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-626 Military Ambulance (1956-65)

This question is probably for Dave Busfield.

Have ambulances ever have a machine gun rail on the cab's roof ?

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No they haven't Jacques.

What you see here is a cupola which was meant primarily for observation, no ambulance would have a machine gun ring.

The Dinky was based on the Fordson FV13302, see below:

The Ambulance was a Fordson Thames E3 with a Spurling body. As can be seen the cupola only has a light duty ring to retain the canvas cover.

The Fordson Thames was used extensively by the Forces in a large variety of different versions: 3-ton Cargo, Stores Wagon, Ambulance, Barrage Baloon Winch, Signals Truck etc.

Dave

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Did you see my reply Jacques???

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Jacques
In addition to the fine reply from David, mounting a machine-gun on an ambulance would be in contravention of the Geneva Convention. On the ambulance it was simply a hatch.
Bruce

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Thank you David and Bruce for your answears. I did not know about these hatches, are they emergency exits ? I cant see much use for an observation place, the view is limited to the front and sides.

My question was raised because I could not magine an ambulance with a machine gun.

I am sorry for the delay for answearing but there s so much coming in at the moment taht I cant cope.

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The one you show there Jacques is a Signals Wagon

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Yes Dave but that is the only picture that I could find of a Fordson E3.

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Here is one in a bit of trouble and showing one possible use for the cupola.

Please do not use this image, it does not belong to me.

Dave

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I was right, it is an emergency exit.

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As I said previously Jacques the primary use for the cupola was OBSERVATION. Especially when vehicle were in a large convoy, these used to occur regularly until the mid 1960s when conscription ceased and the army reduced in size.

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Al

The title for this model should be 626 MILITARY AMBULANCE. My dates also do not agree, as I have 1956 - 1965. (My last reference for the 626 was in the February 1965 agent Order Form, with a retail price of 6/11. Further agent Order Forms for later months must also show the presence of the 626 as the model is included in the August 1965 catalogue.) 

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20 December 2015

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I have had these two Dinky 626 Military Ambulances for a long time but only recently acquired the Indian Nicky Toys version. It uses the same casting as the Dinky version but has rather ugly plastic wheels which have a rim on the inner side. The paint is much darker than the Dinky version and some of the white paint around the red crosses is not in register. It has windows but no driver.

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Here is the 626 Ambulance in the hard to find export box. There is also a thin cardboard sleeve which fits over the box. I do not know if this is original but it certainly protects the cellophane window from being damaged. The ambulance is still held onto the base of the box by rubber bands.

The 4th photo shows both the 626 Ambulance and the 674 in the export box. See the Austin Champ in the appropriate file

Chris