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1952 Bedford M-Type

1952 Bedford M-Type in The Professionals, TV Series, 1977-1983 IMDB Ep. 1.06

Class: Trucks, Simple truck — Model origin: UK

1952 Bedford M-Type

[*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

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stronghold EN

2007-03-20 19:15

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DynaMike NL

2007-03-20 19:30

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Looks like the Dinky Toys' Austin truck...

philgood FR

2007-03-20 21:36

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Bedford

DynaMike NL

2007-03-21 00:23

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You're right, Philgood. There are several similar Bedfords on this site already. They are called K-Type, M-Type or O-Type, but I don't see the differences :/

pilou BE

2007-03-21 10:32

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The Bedford K , M and O models were put into production in 1939 and production of these trucks was resumed in late 1945 and continued untill 1953.The designations refer to the load level .The K replaced the former WS 30 cwt and was uprated to a 30/40 centiweight level after the war. The M replaced the former WH and WL in the 2/ 3 ton range .The O's were the biggest trucks :the OS( standard wheelbase) and OL ( long wheelbase) models replaced the WT 3 ton and were uprated to 3/4 ton.
After the war Bedford also entered the 5 ton market with the OSB ( standard wheelbase) and OSL ( long wheelbase).And finally there was an OSS tractor and the famous OB bus/coach chassis offering capacities from 26 to 32 seats.The Bedford here looks the lighter K with the short bonnet 30/40 cwt ca 1945/6 with non stock standing and directional lights , probably later modifications.

Sunbar UK

2007-03-21 10:36

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Bedford M type or K-type by the three equal length vents on the sides of the bonnet. O-type were short,long,short.

K type had plain disk wheels (and only singles at the back I believe) so this is M-type.

-- Last edit: 2007-03-21 10:37:01

Sunbar UK

2007-03-21 10:54

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pilou wrote ...... with non stock standing and directional lights , probably later modifications.


The M-type was built from 1939 to 1952. The 'lolly-pop' direction indicators were introduced by 1955 on the S-type and RL. If the truck was still being used by the RAF there could have been a scheme to upgrade vehicles.

Edit.... however the registration is clearly not an RAF number and it is possibly a civilian truck dressed-up by the TV company for this episode or a preserved RAF truck that was re-registered.

-- Last edit: 2007-03-22 14:26:36

rattle on EN

2013-07-08 06:59

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I think this vehicle was first used in the seventies comedy Get some in about doing national service in the RAF in the Fifties,hence the reason why its done up as a RAF vehicle

dsl SX

2016-03-22 04:31

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Collator wrote Registration number, MXV 716, indicates that this Bedford M was new to the BBC which had vehicles registered MXV 701 to 725 in its fleet. Original body and use with the BBC unknown. The vehicle can also be found in other TV programmes, but fitted with a dropside body, with or without a canvas tilt, so after the BBC I guess it may have belonged to a company supplying vehicles to film & TV companies.
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Sunbar UK

2016-03-22 14:06

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The BBC used Bedfords and other trucks in the early 1950s...

"Purely goods transport is frequently required during the more ambitious 'outside broadcasts. For fetching and carrying any tackle, spare parts and even spare (h)ands?, the department operates 39 vans of between 30-cwt. and 2-ton capacity. These are of Austin, Bedford, Commer and Fordson manufacture and perform many tasks."

Link to "archive.commercialmotor.com"

-- Last edit: 2016-03-22 14:11:22

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