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Military Woodies Between the Wars

Reconstructed WW1 Crossley in the sevice of the London Police Flying Squad

In 1920, WW1-era Crossley 20/25 Royal Flying Corps type tenders were supplied to the Metropolitan Police in London to become the first vehicles to be used by the Flying Squad. This wood-bodied car is fitted with "wireless instruments for the capture of criminals especially motor bandits"

Photo and caption © Malcolm Asquith 2001 Crossley-Motors.Org.UK


1926 Crossley BGV half-track

1926 Crossley BGV 30 cwt 6 wheel, 3 axle version with the 2.4 litre engine from the 14hp car. This was also made with the rear two axles fitted with the Kegresse rubber track system. Both of these chassis would find uses under a variety of military applications.

Photo and caption © Malcolm Asquith 2001 Crossley-Motors.Org.UK


1929 Chevrolet

1929 Chevrolet used by the U.S. Army Signal Corps for carrier pigeon transport.

Source: Military Wheeled Vehicles, by Fred Crismon


1932 Chevrolet

1932 Chevrolet 'Confederate' built on the ½ ton commercial chassis served to carry staff personnel into the field and were used as general purpose vehicles.

Photo and caption: 75 Years of Chevrolet, by George Dammann


1934 Chevrolet

1934 Chevrolet ½ ton woodie station wagon used by the United States Army 3rd Cavalry

Source: Military Wheeled Vehicles, by Fred Crismon

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