R.A.F. Instrument Truck
Mounted on the popular Austin K2 chassis and introduced in 1942, the function of this mobile workshop was to be able to test, service and repair aircraft instruments and electrical apparatus whilst the aircraft were parked at dispersal points around the airfield.
Bedford MWC Water Tanker
Early models featured an open cab and a water tank that was oval in section. This kit is of the later model with fully enclosed cab and "squarer" cross-section tank. The majority of field units used this size of tanker -designated "200...
R.A.F. Fire Tender
The Austin K2A chassis was produced for the R.A.F. in 1944/45 and bodied mainly as G.S., Domestic Fire Tender, Workshop and Power Equipment vehicles.
Powered by a six-cylinder 3462ccengine, driving the rear wheels via a 4-speed gearbox, the Ks had hydraulic brakes and leaf-spring...
Bedford MWR Radio Truck
The 15cwt. Bedford MWD modified to carry a No.19 or No. 21 Wireless set and three operators. It was designated FFR (Fitted for Radio) or FFW (Fitted for Wireless). These vehicles were used by unit commanders of infantry battalions, artillery units down to battery...
Ford Auxiliary Towing Vehicle
In August 1941 the National Fire Service was created by nationalising the over 1600 Local Authority fire brigades and absorbing the Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS). The Government approved the purchase of specialist towing vehicles to replace the assortment of civilian types that had been...
German Heavy Field Wagon Hf.2
The German armament industry was not capable of thoroughly motorising a force the size of the Wehrmacht, or of supplying it with the necessary fuel or lubricants. In the vast majority of the over 300 divisions making up the German forces in 1944 the norm was for guns, limbers and field...
Humber 8cwt. Radio Truck
The British built 8cwt. trucks in considerable numbers from just before the Second World War. Produced by Ford, Morris or the Rootes Group, all had either wireless or general service bodywork.
The wireless version had seating in the rear for two men and carried a No.11 Radio...
Austin Auxiliary Towing vehicle.
At the start of World War 2 Britains fire services were made up of the miriad of Local Authority Fire Brigades, supplemented by the part-time volunteers of the Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS). An assortment of cars, taxis and small commercial vehicles were pressed into service to tow the 20,000...
Morris 8cwt Radio Truck
The British built 8cwt trucks in considerable numbers from just before the Second World War. The wireless version carried a No.11 set, introduced in 1938. It was the mainstay of ground communications for the British Army during the early part of the war.
As a Tankdozer, the standard Sherman had considerable obstacle-clearing ability and enabled combat engineers to operate under heavy fire.
The pilot was produced in June 1943 and quickly standardised as the "bulldozer, tank mounting, M1". 1957 tankdozer conversion kits had been...