16H sidecar (details) variations
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This page intends
to categorize all variations found on military 16H sidecars. I do not pretend to have
it complete, but it will cover most found variations. If anybody can add more (proven
with photographs) I will be glad to hear. The sequence is arbitrarily taken from
the left to the right. Parts which to my knowledge have not changed are not
The basic user of 16H machines with sidecars was the RAF. A number went to the Royal Navy. To what extend the army used sidecars on 16H machines is not known.
Of the total of over 3500 RAF m/c's, the majority had a Norton Model G sidecar.
The Model G was introduced in 1938. The sidecar frames were typically Norton, but bodies were probably made by Swallow (owned by Jaguar).
Model G sidecar as advertised in 1938 Norton catalogue.
Sidecar for passenger, civilian style.
Sidecar for transport of goods with a so called "AA type" sidecar box.
(This later type apparently referred to the pre war (UK) Automobile Association sidecars which were used to carry tools and basic spare parts to keep members of the AA mobile in case of break downs. These boxes were also used by the Dutch "Wegenwacht" after the war, but then mounted to BSA's or Harley Davidsons.)
First variation mentioned in each row is the oldest, variations in one column not necessarily same time frame between rows.
|Item||Variation one||Variation two|
AA Box sidecar (postwar number plate)