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Bedford QLR, 4 x 4, 12V  (Side view, left side)


Side view, left side

Picture courtesy of the Danish Signal Regiment Historical Collection


Danish Army Specific: Presumably delivered from surplus stocks in Great Britain in 1946.
Historical: A substantial percentage of the Bedford QL chassis was fitted with house-type bodywork (shown) for signals, command, office and other roles.
Originally mounted on the QLC chassis/cab, special QLR chassis were soon put into production, which differed from the standard type in having special electrical equipment, radio suppression, fitment of a 660 W auxiliary generator driven by the transfer case power-take-off and, like the QLT, two 16 gallon petrol tanks instead of one behind the cab.
The interior furniture, partitioning and radio equipment varied from the different functions. On vehicles installed for the wireless role, a tent could be erected at the rear. Between cab and man body were lockers for aerial masts and other equipment. Beneath the body were further lockers and racks for cable drums, batteries, tyre chains, 20 gallon drinking water tank, rectifier box, tools, fuel tank for the auxiliary engine, jerrycans and other items.
The basic body shells were produced by Duple, Lagonda, Mulliner, Tickford and others.
A revised body was introduced in during 1944 for the Command High and Low Power and Wireless High Power roles. This body had an improved "L"-shaped tent which could be erected alongside the left-hand side and rear of the body.
Length: 6.25 m (246 inches).
Width: 2.31 m (91 inches).
Height: 2.92 m (115 inches).
Weight: N/A.
: 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.
Fuel capacity: 2 x 73 liter (2 x 16 gallons).
Range: N/A.
Crew: N/A.
Additional: N/A.

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