1942 Thornycroft ‘Amazon’ Coles Crane

1942 Thornycroft 'Amazon' Coles Crane

During the 1930s, a militarised version of the Thorneycroft Amazon 6 ton 6 x 4 lorry was supplied to the RAF with the 5 ton Coles Mk VII petrol-electric crane for aircraft salvage and maintenance duties. About 2000 were produced during World War II, of which the RAF had 1800 (400 with diesel engines). This 1942 example was donated to the Museum in 2000 and has been restored to original condition.