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Old 17-05-20, 14:06
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Default British 15-cwt truck prototypes

Series of photos "scanned from a mag" by Peter Chowns, showing the attempts by the War Department to design a suitable 15-cwt 4x2 truck in the 1930s. Austin, Bedford, Commer, Ford, Guy, Morris-Commercial were all in the game. Not all of the prototypes would evolve into series production, but all manufacturers would be involved in the massive mechanisation programme of the W.D.

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AUSTIN GS 15CWT TRUCK, registration 158 HO
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GUY ANT 15 CWT GS TRUCK 1935
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FORD MODEL 67 1936
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MORRIS COMMERCIAL CS8 Tanker
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Some of these can be seen in colour(!) here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/seacoa...57711859517038

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MCC made the first 15 cwt WD prototype in 1934, using their C civilian range as a source for parts. The special WD rims were a collaboration with Dunlop and the WD. I have the article written by David Fletcher somewhere. The other makes , Guy, Bedford and Commer and much later on Fordson, more or less copied the MCC layout. The Austin is a new one to me !
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