Specific: The Bedford A2C, designated as a 1.000
kg truck, entered service in the Danish Army in 1952 - 53
to replace Dodge, Guy, Morris and Bedford K-models. Each
truck did cost around 17.000,- Kr.
All units bought as chassis, assembled by GM in
Copenhagen, and body-work and painting was made at local
factories. "Militarisation" including military
lightning, gun-racks etc. was done by the Danish Army.
Quite a few were ambulances (90 kb) with knock-down body.
All units were delivered medio April 1955.
Historical: The A-chassis was shown on the
Commercial Motor Show in 1952 and introduced for the
public in spring 1953. It was launched as a replacement
for the K, M and O types which had been introduced before
At that time a policy of using a T prefix for truck
models had begun, so designation was sometimes quoted as
4 different types (A2, A3, A4 & A5 according to weight rating) were
available. With the A-model the option of factory-fitted
Perkins diesel-engines became available.
The A2 were available with a Perkins P4-engine from
mid-1956 until production ceased in end 1957, when it was
replaced by the D-type.
More than 100.000 A-types were produced.
Length: 5.35 m (208 inches).
Width: 2.16 m (80 inches).
Height: 2.75 m (107 inches).
Weight: 3.175 kg (6.985 lb.).
Engine: Own 6-cylinder, 3.519 cm3 (214 cubic inches),
Horsepower: 84 at 3.400 rpm.
Transfer case: None.
Electrical system: 12 volt, negative ground.
Tyres: 9.00 - 16.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 54 liter (12 gallons).
Range: 225 km (140 miles).
Crew: 1 + 1.
Additional: Note larger tyres than