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Australian War Memorial 3 ton Truck with Breda cannon.

This Australian War Memorial (AWM) exhibit illustrates an improvised mobile gun truck.  The gun is an Italian 20mm Breda cannon bolted to the cargo tray on a militarised Chevrolet or Ford 3 ton truck.

The truck is most likely made by Chevrolet based on the grill work.  However this modification could have just as easily been based on a Ford truck, that were also in service with Australian Forces in the Western Desert.

 

 

The truck exhibits high cut mudguards and large diameter military pattern tyres.

A close up of the unit emblem.

 

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