Anybody know anything about the British Airborne jeeps fitted with some sort of recoilless rifles used at Suez?
The back seems to have been cut out and a barrel clamp fitted on the scuttle in front of the passenger seat. There are newsreel pictures shown on the Pathe site of such a vehicle being loaded onto an aircraft carrier at the end of the "adventure". Does anybody know what sort of weapon was fitted.
I only ask because my jeep - ex British Army first road registered 1960 - had had the back panel cut out, had airborne modifications and had had some sort of weapon fitted on a pintle mount in the centre of the vehicle. In addition. there was an overall coat of sand paint below numerous green layers.
I had always assumed the back panel had been cut out in it's civilian life to make a pick-up - but the picture I have seen now points to the fact that it might have been done during its military service.
Any ideas - details of British modifications seem pretty sparce and details of post war modifications seem non-existent
Ford GPW 43097 DoD 29th June 1942 Ex M1501912/40YH40
Trailer, 2 wheeled, 10cwt GS