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Manufacturer: Thornycroft Amazon

Model: Coles Crane Type 1102

UAS Location: Hangar 2

THORNYCROFT AMAZON

Coles Crane

Thorneycroft Amazon Coles Crane having just been moved by hangar volunteer, Gary Millington, who is currently restoring it at the Ulster Aviation Society
During the 1930s, a militarised version of the Thornycroft Amazon 6 ton 6x4 lorry was supplied to the RAF with the 5 ton Coles Mk VII petrol-electric crane for aircraft salvage and maintenance duties.
 
About 2000 were produced during the Second World War, of which the RAF had 1800 (400 with diesel engines).

Image: MARK J. CAIRNS