Bowser ID?

Discussion in 'General' started by Peter Clare, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Can anyone ID the bowser in this picture? The aircraft being refueled is Liberator I AM919 P/120, taken June - November 1942, Fayid, Egypt.


  2. andy j

    andy j Junior Member


    It could be a Bedford QL

    Andy J
  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    A bugger from that angle is what that is...

    I think Andy's likely got it with a QL, though at first it seemed too small to me.
    After much staring at pictures this is the only tanker I can find that has the same arrangement down the left hand side. The one in the above picture looks like it might have a ragtop though? :
    A De Havilland Mosquito Mark II of No. 157 Squadron RAF is refuelled from a Butterfields' Prime Mover Petrol Bowser at Hunsdon, Hertfordshire
    W.P. Butterfield were storage tank manufacturers, I don't know if they built standard rear ends for bowsers & there's still a couple of other truck bodies that almost fit what little can be seen in that rear view, but the QL pic from IWM is the only type with exactly the same layout I've come across so far today.
  4. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Andy, Adam

    Thanks for the ID of the bowser. I knew the ID of the aircraft but had no idea what the vehicle was.

    Once again thanks

  5. Bodston

    Bodston Little Willy

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