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Humber 8cwt Wireless Truck (FFW)

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Military Vehicle Day, Imperial War Museum, Duxford 6th June 2010
Three manufacturers supplied vehicles in the 8cwt class. Ford, Humber and Morris-Commercial. These were generally fitted with Personnel/General Servcie bodywork. This type of body work was a standard design on all vehicles and had a well type floor, with seating for three men. The same body was also used for the FFW (Fitted for Wireless) trucks, in which case the internal arrangements consisted of a wireless transmitting table, fitings for batteries and radio equipment, including a No 11 Wireless Set, and in this case seeating for two men. An Auxiliary Generator was included for charging the wireless batteries and this was driven from a power take off on the gear box. The tilt cover is slightly unusual in that it had folding legs so that the entire structure could be used off the vehicle as a shelter for the crew. (Source British Military Transport by David E Jane).

My grateful thanks to the owners of this vehicle who showed great kindness and patience as I interrupted their morning tea break, with my "Do you mind if I take some pictures....?" enquiry.
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About the Author

About Alan McNeilly (AlanL)
FROM: ENGLAND - EAST ANGLIA, UNITED KINGDOM

Greying slightly, but young at heart. I've been teaching adults off and on for most of my life. Left the services in 85 and first started modelling in about 87 for a few years. Then I had a long spell when I didn't build anything (too busy) and really just got started again during the summer of ...


Comments

Excellent photos, Thanks Alan.
AUG 16, 2010 - 09:57 AM
Hi Gary, You're welcome. I was very fortunate to find this one on display at Duxford this year, as I had just bought the kit below. Al
AUG 16, 2010 - 10:17 AM