AEC Trucks



AEC - the Associated Equipment Company of the UK. FWD (England) was set up after world war one due to the number of FWD trucks left in Europe after the war. From 1929 FWD trucks were built in conjunction with AEC and later still they were marketted simply as AEC trucks.

A special connection between AEC and Australia is the 8×8 AEC Road-Train, built for the British Overseas Mechanical Transport Directing Committee, and brought to Australia in 1934.

The AEC Model 850 (prior to 1929 FWD R6T) truck (6×6) is believed to have been manufactured in 1931.
Engine AEC 6-cyl petrol 95bhp, weight 19,152 lbs, loa 231", width 90" height 104", six wheel drive.


The British AEC Matador 4×4 truck dates from World War Two. The trucks are held by the Imperial War Museum.

cream 4 by 4

AEC Mammoth Major Militant 6x6, 2007
green and red 6 by 6
and November 2008 (HCVC show)

The AEC Mammoth Major Militant 6x6 was used on the Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Scheme. It has an 11.3-litre diesel engine, 5-speed gearbox, 2-speed transfer case, 14.00x20 tyres. (23/11/2008: The owner was seeking a 6-speed gearbox, and transfer case.)

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