21 items found from eBay international sellers. Due to cheaper competition and the virtual collapse of the UK market in which AWD competed in 1989/90, the company went into receivership in 1992 and was bought by dealer network Marshall of Cambridge. This was largely a matter of styling, involving a sloping bonnet with a flat front with headlights incorporated and a crash bar to protect the radiator in a minor collision. See more ideas about Bedford, Vehicles, Monster trucks. Military Truck, UK, England, Isle of Wight, Yarmouth, Marching band, Buskers, Old Gaffers Festival, Classic Cars, Exhibits, Crowds, People A very colourful old Bedford Truck, decorated with religious imagery and traditional art, in Northern Pakistan. Bedford's smallest products, car-derived vans, were the Bedford HA van, which substantially outlived the Vauxhall Viva HA on which it was based, and the Bedford Chevanne, a short-lived variant of the Vauxhall Chevette. £4.40 postage.  Artix itself was sold to Caterpillar in 1996. Bedford Trucks history. The TK/KM/MK range remained the mainstay of production throughout the 1960s and 1970s, but with little serious product investment the range became increasingly outdated. Production ran at around 12,000 units per year between 1942 and 1944. or Best Offer. Mid -1939 saw a complete revamp of Bedfords, with only the HC van continuing in production. They superseded the Bedford QL. Oxford Military 1/76 Bedford OX 1.5 Ton Truck RAF Repair Salvage Unit 76BD011 The military version had all wheel drive and bigger wheels to increase ground clearance. The SB chassis was also used as a basis for specialised vehicles, such as mobile libraries, fire engines, and civil defence control units. 1952 saw the launch of the Bedford CA light commercial, signifying the end of the road for the outmoded HC and JC models.  The AWD name was used as GM would only allow the use of the Bedford name for military trucks. A change in design of the WLG produced the WTL, with its cab, internal combustion engine and radiator moved forward to allow a 14 feet (4.3 m) bodylength. Originally conservatively rated at 3 tons, all RL GS (general service) trucks in British Military service were, at a late stage in their service lives, re-rated at 4 tons without any mechanical modifications; the weight referring to its rated cross country payload weight. Many of the trucks sold by Bedford between June and September 1939 were requisitioned for military use on the outbreak of World War II; many were abandoned after the retreat from Dunkirk, rendered useless to the enemy by removing the engine oil drain plug and running the engine.  The CA was a range of vans and pick-ups similar in concept and size to (although pre-dating) the Ford Transit of 1965. [citation (source) needed] Prior to 1925, General Motors assembled in Brazil trucks that manufactured at their Canadian factories. An estate conversion of the HA van by Martin Walter was marketed as the Bedford Beagle. In Australia, the GM subsidiary of Holden began assembling the CF series with in-line six-cylinder engines borrowed from their passenger car range, in competition against Ford Australia's version of the Transit van which had been re-engineered to accommodate in-line six-cylinder engines from the local Ford Falcon. They showed their reaction and interviewed audience members about their often newly jogged memories of events. Ending 21 Jul at 1:18AM BST 3d 15h. This vehicle, a 2-ton lorry, was virtually indistinguishable from its LQ Chevrolet predecessor, apart from detail styling of the radiator, and was available as the WHG with a 10 feet 11 inches (3,330 mm) wheelbase, or as the WLG with a longer wheelbase of 13 feet 1 inch (3,990 mm). The M-series was developed in the early 1960s to meet the British Army requirement. Turkey's Genoto assembled Bedfords under license.. It was GM Europe's most profitable venture for several years. DJB was renamed Artix in 1985 when the trucks were rebadged as Caterpillar. Alongside the S series trucks, the SB bus was released in 1950, and immediately became a big seller in India, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand and Africa, as well as in the UK. In 1991, this was followed by a European version of the Isuzu MU Wizard called the Frontera, and a rebadged Renault Trafic van called the Arena, sold under the Vauxhall and Opel brand names. Originally developed for the civilian market in the 1950's, the British military acquired a large number of these vehicles and used for everything from Troop Carrier to mobile command centers and even ambulances. The vehicle dubbed The Reel History Bus was used in the BBC Two television series, Reel History of Britain showing little known or totally unseen archive film of historical events, to the surviving participants and their families on board. QLB – Bofors … Many developing countries still use ageing Bedfords every day, their robust nature and simple engineering endearing them as highly useful vehicles in demanding terrain. Bedford QL Truck At the commencement of World War 2 Bedford were commissioned to build a rugged 4x4 truck. View offerings of Bedford Army Trucks on TrucksNL Over 100.000 advertisements online All major and minor brands TrucksNL since 1998 In addition to this setback, by the middle of the decade, the more technologically advanced competition from other truck manufacturers was eating heavily into sales. We specialise in the sale of ex UK MOD surplus vehicles, ex army trucks, plant and equipment as released from service due to fleet upgrade, reduction of reserve stocks or through governmental cut backs. A number of Bedford OXD 1.5 ton chassis were converted to make the Bedford OXA armoured vehicle. The AC and LQ models were produced at Luton from 1929 to 1931, and styled as the "Chevrolet Bedford", taking the name from the county town of Bedfordshire, in which Luton is located. Bedford, Foden, Leyland Daf, Scammell, ERF, Seddon Atkinson. Although never a big seller in the home market (with the exception of Post Office Telephones), it was a big export earner in developing countries, due to its basic layout and specification, and remained in production (for export markets only) until production of Bedford vehicles ceased. Bedford used the Griffin logo of Vauxhall Motors, derived from the heraldic crest of Falkes de Breauté, who was granted the Manor of Luton by King John. The War Office designated 15 cwt vehicles, such as the MW, as trucks, and larger vehicles as lorries.  The Vintage Mobile Cinema has appeared on The One Show and George Clarke's Small Spaces, and continues to appear around the UK. Bedford Dunstable plant, dating originally from 1942, was extensively rebuilt and extended between 1955 and 1957, when all production lines were said to be over a mile long. The last RL rolled off the production line in the early 1970s, a total of 74,000 being produced. Seat faces inside and each other. The HC 5–6 cwt van continued briefly after the war, and the JC 10–12 cwt was fitted with the column gear change; and engine from the Vauxhall L Model Wyvern in late 1948; and became the PC. Browse a wide range of new and used BEDFORD Military Trucks For Sale within UK. They were built as 800 gallon water capacity, 4 wheel drive bushfire tankers and designated "State Spare Tankers". Sep 25, 2016 - Explore John Cavanagh's board "Bedford MW" on Pinterest. The Bedford KM was a similar vehicle, using the same cab, but with a slightly restyled front end, and was marketed for heavier-duty applications than the TK, i.e. 3 bids. The largest fleet of SB buses in the world belonged to New Zealand Railways Road Services, with 1,280 SB buses built between 1954 and 1981. The brand was retired in 1991. Most were painted in CFA's standard "Carnation (dark) Red". The pre-war K, M and O types continued in production alongside the heavier S types until 1953. on offer is a military vehicle number plate light cover used on various british military vehicles please see photos for condition. The CA was a huge seller both at home and in various overseas markets. In 1998, GM bought Isuzu out of the IBC partnership. In 1935, the WTB bus version appeared, and the WS and VYC models were updated – the latter being redesignated BYC as it was fitted with the engine and synchromesh gearbox of the Big Six Vauxhall cars. David John Bowes Brown was the designer in 1973 of the then DJB D250 Articulated Dump Truck, built in Peterlee, England, by DJB Engineering. A total of 72,385 OY and 24,429 OX lorries were built. As with the MW and OY / OX models, the QL went on to serve in a large number of roles, such as artillery tractor, gun porter, command vehicle, wireless lorry and petrol tanker, as well as the troop-carrying QLD, the most common variant. Available with four and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, the TK was the quintessential light truck in the UK through most of the 1960s and 1970s, competing with the similar Ford D series. The Bedford RL was based on the Bedford SCL, a civilian 7-ton truck. These lorries were slowly phased out by a slightly larger Mercedes lorry during the 1970s. Built under licence in New Zealand, the RL served the New Zealand Military in New Zealand and South East Asia. Dinky Toys Military Army 3 Ton Truck #621. A radical departure from Bedford's design norms came in October 1939, with the development of a four-wheel drive, forward control lorry, which entered service in March 1941 as the QL, quickly nicknamed the "Queen Lizzie". Caterpillar Chronicle, by Eric C. Orlemann, pub by MBI, Buses Illustrated: Ian Allan May 1966 page 192, 50,000 VEHICLES IN 35 YEARS Anniversary of first Bedford psv by Gavin A Booth, Learn how and when to remove this template message.  The RL was replaced by the Mercedes Benz UNIMOG Family of Vehicles. We have a wealth of experience in supplying Ex-Military Truck to customers throughout the London area and beyond. For wartime production the OB was temporarily replaced by the "utility" OWB, with which Bedford became the only British manufacturer authorised to build single-deck buses during hostilities. Expand your options of fun home activities with the largest online selection at eBay.com. Such trucks were marketed as "British Chevrolet". Click & Collect. From 1961 to 1968, General Motors Argentina manufactured Bedford trucks and buses (based on a truck) in a plant at San Martin. At W A Edmonds Ltd you can find a hand-picked selection of quality, Ex-Military Trucks all competitively priced and professionally presented. Bedford Vehicles, usually shortened to just Bedford, was a brand of vehicle manufactured by Vauxhall Motors, then a subsidiary of multinational corporation General Motors. An experimental version used the track unit of a bren gun carrier, or Universal Carrier, as an answer to the German half-track vehicles, which had superior cross-country capability.  The plant now operates as GMM Luton, and at first built the Renault Trafic which was badge engineered as a Vivaro under the Vauxhall and Opel marques, currently it builds a licensed version of the Citroën Jumpy. The SB, VAS, VAL and VAM sales figures are to June 1965. The reasons for this decision were seen by many as political, as the Army 4–tonner contract was seen by the Thatcher government as essential for the long-term survival of Leyland, and the formation of Leyland DAF.  This enabled them to import vehicles into Britain under Imperial Preference, which favoured products from the British Empire as far as import duties were concerned. They were fitted with rear-mounted, British-built Godiva pumps rated at approximately 2,250 litres per minute output. Media in category "Bedford military trucks" The following 10 files are in this category, out of 10 total. £15.00. Primarily used to transport troops, and logistics such as food. This entered service as the MW in 1939, and 65,995 examples had been built by the end of the war in 1945. A varied stock of American and English militaria is always available. This enabled them to import vehicles into Britain under Imperial Preference, which favoured products from the British Empire as far as import duties were concerned. The basic form the Bedford TM 6-6 is a flat bed cargo truck capable of carrying 10 standard NATO ammunition or other stores-carrying pallets. £13.09 postage. The 5–6 cwt HC light van was introduced in 1938, based on the Vauxhall Ten car, and the WT and WS acquired a newly styled grill. The Bedford RL was the British military's main medium lorry (truck), built by Bedford, from the mid-1950s until the late 1960s. In the years of the Second World Order, 435,000 vehicles were received by the Soviet Union from its allies in the anti-Hitler coalition. The UK military were a huge customer for Bedford RLs using a 4.9-litre straight six petrol engine. 1939 Bedford - L182507 (7760037712).jpg 3,439 × 2,719; 1.21 MB Later production is not included in these figures. This enabled them to import vehicles into Britain under Imperial Preference, which favoured products … The MW appeared in a bewildering range of roles, as a water tanker, general duties truck, personnel carrier, petrol tanker, wireless truck and anti-aircraft gun tractor – among others. The 1950s also saw the launch of the popular S type trucks, the so-called Big Bedfords, which brought Bedford into the 7-ton range. Bedford Truck Military Armor Model Tanks Military Modelling Military Diorama Tonne 4x4 Trucks Small Cars Armored Vehicles. In 1986, the Bedford van factory in Luton was reorganised as a joint venture with Isuzu. Performance was adequate for the time, a maximum speed of 60 miles per hour (97 km/h) being attainable with the petrol engine, and offering fuel economy of 25 miles per imperial gallon (11 L/100 km; 21 mpg‑US). Dinky Toy Military 623 Bedford QL Truck. Bedford's core heavy trucks business was divested by General Motors (GM) as AWD Trucks in 1987, whilst the Bedford brand continued to be used on light commercial vehicles and car-derived vans based on Vauxhall/Opel, Isuzu and Suzuki designs. Free postage. The resultant need to continue truck production brought about the development of the new Bedford Dunstable plant, which came online in 1942. Perhaps the major event of the 1950s, was the transfer of all non-car based commercial vehicle manufacture to the former Vauxhall shadow factory at Boscombe Road, Dunstable. A Bedford RL and they were the British military's main medium truck for decades. The AS series of vans continued in production until 1939. AWD continued with the TL and TM range. The Bedford M-series general utility truck was a further development of the previous RL-series, dated back to the early 1950s. The very production of cars began in the city of Luton in 1929, and the company was formed in 1930 officially. Designated as the TA series, the new range were mechanically very similar to their predecessors, but featured a new Chevrolet-inspired cab. The Armadillo was an OY fitted for airfield defence with Lewis guns and an ex-aircraft COW 37 mm gun. In August 1931, a bus chassis was added to the range, and was designated WHB and WLB. , The CA was replaced by the CF, a completely unrelated vehicle using new overhead camshaft (OHC) engines, which was to have a much harder time proving itself thanks to the Ford Transit. The Bedford name was dropped completely, as were all of its preceding range apart from the Midi, which was sold for a few years as the Bedford Seta. 10 posts publicados por ricardomattua durante December 2013. Download this stock image: Military trucks Bedford. After the evacuation of Dunkirk in June 1940, the British Army had around 100 tanks, most of which were obsolete and inferior to the German tanks of the day. However, the Chevrolet LQ and AC continued in production alongside the new product for a further year. The new range consisted of the K (30–40 cwt), MS and ML (2–3 ton), OS and OL (3–4 ton), OS/40 and OL/40 (5 ton) series, and the OB bus. £35.70. It was a militarized version of commercial truck. Bedford Military truck. Many of the trucks sold by Bedford between June and September 1939 were requisitioned for military use on the outbreak of World War II; many were abandoned after the retreat from Dunkirk, rendered useless to the enemy by removing the engine oil drain plug and running the engine. £4.55 postage. Military Vehicles and Equipment. There is a BEDFORD Truck Manual PDF above the page.. Look above - BEDFORD Bus & Trucks Chassis Instruction Manual. These vehicles were available in rigid and tractor units, with either petrol or diesel engines. Also on offer was a new 10–12 cwt van, the JC, derived from the new J Model Vauxhall car. However, the CF was much less popular with fleet operators than the Transit, which was more popular with its drivers and seen as cheaper to operate and maintain. Military Bedford Diecast Trucks. or Best Offer. Engines were the Vauxhall-based 1,508 cubic centimetres (92.0 cu in) OHV in-line four petrol engine, with the option of a Perkins 4/99 or 4/108 diesel engine later on. Nov 13, 2020 - At the outbreak of WW II, Bedford was contracted by the British War Office to produce a 3 ton 4×4 general service truck. From there on in, the Bedford name continued as badge engineering on smaller light commercials only, with the car based Astravan, the CF van (until 1986), and finally the Suzuki Carry based Bedford Rascal microvan and Isuzu Fargo based Bedford Midi van range – later to be called the Vauxhall Midi. "Bedford CA workshop manual, free download", "Camión Argentino: Bedford J6 (J LC1) nafta y Diesel", Automotive industry in the United Kingdom, Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains, British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association, Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bedford_Vehicles&oldid=991128247, Defunct bus manufacturers of the United Kingdom, Defunct truck manufacturers of the United Kingdom, Former defence companies of the United Kingdom, Vehicle manufacturing companies established in 1931, Vehicle manufacturing companies disestablished in 1986, Articles needing additional references from May 2012, All articles needing additional references, Articles with unsourced statements from January 2017, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. The 'T' designation meant "truck", so the range is generally referred to as the A series. The military versions were designated OX and OY series, and again were put to a wide range of tasks, including mobile canteens, tankers, general purpose lorries, and a version with a Tasker semi-trailer used by the Royal Air Force to transport dismantled or damaged aircraft. Great deals on Bedford Diecast Tanks and Military Vehicles. (Europe) From Wikipedia: Bedford history in Second World War: The war-time Bedford QL,with the driver perched above the engine in a forward control cab, foreshadowed post-war truck designs . Click & Collect. In 1935, Bedford began the development of a 15 cwt truck for the British War Office. Why is Vauxhall being sold to Peugeot's owner? The military version had all wheel drive and bigger wheels to increase ground clearance. Bedford continued to develop its share of the light transport market, with the introduction of the 8 cwt ASYC and ASXC vans, a close derivative of the Vauxhall Light Six car. The Bedford RL was the New Zealand military's main medium truck from 1958 to 1989. The last RL rolled off the production line in the early 1970s, a total of 74,000 being produced.. DINKY TOYS No 25wm/640 BEDFORD MILITARY TRUCK. The AWD Bedford TK (a rebadged and modernised version of the Bedford TK / MK range) was also produced and supplied to the British military. Considerably larger and with greater water capacity than CFA's standard Bedford, Leyland, BMC, Austin and International brand rural fire attack tankers, they were spread thinly throughout the state to bolster their smaller workmates. 1 History 1.1 Variants 2 References 3 External links The Bedford QL was in production from 1941 to 1945. A factory-fitted Perkins diesel engine was an option. Seating compartment provided with rain/sun cover supported by steel-tube frame. There are two rows of wooden bench seating along the entire length of the bed, lining along the right and left bed edge. This was largely due to more modern products offered by other companies (increasingly from the likes of Volvo, MAN and Mercedes-Benz). Several variants of the QLR Radio Comms truck as pictured were made during the course of WWII, these included the QLB Bofors Gun Tractor, QLC Fire Engine, QLD General Cargo Truck, QLT Troop Carrier & QLW Tipper Truck. Fast & Free shipping on many items!  The name was finally retired in 1998.. Lu Sing Ping, SGT, Singapore Armed Forces, 1978. Dinky Toys 25 WM Bedford Military Truck. This was further developed into a camper van, the Roma, again by Martin Walter. The Bedford TJ normal control light truck was introduced in 1958, available with either petrol or diesel engines. Production of the new range ceased, apart from a few examples made for essential civilian duties, when Bedford went onto a war footing. Until 1925, General Motors (GM) assembled trucks in Britain from parts manufactured at their Canadian works.