1935 Leyland Hippo
|Model years||1929 - circa 1969|
|Engine||Six-cylinder inline Leyland L6 diesel|
At the beginning of World War II the British Armed Forces took delivery of 330 militarised Leyland Hippos with an open military cabs and bodies, known in service as the Hippo Mk I or the WSW17. In 1943, as a result of D-Day preparations, Leyland commenced designing an updated version, the Hippo Mk II. Production commenced in 1944 and roughly 1,000 were in service by VE Day. They remained in British service into the 1970s.
Preserved Shell Australia Leyland Hippo fuel tanker
- Commercial Motor, "A new 12-ton six-wheeler", published 15 October 1929, retrieved from archive.commercialmotor.com 20 November 2018.
- National Transport Museum of Ireland, "A rare heavy haulage Leyland Hippo", www.nationaltransportmuseum.org, retrieved 20 November 2018.
- Chris Bishop (ed), The encyclopedia of weapons of World War II, London: Metro Books, 1998, ISBN 1-58663-762-2.
- Pat Ware, A complete directory of military vehicles, Wigston: Anness Publishing Ltd, 2012.