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Old 09-06-04, 00:20
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First time I saw a COE truck in Dutch service in the war against Indonesia. Is this a Ford? (Picture from Beeldbank)

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Old 09-06-04, 00:39
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Nuyt:

To my eyes, it is a Dodge and most likely one of the smaller ones, perhaps even a D15 15cwt. I don't perceive it as a COE but rather the angle of the photo seems to shorten the bonnet (hood) which could lead one to see it as a COE. Also, the relationship between the bonnet and the windscreen are different for normal control and COE trucks and the men in front would seem rather a bit "smaller" than in this pic as the COE was fairly tall. Dodge did have a COE truck available at roughly that time but I don't think this is one of them.
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Old 09-06-04, 00:47
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yes I think it is a Dodge as well. Probably as Bill says a D15.
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Old 09-06-04, 19:56
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.Definitely, Gord is the expert though.
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Old 09-06-04, 21:59
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Thanks for the help, I had hoped it was something unusual.
Ok a Dodge D15 then.
Is that a hatch in the roof?
The presence of the senior officers in the foreground suggests some sort of staff unit/vehicle there...

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Old 10-06-04, 00:57
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Yes, it has a roof hatch. I am not up on the different type/style of hatches found on Australian/Canadian vehicles but I have photos of D-15s both with and without the hatch. I also have a photo somewhere of a D15 as a station wagon which I will try to find. Don't remember if it had a hatch or not. I doubt higher ranking officers would ride around in a GS or Personnel Carrier version.
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Old 11-06-04, 12:44
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Yes it is a Dodge D15 or D60 and by the lack of a badge on top of the cowl and the round hatch it's a later production truck,say mid 43 on.
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Old 11-06-04, 23:44
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It's not an Australian pattern hatch. Ours were made by a contractor and were identical on Dodge I-H and cab 12 Fords. (Cab 13 Fords have a larger hatch).
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Old 13-06-04, 22:19
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Definitely an 'ordinary' Dodge, the COE's were around but were several feet higher - it's just the angle of the photo.

Hatch over the left side means it is late-ish Canadian, which agrees with lack of trim on the radiator shell. You can't see the headlight too, which means it's 41-45 pattern (39 and 40 headlights were closer to the grille)

If it wasn't for the arm across the picture you'd probably see a 'towel rail' nudge bar across the front too.

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Old 14-06-04, 00:07
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excellent information,
thank you (Pity its no COE though)

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