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Vehicle - Vehicle - Truck - Bedford - MW
Name Truck, Bedford, MW
Region Europe
Category Vehicle
Type Truck
SubType Bedford
Variety MW
Manufacturer Bedford Vehicles (Details)
Era UK Era 3: The Big Four (1923-1947)
Source of Text Wikipedia
Text Credit URL Link
Year(s) of Production 1939-1945



History: In 1935 the War Office issued specifications for a new 15 cwt 4x2 military truck for service with the British Army, inviting manufacturers to submit designs to take part in annual comparative trials in north Wales, one entrant was a modification of a Bedford Vehicles 2 ton rear wheel drive lorry. Following these trials Bedford fitted a larger radiator and larger tyres, the trials were repeated in 1936 after which Bedford modified the chassis to increase ground clearance and installed a new engine cooling system. For the 1937 trials a new special Bedford WD-1 prototype was produced with a 15 cwt payload, it performed admirably and in 1938 the eventual 72 bhp engine was installed.

Between 1939 and 1945 Bedford produced over 66,000 MWs, the vehicles remained in British service until the late 1950s.


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Item created by: gdm on 2020-04-12 15:14:42

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