Foden Special Vehicles



This great new book from our Roundoak imprint revisits the subject of Foden but this time majors on the company’s output of special build vehicles over the years. No other British Commercial vehicle manufacturer produced such a diverse range of products and we are proud to publish this first ever book to major on Foden’s achievements in this field. There are chapters on each range of vehicle produced, they featuring vehicle history and development – all chapters being very well illustrated. Subjects covered include Military vehicles; TCHD 2 Nuclear Weapons Transporters; Timber Tractors; The Twin-load project; Aircraft Refuellers including those mighty 5 and 6 axled Pythons; Gritters & Snow-ploughs; Crane Carriers; Dump Trucks; Heavy Haulage tractors; Internal Transport including the Bulkrane project in conjunction with British Railways; Truck Mixers. The book also includes Cab designs, Vehicle designations and Engine type schedule. This is a truly impressive book by Wobbe Reitsma, well known in ERF and Foden circles for his enthusiasm for these great but sadly now defunct marques and his text, researched for many years, is very well supported with over 400 b/w and colour pictures sourced from many contributors, enthusiasts and organisations. Few of the book’s impressive range of pictures have been published in book form before and many are published here for the first time. Foden Special Vehicles features over 400 b/w & colour pictures in its 228 pages, is in hardback landscape format with separate dust jacket – printed in the U.K. In stock.