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West Ham - PE - LAN 444
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No: 13492   Contributor: Ian Moore   Year: 2008   Manufacturer: Maudslay   Country: United Kingdom
West Ham - PE - LAN 444

In reponse to the request for a shot of LAN 44 from West Ham, here it is. Incidentally, despite its AEC appearance, it's actually on a Maudslay chassis.
Picture added on 26 December 2008
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Many thanks. Any idea how long this machine lasted into LFB days?

Added by Kyle Annakin on 27 December 2008.
A few Scottish fire brigades used them and the arguments that it is or not an aec !

Added by Alan Ramsay on 11 May 2017.
That appears to be an AEC. Maudslay had different bodies, even in Scotland.

Added by on 11 May 2017.
see picture #36474 - the recent comment there from an ex Merryweather employee, I think confirms that LAN 444 is on a Maudslay chassis despite looking like an AEC because of the badge. I am writing a history of West Ham FB so I hope that is right!

Added by Petros on 12 May 2017.
Hi petros , it was the grill and front panel , merryweather also built aec and used the same front but did not put a badge where the aec badge would normally be, just to confuse things many firefighters put an aec badge on , hope this makes it easier or more difficult to understand!!

Added by Alan Ramsay on 12 May 2017.
definately a maudsley , merryweather used the maudsley chassis right up to 1960/61 when they no longer became available and I believe it was the mercury chassis after that , the use of the grill if you look on maudsleys website was used by merryweather after maudsley were bought by aec but were still a maudsley chassis built at maudlsley wheo were not fully integrated into aec till after 190 and I hope this helps , different bodystyles were also used but if you look at the grille it had no aec badge and the wheels are maudsley not aec


Added by Donny Mclean on 17 May 2017.
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