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Because the import of lorries was not worthwhile any more due to the world economic crisis, Bedford was founded as a commercial motor vehicle manufacturer in 1930. Bedford mainly manufactured delivery vans, light lorries and buses, which had a very large spreading in Great Britain and Ireland. Fire-fighting vehicles and ambulances were modified based on the different lorry models, too. The first Bedford’s were copies of successful American Chevrolet lorries. Besides that, Bedford produced a whole set of lorries for the British army. Captured exemplars of these reliable vehicles were used by the Wehrmacht, gladly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year of construction:

Payload in MT:

Quantity:

 

 

Military vehicles:

 

 

 

 

 

Bedford MW series (4x2)

1939-1945

ca. 0.76 (15cwt)

ca. 66,000

 

 

Bedford OX series (4x2)

1939-1945

ca. 1,5 (30cwt)

ca. 92,000

 

 

Bedford OY series (4x2)

1939-1945

3.0

72,385

 

 

Bedford QL (4x4)

1941-1945

3.0

52,250

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lorries:

 

 

 

 

 

Bedford WHG, WLG

1931-1940

2.0

 

 

 

Bedford WS

1931-1940

ca. 1.5 (30cwt)

 

 

 

Bedford VX, VY

1932-1934

0.4 - 0.6 (8-12cwt)

 

 

 

Bedford ASXC, ASYC

1933-1940

ca. 0.4 (8cwt)

 

 

 

Bedford WTS, WTL

1934-1940

3.0

 

 

 

Bedford VXC, VYC

1934-1935

0.5/0.6 (10/12cwt)

 

 

 

Bedford BXC, BYC

1935-1940

ca. 0.6 (12cwt)

 

 

 

Bedford HC

1938-1947

ca. 0.25 (5cwt)

 

 

 

Bedford K

1939-1953

ca. 1.5 (30cwt)

 

 

 

Bedford MS, ML

1939-1953

2.0

ca. 400

 

 

Bedford OS, OL

1939-1952

3.0

 

 

 

Bedford JC

1940-1948

ca. 0.5 (10cwt)

 

 

 

Bedford OW Serie

1941-1945

5.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Omnibuses:

 

 

 

 

 

Bedford WHB

1931-1935

 

 

 

 

Bedford WLB

1931-1940

 

 

 

 

Bedford WTB

1935-1940

 

 

 

 

Bedford OB

1939-1951

 

 

 

 

Bedford OWB

1942-1945

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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