While doing research, I found some info about a mentioned Surabayan Overalwagen in 'Soerabaijasch Handelsblad' 30 October, 1940. It states that one vehicle was acquired, based on a Bedford chassis, produced by the British Vauxhall company. The armored plating could be unbolted. It was powered by a 6-cylinder engine. Two seats were located in the front, one for the driver. Behind them a rack for eight guns was installed. Behind that rack, an enclosed compartment was installed in the back with room for six men. It could also be used for other duties like transporting wounded as two brancards were also delivered.
Does anyone have more information about this vehicle? possibly photo's?
Dear Leander, welcome and thanks for that scoop! First time I hear about the vehicle. Was it acquired from Vauxhall directly?
It could have been a Bedford OXA built for the UK Homeguard, some pictures here on this russian site:
https://aviarmor.net/tww2/armored_cars/ ... edford.htm