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