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johnnyD
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Posted: Thursday, April 04, 2019 - 02:57 AM UTC
Does anyone have a good source on British Airborne jeeps used during WW2? I'm looking for a source that has some information of the setup regarding their communication jeeps. I've been given the name of a book "British Airborne Jeeps: Modifications and Markings 1942-45", but so far I haven't found a copy available. If anyone knows of a website or someone I can contact who could provide some information regarding this subject I would really appreciate the help. Thanks!
Grauwolf
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Posted: Thursday, April 04, 2019 - 07:03 AM UTC
See here:

http://www.m201.com/abmods.htm

Maybe you will find the info you seek.

Cheers,
johnnyD
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Posted: Thursday, April 04, 2019 - 11:54 PM UTC
Thanks Joe, that site is most helpful. It gives me some good direction as to what details need to be changed. I've seen some jeeps that are setup for the rein-actors that have the spare tire in the front, but from some of the documents I've read it said that this caused over heating of the engines. I wonder if anyone has any further information regarding this detail?
Grauwolf
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2019 - 12:05 AM UTC
Hi again,
As to whether or not the front mounted spare caused overheating, there
is definite wartime photos of this set up on the jeeps.

Some photos here:

http://hmvf.co.uk/topic/11350-british-airborne-jeeps/

Cheers,
johnnyD
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2019 - 01:24 AM UTC
Again thanks that gives me a couple of options now. Joe I appreciate your help maybe once Iím done with this project Iíll post a couple of pics here. Thanks again!