Bedford автомобили




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  • БЕДФОРД. (BEDFORD). Лутон. Данстэйбл/Кембридж Великобритания Более 70 лет британская автомобильная промышленность является неизменным поставщиком военных грузовиков «Бедфорд», которые находились на вооружении армий Великобритании и более 60 стран мира. Первые гражданские автомобили этой марки появились в начале х гг., когда руководство американского концерна «Дженерал Моторс» (General Motors).

    Bedford Vehicles, usually shortened to just Bedford, was a brand of vehicle produced by Vauxhall Motors, which was ultimately owned by General Motors (GM). Established in and constructing commercial vehicles, Bedford Vehicles was a leading international lorry brand, with substantial export sales of light, medium, and heavy lorries throughout the world. It was GM Europe's most profitable venture for several years.

    Любопытно! За всю свою историю логотип компании изменялся 8 раз, при этом само название Ford никогда не исчезало с эмблемы.

    Автомобильная компания Bedford Vehicles была основана в году в британском городе Лутоне. Марка входила в состав фирмы Vauxhall, которая к тому времени уже оказалась под крылом концерна General Motors. Под маркой Bedford выпускались грузовые автомобили, в годы Второй мировой войны компания занялась производством армейской техники, а после окончания войны начала делать еще и легкие коммерческие машины.

    bedford автомобили

    bedford автомобили

    Честно говоря, порывшись в просторах Интернета, я с недоумением понял что найти хотя бы фото Бэдфорда в хорошем состоянии не так то и просто. Фото Бедфорд продемонстрируют новинки дизайнерских решений и развитие мировой автомобильной индустрии. Вторую серию составили длиннобазное шасси OYC и 3-тонный грузовик OYD полной массой 6,5 т с закрытой цельнометаллической кабиной и вакуумным усилителем привода тормозов. Под правым крылом номера нет. Для удобства поиска картинки рассортированы по названию серии и году выпуска.

    bedford автомобили

    bedford автомобили

    bedford автомобили

    bedford автомобили

    bedford автомобили

    История автомобильной компании Bedford

    Bedford Vehicles , usually shortened to just Bedford , was a brand of vehicle produced by Vauxhall Motors , which was ultimately owned by General Motors GM. Established in and constructing commercial vehicles , Bedford Vehicles was a leading international lorry brand, with substantial export sales of light, medium, and heavy lorries throughout the world.

    The brand was retired in ; subsequent GM Europe light commercials were branded as either Vauxhall or Opel, depending on the market.

    bedford автомобили

    This enabled them to import vehicles into Britain under Imperial Preference , which favoured products from the British Empire as far as import duties were concerned.

    Such trucks were marketed as "British Chevrolet". The AC and LQ models were produced at Luton from to , and styled as the "Chevrolet Bedford", taking the name from the county town of Bedfordshire , in which Luton is located. The name "Chevrolet" was dropped, and the first "Bedford" was produced in April However, the Chevrolet LQ and AC continued in production alongside the new product for a further year. The AS series of vans continued in production until A change in design of the WLG produced the WTL, with its cab, internal combustion engine and radiator moved forward to allow a 14 feet 4.

    bedford автомобили

    Mid saw a complete revamp of Bedfords; with only the HC van continuing in production. Many of the trucks sold by Bedford between June and September were requisitioned for military use on the outbreak of the Second World War; many were abandoned after the retreat from Dunkirk, rendered useless to the enemy by removing the engine oil drain plug and running the engine.

    Because the German armed forces in were, contrary to their popular image, desperately short of motor transport, many of these captured Bedfords were repaired and pressed into service alongside Opel Blitz also part of GM trucks by the German armed forces — although the Bedfords mainly filled second-line roles, including civil defence. Production of the new range ceased, apart from a few examples made for essential civilian duties, when Bedford went onto a war footing.

    Production resumed in This entered service as the MW in , and 65, examples had been built by the end of the Second World War in The MW appeared in a bewildering range of roles, as a water tanker, general duties truck, personnel carrier, petrol tanker, wireless truck and anti-aircraft gun tractor — among others. The K-, M-, and O-series lorries were quickly redesigned for military use. This was largely a matter of styling, involving a sloping bonnet with a flat front with headlights incorporated and a crash bar to protect the radiator in a minor collision.

    bedford автомобили

    The military versions were designated OX and OY series, and again were put to a wide range of tasks, including mobile canteens, tankers, general purpose lorries, and a version with a Tasker semi-trailer used by the Royal Air Force to transport dismantled or damaged aircraft.

    This variant was popularly known as the " Queen Mary ". A number of Bedford OXD 1. A total of 72, OY and 24, OX lorries were built. An experimental version used the track unit of a bren gun carrier , or Universal Carrier , as an answer to the German half-track vehicles, which had superior cross-country capability. Many QLs and other Bedford Second World War military vehicles served with the British Army, and other forces into the s, and many others were purchased for civilian use after the war.

    Bedford 1961 Vehoniemen automuseo 12.7.2014 Museum of the Automobile



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