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Bedford QLB, 4 x 4, 12V  (Rear view, right side)


Rear view, right side

Picture courtesy of Ole Nielsen, Aalborg


Danish Army Specific: Based on a QLB-chassis with Turner winch, this comprehensively equipped breakdown/recovery vehicle was in Danish Army service for a long period of time. By using a shortened GS cargo body, its rear overhang was kept down to minimum and size 12.00 - 20 tyres were fitted to increase the trucks carrying capacity. In addition to a manually operated Mann Egerton 5 ton twin-lift recovery crane, the body contained a two-wheeled "towing-ambulance" stored at the rear, skotches, a tow bar an "A"-bar, cables, chains pioneer tools and other equipment.
Just visible below the tail board (left side) are the Notek-type rear light unit, with which most Danish Army vehicles were equipped until they were retro-fitted with the post-war US military front and rear black-out lights in the 1960s.
The shown vehicle belonged to the Jutland Signal Regiment.
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: 6-cylinder Bedford, 3.519 cm3 (214 cubic inches) displacement, liquid cooled.
Horsepower: 72 at 3.000 rpm.
Transmission: 4-speed gearbox.
Transfer case: 2 speed.
Electrical system: 12 volt.
Brakes: Hydraulic with vacuum servo assistance.
Tyres: 10.50 - 20.
Fording depth:
without preparation: 0.4 m (15 inches).
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Petrol.
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Additional: The wreckers were still part of the inventory in the late 1960s.

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