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5 months 3 weeks ago #250079 by Lang
The Marmon Herrington Story.

They were a much bigger operation than most people think.

usautoindustryworldwartwo.com/marmon-herrington.htm

 
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5 months 3 weeks ago #250082 by Mrsmackpaul
Very interesting history there Lang

Thanks for sharing

Paul

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5 months 3 weeks ago #250091 by Zuffen
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From memory didn't LRDG use Marmon-Herrington trucks in Egypt?
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5 months 3 weeks ago #250093 by Lang
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Zuffen

Very early in the piece they had some Marmon Herringtons but the 4x4 cargo carriers were very quickly replaced by the Blitz.

Of course the standard LRDG - Long Range Desert Group - vehicle was the 30 cwt 2 wheel drive Chevrolet. When jeeps arrived they usually had one on a patrol but they could not carry the gear needed for long patrols up to 6 weeks.

The SAS went for jeeps because they were raid specialists - in and out. Even the SAS needed the odd blitz to carry their stuff.

Here is info on the LRDG Heavy Section Vehicles

www.lrdg.de/vehicles3.htm

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5 months 3 weeks ago - 5 months 3 weeks ago #250094 by Lang
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Marmon Herrington sent 4x4 conversion kits to Australia, South Africa and New Zealand to retrofit to standard Ford trucks.

This looks like the New Zealand Ford dealer did a lousy job bolting in the front axle.

 

 
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