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Austin 10hp Tilly.

Officially this militarised version of the Austin 10hp was known as the Light Utility Truck, but they soon became known as the "Tilly" by those that drove them during the war. The example shown below is in use overseas, in the background are what look to be RAF buildings covered with camouflage netting. The first photograph shows a military chap stood with his trusty Austin, door ajar. Note the heavy duty wheels and the Town & Country tyres fitted to the Tilly.
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Austin 10 Tilly during WW2
Photo #2 shows the same chap with his Austin, although now he's sat on the small Austin's bonnet.
Second photo of the wartime Austin 10 Tilly
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A number of militarised Austins of the late 1930s and early 1940s can be found on the site, including, for example, this Austin 8 staff car.

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