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Old 26-02-07, 22:25
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Default Ford Motor Company of India "Army Service Training Course 1944"

Sold on Ebay earlier today: Ford Motors Jeep & military vehicle manual, India 1944 Item number: 260087805161 . Sadly I was too late to put in a bid

Anyway, I was wondering is the winner "reecetrooper" is known to the forum members. If so, I would like to get in touch with him and ask for a (digital) copy. Just because I'm interested in the contents of this manual. I'm mostly interested to learn if there is any reference to any of the "Indian Pattern" CMPs.

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Rare original Ford Motor Company of India "Army Service Training Course 1944" being an instruction/workshop manual for the Indian Army.

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Printed covers. Page size 28x23 cm. Several hundred pages of duplicated typescript notes with numerous photographs & diagrams throughout.

Includes Jeep, Air Force Crash Tender, Universal Carrier, Ambulance, V8 Armoured Carrier etc., mainly details of engine tuning and maintenance etc.

Raged edges, somewhat workshop soiled but sound copy.
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Old 17-08-16, 00:49
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Lauren Child was kind enough to tip me about a copy of this Army Service Training Course for sale on ebay - will share details when I get it.
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No worries
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Old 21-08-16, 14:46
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Some pictures of the manual, with thanks again to Lauren for the heads-up!

It is training course material describing how to maintain the various Ford vehicles supplied to India. I have not gone over in in great detail but I suspect much is the same as in the maintenance manuals. Each section ends with a set of questions and answers, maybe to be used in some sort of exam.

A stamp on the inside of the front cover states that "This manual is supplied to personnel of His Majesty's Forces only after completion of a Ford Army Service Training Course".

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Old 21-08-16, 14:54
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An interesting page is this index page with "distinguishing features", listing, among other vehicles, the elusive C291QH, described as a "stripped C0011QF chassis 4x4" with 101-1/4" wheelbase

The C19QHF is listed too as "stripped C01QF chassis 4x4" with 134-1/4" wheelbase.

Interestingly, the C01QF-C29Q chassis is listed as both a 30-cwt and 3-ton 123-1/4" chassis with the only difference being 10.50-16 versus 10.50-20 tyres.

There are no references to any of the Indian Pattern bodies, sadly.

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That FAT drawing is odd......a Monkey face body with a 13-ish front clip added!

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Hi Guys

Wonderful find glad info is going to preserved. Wonder how many of us could answer the test questions?

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Old 22-08-16, 22:45
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Wonder how many of us could answer the test questions?
Maybe we should use them for the MLU sign up process?
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Old 23-08-16, 01:34
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Hi Guys

Wonderful find glad info is going to preserved. Wonder how many of us could answer the test questions?

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Ah, for that you want to find a copy of the AMTS/RAMTS Questionnaire - it's a series of books full of questions on particular vehicle types, presumably for use at the end of courses.

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Old 04-02-21, 22:18
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Some more pics of this manual via William Spencer:

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These are drawings from the course book of Sgt J Cropper REME & supplied on completion of training

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Old 04-02-21, 22:19
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And the last three

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