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Manufacturer: Thornycroft Amazon
Model: Coles Crane Type 1102
UAS Location: Hangar 2
UNDER RESTORATION

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