Iwould like any info. on Ts used in WW 1 or where I can any info. and pictures. Thanks Rich.
Recommend you Google WW I and Model T Ford -- you will be amazed at what turns up. Also see the Canadian issue of the 1915 or so Ford Times at: http://www.mtfca.com/books/ford_times.htm lots of good info. The plastic model sites also have a lot on the subject. Good luck.
Hap 1915 Model T Touring cut off and made into a pickup truck and 1907 Model S Ford Runabout in SC
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Many nations used them as ambulance/transports.
The FJ Kid has posted some photo details from the AWM.
Commonwealth Forces used them as light patrol cars.
The British also had something similar but with a Vickers machine gun as opposed to the Australian Lewis gun in the photos.
Have some more info and pictures of post WW1 T's if anyone would like to see it posted.
National Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, Canada.
Frank Buckles in Charlestown, W.Va is the last american alive who knows what it was like to drive army vehicles (most likely many Model T's) in France during WW1.
Here's an interesting article http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-03-27-cover-ww1-vet_N.htm?POE=NEWISVA
I saw a very nicely restored Model T aircraft starter truck at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford England. Very interesting piece - was used on planes during the '30s through early WWII without inertial starters. The truck had an axle mounted above the bed driven from a power takeoff that connected to the prop hub. Would spin the prop until the engine started.
I found this pic on the wall in a conference room of a small cargo airline in Madrid. It's sure to be Madrid, but no doubt later than WWI, judging by the streamlining of the plane's cowl and struts.
By the prop, you see this is not a British plane, as their engines spin backwards..
Post your question on the "other" forum as well. User name "Touringtom" has done some neat research into the Model T ambulance bodies used during WWI.
Excellent story about Frank Buckles. It's great to hear those folks tell of bygone days - it's like a direct pipeline to history. When they're all gone, that's a door that will be shut forever.
It reminds me of my next-door neighbor when I used to live in Staten Island. He died in 1997, 3 weeks short of his 100th birthday. Not only was he in France in WWI, but he was also in Mexico with Gen. Pershing, chasing Pancho Villa. Up till almost the end, he would tell us about his experiences.
As for Villa, he told us "y'know, we never DID catch him!".
Rich, The other Forum has a member from England who pops in occassionally and has done some research on the Model T and WWI. He used to have pictures posted on his web site on this topic. If I have the spelling correct his name is Jem Bowkett.....Michael Pawelek