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White Scout Car in British use, NWE 1944


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Unfortunately the TNA is off limits due to COVID and Brexit is going to make it a bit more difficult.  I've already gone through the search engine and WSC does bring up very few hits. But I'll keep giving it a try. I wondered if Bovington might have something but I doubt it. 

I'm not sure yet but there seem to be 2 configurations possible. Either a single canvas with a triangular cut centrally that is folded back; with on the sides round cut outs with flaps. Or its a canvas with a triangular cut out and side cut outs on top of the standard WSC canvas top. 

As to the internal configuration of the vehicle I dont know, nor the actual radio configuration (solely wireless n°19 or other(s)). What I do know is that this top is noticed amongst the WSC used by the Belgian first field artillery - CPO (command Post) vehicles. The Dutch only used the WSC as Signals vehicles.  Would you have any more information on the actual internal configuration of these vehicles (as the radio was usually on the right hand side, I thought)

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Everything I've been able to discover I've collated and posted in this thread so that it can form a base for whomever else can add to the sum of knowledge. Have you read the whole thread? I posted several scans on the first page showing radio fit-outs. The pamphlet I referenced can probably be bought from Hans Van Meel, Grucho Pubn's, as a reprint.

 

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Yes, I've read the thread, thats why I'm following up here instead of starting another thread.

I've seen you posted exerts from the Jan 1945 fitting instructions and the 'Para' version. Given they've made a manual in Jan 1945 seems to me to be indicative either there was no structured way previously; or a different way.  

The Belgian wartime WSC's for instance had antenna in front; not in the rear. Unlike British and Dutch vehicles. . I seem to remember having seen some with the radio's placed on the long side.

So, still have questions as to internal configuration of the WSC radio vehicles prior to the Jan 1945 manual.

 

I'll post here if I find more. 

 

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On 4/26/2021 at 9:13 AM, davdberg said:

So, still have questions as to internal configuration of the WSC radio vehicles prior to the Jan 1945 manual.

 

I'll post here if I find more. 

 

There might be some documents in the National Archives, still waiting to be uncovered, but it will require someone to get in there and search for those. It is on my list but, having recently experienced a HDD disaster, my next few visits (covid permitting) will be used up re-copying stuff I already had copied but now need to do again. The vagaries of life, eh!

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Well, the TNA is a bit too far off with me and COVID only makes it more difficult. However,  I am in touch with someone that could pay them a visit but its waiting for time and lifting some more restrictions. I'll ask him to look into archives related to Belgian forces instead of the vehicle ones. Maybe something can be found in there which can provide us with a further lead. 

 

I've been looking at possible tents that may have been re-used but I dont see a link there. 

 

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