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Austin K6, 6 x 4, 12V (Front view, left side)

  Front view, left side

Picture courtesy of Royal Signals Historical Collection, Fredericia

Danish Army Specific: Another example of a vehicles bought from the British Forces in Germany just after WW II. The truck which was used by the Danish forces in Germany, appears to have the original head lights replaced with a civilian style lamp.
Historical: Austin's first 6 x 4 was the K3/YF of 1940, a derivative of the open-cab K3/YB 4 x 2 truck. It was superseded by the K6 series, with military pattern front end and closed cab. The majority went for the RAF, who used them with a multitude of body styles (mainly technical types). Also seen as tipper, signals van, breakdown gantry and with a caravan body manufactured by Carbodies Ltd to be used by senior commanders.
More than 13.000 chassis were build until mid-1945, and many remained in use for a lengthy period.
Length: N/A.
Width: N/A.
Height: N/A.
Weight: N/A.
: Own 6-cylinder, 3.995 cm3 (244 cubic inches) displacement.
Horsepower: 82 at 2.900 rpm.
Transmission: 4-speed.
Transfer case: 2-speed.
Electrical system: 12 volt.
Brakes: Hydraulic, vacuum servo assisted.
Tyres: 9.50 - 20 or 10.50 - 20.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 145 liter (32 gallons).
Range: N/A.
Crew: N/A.
Additional: The crane mounted on the truck was most probably a petrol-electric type manufactured by Coles.

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