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Old 12-12-14, 06:20
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Or is it steel? I enlarged this bit and it looks like tarnished copper.
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Old 12-12-14, 11:21
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I had one of these - MK IV with the "D" shaped handles - nice, but bulky - tyre size is odd and hard to find replacements. Sold it because it took up valuable space and hardly got used and have decided to sell up most of my wireless and telecoms kit because it never gets used - and have shifted my interest from Infantry kit to Vehicle installations (easier to carry around).

Recall it was good to ensure you didnt get your fingers trapped in the legs when they fold.

They turn up from time to time - so better to look for a real one, than to make one.

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Old 12-12-14, 16:23
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Tim, so was the tubing copper or steel?
I see the MK III used bicycle type wheels and the MK IV used welded up spoked wheels.
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1940 Cab 11 C8 Wireless with 1A2 box & 11 set
1940 Cab 11 C8 cab and chassis
1940 Cab 11 C15 with 2A1 & Motley mount & Lewis gun
1940 Cab 11 F15A w/ Chev rear ends
1941 Cab 12 F15A
1942-44 Cab 13 F15A x 5
1942 cab 13 F15A with 2B1 box
1943 cab 13 F15A with 2H1 box
1943 Cab 13 C8A HUP
1944 Cab 13 C15A with 2C1 box
1943 Cletrac M2 High Speed Tractor
MkII Bren gun carrier chassis x 2

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Old 12-12-14, 21:05
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OK I have found an owner of one here in UK who tells me it's definitely steel tube. I gather his has the wrong wheels fitted, but I'll post pictures when he sends me some. Ron
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Old 13-12-14, 10:45
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Tim, so was the tubing copper or steel?
I see the MK I used bicycle type wheels and the MK IV used welded up spoked wheels.
Steel tubing
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Old 13-12-14, 16:18
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I did some more scaling and the steel tubing is 1".
The MK IV was built closer to the ground with bigger wheels and wider tires. The MK III must have sank into the sand too much and been too top heavy. In the period pictures they have a crew of five carrying it to shore.
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1940 Cab 11 C8 Wireless with 1A2 box & 11 set
1940 Cab 11 C8 cab and chassis
1940 Cab 11 C15 with 2A1 & Motley mount & Lewis gun
1940 Cab 11 F15A w/ Chev rear ends
1941 Cab 12 F15A
1942-44 Cab 13 F15A x 5
1942 cab 13 F15A with 2B1 box
1943 cab 13 F15A with 2H1 box
1943 Cab 13 C8A HUP
1944 Cab 13 C15A with 2C1 box
1943 Cletrac M2 High Speed Tractor
MkII Bren gun carrier chassis x 2
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Hi fellows
Have you found more details or plans of this handcart?
Thanks in advance!
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