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Old 09-02-09, 13:00
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I have access to a number of shots from a military vehicle display/exhibition at Chertsey in the 1950s. I know nothing about the subject-matter, and wondered if anyone could vounteer please? An example is attached.
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Old 09-02-09, 15:37
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I'm not sure what it is but it looks like Navistar looked at the picture before they designed this one.
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Old 09-02-09, 19:55
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I have access to a number of shots from a military vehicle display/exhibition at Chertsey in the 1950s. I know nothing about the subject-matter, and wondered if anyone could vounteer please? An example is attached.
David,

That photo is of a Leyland Tractor 30 ton 6x6 C.T. Heavy Artillery, FV 1201(A), powered by the Meteorite V8 petrol engine. Weight laden was 91,840 lbs

The design was not taken into production.
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Old 09-02-09, 20:55
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Thanks...but would you or anyone else like to take up the cudgel of iding these vehicles please?
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Old 09-02-09, 21:08
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David,

I will have a go at them for you.
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Leyland FV1201, one of two built, both scrapped.
18litre V8, 4 valves & 2 plugs per cylinder, mechanical injection, speed 72kph consumption .89l/km. (Staring to sound like Tim The Toolman Taylor)
Must have been a magnificent sight and sound, you have to have a second look to realise how big this beauty was, and to think The FV1000 was BIGGER.
Thanks for the Pic David, love this sort of thing.
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Is this the other one? Also is this the Merlin- and Meteor-derived Meteriote?
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Old 10-02-09, 09:51
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Could'nt say whether that was the other, or the same one, although that pic is credited as the first prototype being shown at the 1956 FVRDE exhibition, which explains the veiwng platform in both photos.
As a point of inerest, at least one of these trucks was converted to duals on the back two axles, and these were all driven axles, with plans for the double chain set up on the back bogies(a'la Scammell)
As for the motor, perhaps someone has the software to enhance the plaque at the bottom.
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