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  Ford Thames (Front view, left side)


Front view, left side

Picture courtesy of Knud E. Hansen, Herning via Ole Willumsen

Danish Army Specific: Introduced in the Danish Army in 1954. Each truck was around 18.000,- Kr. a piece. The chassis were delivered through Ford Motor Company A/S in Copenhagen. The bodywork was made by Ringsted Karosserifabrik.
Used for cargo, drivers training and as
compressor truck (95 kb) by the engineers.
Historical: The Ford Thames was introduced in 1949 to replace the pre-war Fordson 7V range. It was available in a choice of wheelbase lengths and weight classifications covering 2 to 5 tons. Sussex made a 6 x 4 conversion for heavier loads. The ET7 used Fords well known V8 petrol engine and the ET7 a Perkins P6 diesel. The cab was designed by Briggs Motor Bodies.
Length: 6.55 m (255 inches).
Width: 2.30 m (90 inches).
Height: 3.15 m (123 inches).
Weight: N/A.
: V8-cylinder, 3.622 cm3 (221 cubic inches), liquid cooled.
Horsepower: 85 at 3.500 rpm.
Transmission: 4-speed.
Transfer case: None.
Electrical system: 6 volt.
Brakes: Hydraulic.
Tyres: N/A.
Fording depth:
without preparation: N/A.
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 63 liter (14 gallons).
Range: N/A.
Crew: N/A.
Additional: N/A.

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