BIG4 sidecar (details) variations
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This page intends
to categorize all variations found on military BIG4 sidecars. I do not pretend to have
it complete, but it will cover most variations. If anybody can add more (proven
with photographs) I will be glad to hear. The sequence is arbitrarily taken from
the front to the rear. Parts which to my knowledge have not changed are not
Sidecar for armed passenger use with provisions for the spare wheel on the front shield.
sidecar for armed passenger use with provisions for the spare wheel at the rear of the wooden box.
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. Similar boxes were also used by the Dutch "Wegen Wacht" after the war, but then mounted to BSA's or Harley Davidsons.)
At least one special outfit was built to carry a 3 inch Mortar on a platform mounted onto the chassis of the sidecar.
At least one special outfit was built to carry a 3 inch Mortar.
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||Variation three||Variation four|
Standard passenger body rear mounted spare wheel (prototype with windshield and missing valance on front mudguard)
Standard passenger body front mounted spare wheel
AA type box sidecar, spare wheel at the rear
Mortar mounted on sidecar chassis
Standard passenger body heavily armed
|Electrical parts||Side lamp|
|axle flood light|