||Oxford Mk V Traveller (Grey)
||Special Regional Radio Investigation
Vehicle, Type 2 (Morris)
||Radio Interference Vehicle
||18392 to 18934 (901 - 903 CXY) 1961
|Date of picture
TOOLS & TRANSPORT
Issue 1, 9.8.63
Special Regional Radio Investigation Vehicle, Type 2
This Instruction describes the special Regional Radio Investigation Vehicle,
Type 2 (Morris) and the facilities which it provides. It has been
specifically designed to meet the requirements of the Eng. Dept. and
Regional Headquarters Radio Investigation duties for which long journeys are
very frequently necessary. The Type 2 (Morris) supersedes the Special
Radio Investigation Vehicle (Hillman) (B 1201 refers). It will be
supplied for use on the aforementioned duties only.
A general view of the vehicle is shown above. It is a General Purpose
Car, Type 2 (Morris) modified to include an apparatus table, aerial fixtures
and a battery tray. The General Purpose Car, Type 2 (Morris) is
described in B 1301.
Three aerial mountings are arranged along the centre line of the vehicle
roof. The forward aerial mounting accommodates a business radio
aerial. The centre mounting is for a direction finding aerial or short
support mast for a light aerial array. The rear mounting takes a
standard rod type aerial. An Aerial-unit No. 17/1, if required, maybe
substituted locally for the rear mounting. Clips are provided to
facilitate the running of the aerial feeder cables from the front and rear
aerial mountings to the operating position.
4. Apparatus table
A detachable apparatus table is supported above the rear off-side passenger
seat. The table is supported on a batten fixed to the rear off-side
door and by two hinged stays. One stay foot locates in a fitting on
the door and the other is held in a similar fitting on the seat valance.
Two turn buttons secure the table in position. Webbing straps anchored
to the underside of the table and equipped with a quick release buckle are
for fastening apparatus to the table.
The rear off-side door must be kept locked while the table
is in position.
5. Battery tray
A detachable open-topped battery tray approximately 13 in. long x8.75 in.
wide 4 in. deep is located on the floor behind the driver's seat.
If the table and battery tray are removed the seating capacity of the
vehicle is the same as the General Purpose Car. With the table and
battery tray in position seating for three persons including the driver is
7. Circulation of demands
As this type of vehicle is regarded as non-standard, demands for it should
be submitted via the Eng. Dept. (Cn3/3).
8. Other features
In all other respects this vehicle is identical with the General Purpose
Car, Type 2 (Morris).