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(British) Vehicle Nomenclature - 1946
by Peter Brown - Wimborne, Dorset, England
The Following is the wheeled AFV details from this publication, Code No 1609 dated 10th May 1946.
Original spelling and style is retained, such as m/m for Millimetre and the incorrect "Marmon Harrington" for Marmon Herrington. Mark numbers are Roman style. Abbreviations should be self-explanatory, apart from How for Howitzer, M.G. for machine gun, S.V. for Side Valve and O.H.V. for Overhead Valve.
The Ford Scout Car is the Lynx, and interesting to see the T17 - which was not supplied to the British - included as the Deerhound!
Inside the front cover are the notes -
1. This pamphlet shows all the types of "A" vehicles in the service other than those on the secret list
2. The object of the code in column 1 is to enable all overseas theatres who are using a mechanically operated punch-card census, to adopt uniformity. The code is built up as follows:-
(a) The first figure denotes the War Office provision branch
(b) The next three figures denote the general vehicle class
(c) The final two figures - following the "hyphen" sign - denote any sub-division of (b) above
3. The blank spaces opposite certain vehicles will be allotted code numbers at the first opportunity.
Peter Brown - July 2006