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Mechanical Transport AP2782A (Section 30) - Radio Vehicles


Radio vehicles were and are treated slightly differently to other types of vehicle.  Chassis can be fitted with a number of different bodies, which while looking similar to each other are equipped with different types of equipment to fulfil a wide range of duties.  Up to at least June 1952 vehicles were listed as complete units, i.e. chassis and body fitted in one but by November 1952 the listings had been split into three parts with Part 1 covering the usual chassis used for the mounting of radio bodies, Part 2 covering the bodies themselves and Part 3 covering vehicles/body combinations.  By December 1956 this section had been reissued as a separate document, AP2782D. 

For technical specifications and images of the vehicles listed below go to the Members' Area

Vehicles as listed up to June 1952 (at least)

Bedford, 15 cwt, 4x2, Model MW chassis with insulated signals shell body Type 'E'
Austin, 3 ton, 6x4, Model K6 chassis equipped as RVT 367 Mk 1
Commer, 15 cwt, 4x2 Model Q2 equipped as RVT 105 Mk 1
Brockhouse, 5 ton, 4-wheel, Mk 2 trailer, equipped RVT 150 Mk 1
Brockhouse, 5 ton, 4-wheel, Mk 2 trailer, equipped RVT 151 Mk 1
Thorneycroft, 3 ton, 4x4, Model TF/AC4 chassis, equipped RVT 358 Mk 1

As listed after June and by November 1952

Section 2 - Chassis

Bedford, 15 cwt, 4x2, Model MW chassis
Austin, 3 ton, 6x4, Model K6 chassis
Commer, 15 cwt, 4x2 Model Q2 chassis
Brockhouse, 5 ton, 4-wheeled, Mk 2 trailer chassis
Ford, 3 ton, 6x4, Model WOT 1A/1 chassis
AEC, 4x4, Model 0853 chassis
Fordson, 3 ton, 6x4, Thames-Sussex chassis
SS Cars, 10 cwt, 2-wheeled trailer chassis
Austin, 1 ton, 4x4, Type K9/WD GS chassis
Brockhouse, 10 cwt, 2-wheel trailer chassis
Chassis, trailer, 10 cwt, 2-wheeled (MoS Spec FV 2301-G/2)
Bedford, 3 ton, 4x4, Type R chassis
Leyland, 10 ton, 6x4, Type 19H/1 chassis
Leyland, 10 ton, 6x4, Type 19H/7 chassis
Tractor heavy, 10 ton, articulated, Leyland 6x4 SWB

Section 3- Radio bodies

Insulated Signals Shell Body, Type 'F'

Body, Signals Type Stores
Insulated Signals Shell Body, Type 'E'
Insulated Signals Shell Body, Type 1-105
Signals Container, Body, Mk 5
Signals Body, Type Q, Mk 1

Section 4 - Vehicle/body combinations

Austin, 3 ton, 6x4, Model K6 chassis equipped as RVT 100

Commer, 15 cwt, 4x2 Model Q2 equipped as RVT 105 Mk 1
Brockhouse, 5 ton, 4-wheel, Mk 2 trailer, equipped as RVT 150 Mk 1
Austin, 3 ton, 6x4, Model K6 chassis equipped as RVT 150 Mk 2
Brockhouse, 5 ton, 4-wheel, Mk 2 trailer, equipped as RVT 151 Mk 1
Bedford, 15 cwt, 4x2, Model MW chassis equipped as RVT 316
Austin, 2 ton, 4x2, Model K2 chassis, equipped as RVT 346 Mk 1 or Mk 2
Thorneycroft, 3 ton, 4x4, Model TF/AC4 chassis, equipped as RVT 358 Mk 1
Austin, 3 ton, 6x4, Model K6 chassis equipped as RVT 367 Mk 1
Austin, 3 ton, 6x4, Model K6 chassis equipped as RVT 393 Mk 1
Austin, 3 ton, 6x4, Model K6 chassis equipped as RVT 394 Mk 1
AEC, 4x4, Model 0853 chassis, equipped as RVT 456 Mk 3
SS Cars, 10 cwt, 2-wheeled trailer chassis, equipped as RVT 181 Mk 1
SS Cars, 10 cwt, 2-wheeled trailer chassis, equipped as RVT 181 Mk 2
AEC, 4x4, Model 0853 chassis, equipped as RVT 550 Mk 1
Fordson, 3 ton, 6x4, Thames-Sussex chassis, equipped as RVT 189 Mk 1
Fordson, 3 ton, 6x4, Thames-Sussex chassis, equipped as RVT 176 Mk 1
Fordson, 3 ton, 6x4, Thames-Sussex chassis, equipped as RVT 203 Mk 1
Fordson, 3 ton, 6x4, Thames-Sussex chassis, equipped as RVT 541 Mk 1
Ford, 3 ton, 6x4, WOT 1 chassis, equipped as RVT 188 Mk 1
Ford, 3 ton, 6x4, WOT 1 chassis, equipped as RVT 189 Mk 1
Ford, 3 ton, 6x4, WOT 1 chassis, equipped as RVT 176 Mk 1
Ford, 3 ton, 6x4, WOT 1A chassis, equipped as RVT 176 Mk 1
Ford, 3 ton, 6x4, WOT 1A/1 chassis, equipped as RVT 176 Mk 1
Ford, 3 ton, 6x4, WOT 1 chassis, equipped as RVT 203 Mk 1
Bedford, 15 cwt, 4x2, Model MW chassis equipped as RVT 115
Austin, 1 ton, 4x4 Model K9/WD GS chassis equipped as RVT 115
Bedford, 15 cwt, 4x2, Model MW chassis equipped as RVT 314
Austin, 1 ton, 4x4 Model K9/WD GS chassis equipped as RVT 314
Austin, 1 ton, 4x4 Model K9/WD GS chassis equipped as RVT 315
Brockhouse, 5 ton, 4-wheel, Mk 2 trailer, equipped as RVT 451 Mk 1
Austin, 3 ton, 6x4, Model K6 chassis equipped as RVT 194 Mk 1
Leyland, 10 ton, 6x4, Model 19H/1 chassis equipped as RVT 500 Mk 1
Leyland, 10 ton, 6x4, Model 19H/1 chassis equipped as RVT 503 Mk 1
Leyland, 10 ton, 6x4, Model 19H/1 chassis equipped as RVT 510 Mk 1
AEC, 4x4, Model 0853 chassis, equipped as RVT 540 Mk 1
Fordson, 3 ton, 6x4, Thames-Sussex chassis, equipped as RVT 551 Mk 1
Bedford, 4 ton, 4x4, Type GS chassis equipped as RVT 541 Mk 1
Leyland, 10 ton, 6x4, Model 19H/1 chassis equipped as RVT 501 Mk 1
Leyland, 10 ton, 6x4, Model 19H/1 chassis equipped as RVT 502 Mk 1
Bedford, 4 ton, 4x4, Type GS chassis equipped as RVT 346 Mk 2
Bedford, 4 ton, 4x4, Type GS chassis equipped as RVT 358 Mk 2
Fordson, 3 ton, 6x4, Thames-Sussex chassis, equipped as RVT 188 Mk 1

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