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Early CMP type with cab No.11 type


Ford F15A, 15-cwt (.75-ton), 4x4, Light Truck

Though clearly not identical, both vehicles have the typical Caunter desert camouflage scheme of 1940/1 :
BSC 64 Portland Stone, BSC 28 Silver Grey and BSC 34 Slate Grey


The ill-fated 2nd Armoured Division

In early 1941, the 2nd Armoured Division was sent to the Western Desert to reinforce troops under General Wavell, who, at the time, was on the verge of defeating the Italian forces.
Unaware that Germany had sent reinforcements to support the Italians in Cyrenaica, Wavell's superiors ordered him to send half his troops to Greece.
Rommel's offensive forced Wavell's troops to retreat.
Unfortunately, on 8 April 1941, the understrength 2nd Armoured Division was caught in a pincer movement by the Italian 10th Bersaglieri Regiment, the 5th Light Division and the 15th Panzer Division - some elements escaped capture and were evacuated from Tobruk.
On 10 May 1941, the division was officially disbanded and not reformed.

Source : Wikipedia


Note early 2B1 cargo body and huge runflat tires, hence no sparewheel behind the cab

Cab roof and windscreen removed
Inscription : Inflammable, no smoking

Split axles typical for Ford CMP trucks


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Last Updated: December 04, 2013

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