UK many years ago then forgotten about. While it would make an interesting exhibit on one of US-Navy trucks I suspect as you say you would need a crane to lift it on or off when full of tools. I assume from what you say the overall colour would be OD and not the gloss black it is now. So possibly it wouldn't be out of place on a Bomb-Service Truck or flightline service vehicle rather than infantry or armoured unit vehicle. Regards removing paint to look for m
  11. This Cantilever Tool-Box assuming its ex-U.S. Navy anyone ideas of age. It’s substantial and would guess if full of tools it’s more than a one person lift
  12. FV 2501(A) Trailer Cargo 2 Tonne Mk-2 Manufacturer Rubery, Owen &Co. Ltd
  13. It's one of two in similar condition we came across while having a mover around. While it looks tatty it appears complete in reasonable condition certainly suitable for light cleaning to keep the patina. I haven’t been inside it and it’s not likely to be powered up I am curious as to what it is and what the use was. After the move round curiosity may get the better of me and I might take the case off just to see. Thank you for all the comments it's appreciated, radio kit is not my particular interest :- Barry
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