The outbreak of World War One boosted production of the FWD Model B truck – Tim Gosling recounts the story
My greatest pleasure when attending the War and Peace show is to look out for new vehicles, something different or out of the ordinary. I was not disappointed this year and was thrilled to see a World War One FWD Model B truck which had served with the US Army in France.
I have a great affection for the FWD as we have had one in our family collection for about 25 years and this was a rare opportunity to study another example.
The current owner Xavier Guerin explained that he had owned it for about five years and had bought it from a museum when the contents were sold off. This FWD would have been operated by the US Army Ordnance Corps for the transportation of ammunition.