The truck TORTURERS of Farnborough

Craig Moore reports on the work of the British Wheeled Vehicle Experimental Establishment, a vital yet little-known wartime organisation

The ability of trucks to drive up the steep angle of some landing craft ramps and drive down them fully loaded and under control was tested on a brick and concrete incline

During World War Two, the British Wheeled Vehicle Experimental Establishment (WVEE) had the job of testing the performance of all wheeled, halftrack and amphibian vehicles, as well as motorcycles, trailers, tyres, and components of these vehicles. They were also given the dual task of conducting experiments on captured enemy vehicles.

Want to read more?

This is a premium article and requires an active subscription.

Existing subscriber? Sign in now

No subscription?

Pick one of our introductory offers