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 MWD Late Production
Probably the best known of the 15cwts. developed as "platoon trucks" for infantry. Initially issued on the basis of one-per-platoon, they carried the ammunition, rations and kit. Widely used by infantry battalions as general purpose and load carriers, they were also...
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...
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...
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...
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.
Austin K30/YC 30cwt. 4x2 G.S.
Over 4500 K30 were built between late 1939 and 1941 as 1.5ton general service load or troop carriers. They had the open cabs typical of many British military vehicles of the time. Many went with the B.E.F. to France and were lost there or abandoned during the Dunkirk...
Bedford OXD 30cwt G.S.
The Bedford OXD was first ordered in 1939 and served throughout the war in a variety of roles. Many went with the B.E.F. to France and were lost there when British and Allied troops were evacuated from Dunkirk and other Channel ports. In spite of the best efforts of their...
Dodge 3/4 ton WC with winch
The 4 x 4 Weapons Carrier WC-51 was part of the range of three-quarter ton vehicles introduced by Dodge in 1942 (CLASSIC kit 937). Over 120,000 were procuced before production ended in 1945. A further 59,000 were built with a front-mounted winch (WC-52) and is the type...