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Old 29-07-19, 13:08
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More finds from the IWM archives:
Hi Hanno, the Sawbridgeworth photo is an Albion; The photo has been published many times with the wrong caption,
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Old 29-07-19, 16:57
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"ROYAL AIR FORCE ARMY CO-OPERATION COMMAND, 1940-1943
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A North American Mustang of No. 2 Squadron RAF, takes off from Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, past a Commer Q2 mobile wireless van providing air to ground communications. To the left, a De Havilland Dragon Rapide communications aircraft is parked in on of the dispersals."
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Hi Hanno, the Sawbridgeworth photo is an Albion; The photo has been published many times with the wrong caption
Hello Ted,

Thanks for pointing that out. I was happy I found another photo of a Commer (as per the caption), I should have checked the picture more carefully.

Can you tell us which exact model this is? I could only find this picture you posted on HMVF.

Thanks,
Hanno

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Old 30-07-19, 11:37
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Its an Albion A.M.463 built for the Air Ministry from 1934 to 38. Most common versions were aircraft refueller, G.S. cargo and ambulance. Photos of the wireless body are quite rare. The pic I posted is a crop as the vehicle had a large container on top of the wireless body , possibly for carrying aerials.
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Old 31-07-19, 11:00
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Is there any known record of 40's Q chassis numbers and dates out there?
Also, what are the 15 Q3's in the Rootes wartime production list ?
I've got a Q2 and a Q3 (or the remains of) as a long term project and not quite sure yet which direction the rebuild will take.
I have done the usual Googleing and can't find much decent info on wartime Commers except this excellent thread ...

Cheers,

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Old 31-07-19, 15:02
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Ted, thanks for the info! Talk about a rare truck...

I will amend the caption later.

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Its an Albion A.M.463 built for the Air Ministry from 1934 to 38. Most common versions were aircraft refueller, G.S. cargo and ambulance. Photos of the wireless body are quite rare. The pic I posted is a crop as the vehicle had a large container on top of the wireless body , possibly for carrying aerials.
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Old 31-07-19, 15:06
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Is there any known record of 40's Q chassis numbers and dates out there?
Also, what are the 15 Q3's in the Rootes wartime production list ?
I've got a Q2 and a Q3 (or the remains of) as a long term project and not quite sure yet which direction the rebuild will take.
I have done the usual Googleing and can't find much decent info on wartime Commers except this excellent thread ...
Hello Charlie,

Glad to hear you like this thread. Can’t answer your question for now, will do some more digging to see what comes up.

Meanwhile, I leave you with pictures of Mark Bannon’s Q2 8’ w.b. Tractor project - just to let you know you’re not alone working on saving these rare trucks.

Hanno

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Old 29-09-19, 23:10
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I do remember seeing a 1/76 scale modelling drawing of the truck in question.
Alex,

Could that drawing be this one?

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Some more information from modelling magazines or books:

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Old 29-09-19, 23:53
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Hanno,

I think the drawing might have been the bottom left one (page 17)....from a Bellona publication(?)

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Old 07-10-19, 00:14
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Another image Hanno from the RAF data listings, sorry about the line through the middle apparently when these and others were surplussed it was customery to put the line through the illustrations i cant see why that had to be done surely just a explanation written the page would have been sufficient.

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Old 10-10-19, 23:34
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Gave it a cut and polish
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Old 11-10-19, 23:20
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Gave it a cut and polish
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Old 09-11-19, 14:14
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Found high quality versions of two known pictures of a Commer Q15 15-cwt and a Commer Q4 3-ton truck.

Make sure to check out Graham Newell's "Military Vehicle" album at https://www.flickr.com/photos/625327...7630353233450/

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