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Bedford SB, 4 x 2, 12V (Front view, left side)

 
 

Front view. left side

Picture from Danish Army publication


Danish Army Specific: Introduced in the late 1950s at a price around 34.000,- Kr ea.. Danish body-work by Ringsted Karosserifabrik (Ringsted Coach Factory) on SB-chassis. Late production models had US military pattern black out lights, front and rear.
All had a second door on the left-hand side at the rear and a large roof luggage grid.
Historical
: The SB-chassis, known as the "Big Bedford" was introduced in October 1950. It became a major success and remained in production until 1986.
A new version with longer wheel base was announced in August 1955. Besides bus-production the chassis was used in other applications where roomy body-work was required, like mobile libraries.
The chassis was used to produce a dual-purpose coach/ambulance operated by the British Army and RAF. These vehicles were generally constructed by Strachans.
Length: 8.65 m (337 inches).
Width: 2.40 m (93 inches).
Height: 2.98 m (116 inches).
Weight: 9.075 kg (40.500 lb.).
Engine
: Own 5.410 cm3 (330 cubic inches) displacement, liquid cooled.
Horsepower: 103 at 2.600 rpm.
Transmission: 4-speed gearbox.
Electrical system: 12 volt.
Brakes: Hydraulic brakes, servo-assisted.
Tyres: 8.25 - 20.
Fuel type: Diesel.
Fuel capacity: N/A.
Range: N/A.
Crew: 1.
Additional: Capacity: 32 passengers.
Variants:
Bedford SB (1970s version).


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