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Hero

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Not sure if this has been seen before, but I came across two photos of a Tank Tail Light on the Australian War Memorial Site. They say they're not sure if it is from a MKIV or V.

Two nice views of the tail light, what ever mark of tank it comes from.

 



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Mk.IV it seems...



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Good grief! Never seen that in such detail before. Thank you Helen.

Perhaps they've not noticed the one on Grit is missing...

Gwyn

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Hero

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It does make you wonder what the salvaged parts are hiding in boxes in the World's museums.

I never realised Lucas and King of the Roads were one and the same, may go Front Lamp hunting. :)

 



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Mark IV lighting sets were indeed supplied by Lucas. I knew that - but where did you get the link to King of the Roads from?

(Actually, reading about the source of this lamp, I think it's from a Mark V, but it's probably identical to that on a Mark IV.)

Gwyn

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Hi Gwyn,

Oops should have said "King of the Road' not 'Roads'. confuse

When they mentioned that the Tail Light had a badge on it with King of the Roads written on it, I just chanced my arm and did a search. Up came a number of links explaining that it was the name used on Lucas 'Premium' products. Apparently it was a bit of a marketing cone. Nothing new there! :)

There are also salvaged parts from MKII tanks listed on the site, but no photos. One Item that might interest you is a manufactures plate form tank No 16658

Helen x

 

 



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The Lucas "King of the Road" brand rear light is a standard product used on many motor vehicles of the time. The style is often referred to as the "diver's helmet", and similar products were made by Rotax an CAV.

Is there a clear photograph of the front lights?



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Helen

You are a star! Thank you so much for this.

Gwyn smilesmilesmile



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Hero

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Michael Taylor wrote:

The Lucas "King of the Road" brand rear light is a standard product used on many motor vehicles of the time. The style is often referred to as the "diver's helmet", and similar products were made by Rotax an CAV.

Is there a clear photograph of the front lights?


 Thanks Michael, I typed in your suggestions and there is plenty of info out there. As for the front lights... I believe the one on the Bovi MK1 to be correct, but I will try and get a good photo and see what you think.

Helen x

 



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Helen the info is great. Thank you.



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Anyone who has anything to do with Lucas products knows that the true slogan should have been

"Prince of Darkness" - crappier products would be hard to find. 

Charlie

(who spent lots of wasted youth on British motorcycles)



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