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N 0 B 4.3K C 1 E Aug 3, 2014 F Aug 3, 2014
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This fictional image is loosely based on a surviving but unrestored Bedford QL. The QL was like no other Bedford before it; not only was it four-wheel drive, but it was of forward-control layout with a noticeably high build. Over 12,000 were built for military service between 1941 and 1944 and many enjoyed long post-war careers as breakdown trucks, lumber tractors and circus vehicles. Most remarkably, several were rebuilt and bodied as Maltese route buses. Fortunately at least two QL trucks remain on the Maltese Island. - a fuel bowser and the locally-bodied dropside truck on which this image is based (04-Aug-14).

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Tags:   Bedford QL Malta truck

N 2 B 2.7K C 5 E Nov 9, 2014 F May 10, 2015
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This is based on a mirror-image of a vehicle photographed by Jan Barnier in the Netherlands. I retained the original livery and simply changed the registration, added a little Maltese signwriting and then changed the background. War-surplus GMC trucks such as this could be seen all over post-war Europe in a diverse range of roles. Some Maltese examples were almost certainly rebuilt as buses (11-May-15)

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Tags:   Malta truck GMC

N 3 B 2.3K C 0 E Jun 3, 2007 F Mar 31, 2017
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This is not based on any specific Maltese prototype, although I do recall seeing a Thames Trader fitted with a similar light crane on an open platform body (and, more recently, a Guy Big J similarly equipped). The British Forces left a number of Austin K9s in Malta but few, if any, saw further use with private owners - possibly, like the Bedford RLs, because of their gas-guzzling petrol engines (31-Mar-17).

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Tags:   Malta truck Austin K8 recovery vehicle

N 2 B 1.8K C 0 E Jun 3, 2007 F Mar 31, 2017
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This is loosely based on a truck that I last saw in the Zeijtun area of Malta in 2001, although the latter had a tipper rather than dropside body. There had undoubtedly been others but this seemed to be the last survivor in Malta The WFK was the last of a long-line of normal control Austin trucks, which, in later years, were sometimes badged as BMCs. Its simple, conventional design was ideally suited to export markets around the world (31-Mar-17).

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Tags:   Malta truck Austin WFK dropside truck

N 0 B 4.0K C 0 E Aug 27, 2014 F Aug 26, 2014
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This fictional Bedford RL carries a 'generic' Maltese livery, which is not intended to represent any particular owner/operator, although the Maltese Falcon has been copied from an actual vehicle. These 'Big Bedfords' in 4x2 S-Type and 4x4 R-Type variants are amongst my all-time favourite trucks and I make no apology for the number featured in my Flickr collection. You can see them all in my new Bedford Trucks album; please check out the Malta Trucks album also - it's one of my favourites (26-Aug-14).

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Tags:   Malta truck Bedford RL


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