ORDERS AND DELIVERIES
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ORE SE MI-T-11 AILE RS FROM ASKERS: Orders have been received by iskers of Andover for a total of 25 of their , 10and 12-ton Super Straight-frame semiiilers. Great Universal Stores Transport s ordered 15 8-ton trailers ; and B.O.A.C. ,o, and Capels Transport three 12-ton alters, The remainder have been ordered tgly by 3. T. Leavesley; Hartfords Ltd.; auxhatl Motors; Moplant (Vehicles) Ltd.; td Overhall Garages.
OUTLMANS FOR BROWNING'S: R. K. 'owning Ltd., of Leighton Buzzard, has tiered two 17-ft.-wheelbase Scammell auteman II eight-wheel rigid vehicles which 71 be fitted with flat platform bodies for neral haulage duties. Equipment will dude 70-gallon fuel tanks and automatic 'assis lubrication.
ELIANCF. BUS AND COACH UNITS DR PORTUGAL: Uniao de Transportaires para Importacao e Comercio Lda., A.E.C.'s sole Portuguese distributor, has ordered a total of 47 Reliance single-deck bus and coach chassis or chassis sets. All will be shipped e.k.d. and assembled in the U.T.1.C. plant at Cabo Ruiva, Lisbon, and include 30 sets of Reliance 470 running units to be built into U.T.I.C. integrally-constructed huses and coaches. The balance will be made up of 16 complete Reliance 470 chassis to be fitted with U.T.I.C. coachwork, and one Reliance 590 chassis with which to sound the market for this more powerful (153 b.h.p.) model.
A.E.C. BREAK THROUGH IN SAUDI ARABIA: Newly appointed A.E.C. distributors for Saudi Arabia, Hajihusein Alireza. of Jeddah, has secured orders for six Mogul long-wheelbase chassis to be operated over internal routes by contractors, Specification includes AV 690 192 b.h.p. engines, power assisted steering and all-metal cabs. An unusual feature for heavy British vehicles is the use of heavy spoked wheel adaptors with demountable rims.
MILITANTS OFF TO LIBYAN OILFIELDS: Delivery has commenced of 12 A.E.C. Militant three-axle six-wheel-drive vehicles destined for oilfield duties in Libya. All-metal sleeper cabs and 50,000-lb. winches are fitted.
£4m. CONTRACT FOR LEYLAND MULTI-FUEL ENGINES: Leyland Motors Ltd. has received contracts from the War Office for a substantial number of 700 h.p. Leyland L.60 multi-fuel power-packs, worth more than Om. The power packs will be used in the new Chieftain battle tank which will replace the present Centurion and Conqueror tanks of the British Army, Developed in conjunction with the Fighting Vehicle Research and Development Establishment, the L60 is a six-cylinder opposedpiston two-stroke cornpression ignition engine of 19-litre (1,160-cu. in.) capacity. Although developed for military purposes the engine also has a commercial potential.