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I’m a 56-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play. I will 'bite the hand that feeds' to remind it why it feeds.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

B is for Burma Jeep - The Ford GTB . . . Lazy Post

I took these years ago at Beltring Hop Farm's annual 'combat wombat' shindig, and it's been a while since I posted some proper stuff, or had a lazy post (there have been several recently!), so for those who might be interested here are my pictures, and if you want more - https://www.google.com/search?q=Ford+GTB+Utility+Burma+Jeep+WWII&tbm=isch&ved

Above are four shots (restricted to one side by it's being parked too close to the Navy fire truck behind it!) of the standard bomb crane/tractor varient.

While the above is a GS/Cargo varient, there is a rather sparse wikipedia page with a potted history of sorts here - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_GTB


EY said...

Nice pictures, and one of the bomb trolley too! The Burma Jeep is a sadly neglected vehicle. One of these days I'm going to get a 3D print in 1/72 scale.

Hugh Walter said...

Heehee! It was my mate from the HaT years Ken Taylor (who might be reading this!) downloading some on a Faceplant group a few months ago which led to my digging the shots out after we'd had a conversation about them EY! And there are some nice 3D models out there.