251 backseats

A question of Greg Hall on the exact details of the rear seats made me dig through my files.
The benches of the /C an /D versions are alike in design. The replacing of as many metal parts as possible by wood is evident in the seats of some /D's. The tubes, the stowagebox under the seat and the bulkheads are replaced. They are seen mixed in the field. For ease of production the leather seats are replaced by wood strips in the final stage.


Two pieces of magnificent drawings of Bruce Culver. From the article in Military Modelling Annual 3. It has been done on measurement that he did in Aberdeen. They show the standard seats in their components.

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/1 Copenhagen int xxx Munster /7 in the Fort Knox period interior

The survivor in Copenhagen many years ago. The construction of the backrests in metal.

The survive in Austin in its Aberdeen period. Detail of the tube-frame seat.

The 251/7 now in Munster in its Fort Knox period, mixed seats.


These cut-trough drawings show the standard situation of backrests in the /C and /D and folding seats resembling early versions. Could this strange combination have been done on information about the ambulance version? Otherwise there would have been a lose of valuable storage room. There is no photo graphical evidence for this version.
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/7 Knox int back /9 Patton wood short bench

The same vehicle reveals the interior of the backrests

The restored bench of a 251/9, The Patton museum Fort Knox

This captured /D (Americans) shows a wood covered and a very strange bench (the left seen is the front right bench). It seems to be narrower. It almost must be something special


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