RAF Lightweight.

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RAF Lightweight.

Postby GrumpyB formerly FULLTILT » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:27 pm

Folks - here is something very RARE , a absolutely fantastic photograph of a RAF Blue/Grey L'wt 53 AM 69 (1972) that is obviously brand new. Of interest - note the Blue/grey hood - and it is a FFR type tilt - you can just see the flap & belt webbing , (that would be standardized on a 12 volt).

Note the yellow bridge plate & position , also the Britax long type oblong wing mirrors.

I will not post the pic direct here as Ted Angus probably owns the copywrite and I have not asked permission. Possibly MJC should if he does yet another re-print.

http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/showthread.ph ... ilt-colour

I don't know if you must be signed into HMVF to view ??
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Re: RAF Lightweight.

Postby Irish Dave » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:20 pm

Great picture, just what I need for my ex RAF restoration, thanks for posting the link.
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Re: RAF Lightweight.

Postby 1617 3100 » Sat May 04, 2013 10:31 am

Lovely photo thanks for the link, of course there is a B/W photo of sister vehicle 53 AM 75 in the book on page 154. It has exactly the same factory finish and fittings
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Re: RAF Lightweight.

Postby GrumpyB formerly FULLTILT » Sat May 04, 2013 1:21 pm

BUT ,, the author states that is one of the earliest RAF S 3's :)

Need to check the book again - there was me thinking these AM's were in fact late S2A's :roll:
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Re: RAF Lightweight.

Postby Irish Dave » Sat May 04, 2013 2:11 pm

GrumpyB formerly FULLTILT wrote:BUT ,, the author states that is one of the earliest RAF S 3's :)

Need to check the book again - there was me thinking these AM's were in fact late S2A's :roll:


I have been told my 53AM78 is one of the first Series 3, my chassis number is definitley S3.
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Re: RAF Lightweight.

Postby GrumpyB formerly FULLTILT » Sat May 04, 2013 2:57 pm

Yes , defo Ser.3 (checked the MJC book ) , with the HMVF having pics & original talk of S2A tilt colour for RAF - I somehow conned myself :wink:

Had forgotten about the RAF B/W pic. on page 154 , this is why I think this particular colour photograph is great. Thinking about it , the quality of photograph clarity (not a snap-shot) , gleaming new L'wt , dress-uniform - I now think it was staged for a profesional photo opportunity :?:
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