Austin K2 ambulance WWII original pictures

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Austin K2 ambulance WWII original pictures

Joined: March 5th, 2004, 1:20 pm

March 16th, 2012, 9:43 pm #1

Bonjour,

I am looking for WWII pictures of the K2 ambulance, preferably in use by Commonwealth forces, any theater. Any to be found on the internet?

TIA.

Regards from Canada.
Francois Gousse
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Joined: April 5th, 2004, 3:57 am

March 16th, 2012, 11:26 pm #2

Building a 1/76 scale one as a Kiwi ambulance at the moment
here are the pics I'm using

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Notice the canvas roofing on most in the second picture, & a Roundel one one also.

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Cheers Elliott
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March 17th, 2012, 7:04 am #3

Bonjour,

I am looking for WWII pictures of the K2 ambulance, preferably in use by Commonwealth forces, any theater. Any to be found on the internet?

TIA.

Regards from Canada.
Francois Gousse
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Hi,

Here's a walkabout of the vehicle at IWM Hendon. Lighting's not great but they might help.

Al

http://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.ph ... artid=3319
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Joined: January 19th, 2011, 7:01 am

March 17th, 2012, 9:17 am #4

Building a 1/76 scale one as a Kiwi ambulance at the moment
here are the pics I'm using

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Notice the canvas roofing on most in the second picture, & a Roundel one one also.

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Cheers Elliott
http://www.nzetc.org/etexts/WH2-1Epi/WH ... k014a.jpgx

http://www.nzetc.org/etexts/WH2-1Epi/WH ... k018b.jpgx

http://www.nzetc.org/etexts/WH2-1Epi/WH ... k014b.jpgx


http://www.kiwiveterans.co.nz/images/cu ... 00603.jpgx

and a Canadian one near Caen in July 1944 :

http://www.memorial-caen.fr/fr/photothe ... G0100.jpgx

http://www.memorial-caen.fr/fr/photothe ... G0001.jpgx

(just remove the final "x")


HTH

H.P.
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March 17th, 2012, 12:36 pm #5

Hi,

Here's a walkabout of the vehicle at IWM Hendon. Lighting's not great but they might help.

Al

http://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.ph ... artid=3319
Thanks!

Great inspiration for my AA kit!

Desert-Erik
Sweden

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March 17th, 2012, 3:40 pm #6

Bonjour,

I am looking for WWII pictures of the K2 ambulance, preferably in use by Commonwealth forces, any theater. Any to be found on the internet?

TIA.

Regards from Canada.
Francois Gousse
WWI Forum moderator
Bonjour,

Thank you all! Now I have to buy some Aleran decals for a New Zealand ambulance in Italy.

Regards from Canada.
Francois Gousse
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March 17th, 2012, 3:43 pm #7

Thanks!

Great inspiration for my AA kit!

Desert-Erik
Sweden

CU@C4
Bonjour Erik,

More from Alan:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op= ... artid=3954

More here:

http://www.wheelsofvictory.com/Brit%20index11.html

Regards from Canada.
Francois Gousse
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March 17th, 2012, 3:59 pm #8

Bonjour Henry-Pierre,

I do not think the pictures from the Caen memorial site show a Canadian K2 as the soldiers on the second one do not appear to wear a Canadian divisional or corps flash on their shoulders and the caps they are wearing look more like the British GS caps than the Canadian berets.

I would be very happy to be proven wrong though.

Regards from Canada.
Francois Gousse
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March 17th, 2012, 4:08 pm #9

As I'm no expert, I had taken the caption for granted

H.P.

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