A later DB VIG1A version from 1955/6 (no.379/447 built)
|Model status||Discontinued Current|
|Preceded by||David Brown VAK1|
|Superseded by||David Brown VIG1A|
|Engine make||David Brown|
|Fuel type||Petrol, TVO|
|No. of Cylinders||4|
|Bore in (mm)||3.5 "|
|Naturally aspirated, Turbo or Supercharged||NA|
low speed final drive
|Clutch||Singlr plate or Torque converter|
|Gearbox make||David Brown|
|Linkage Category||HD Drawbar hitch|
|Factories||Meltham Mills, Yorkshire, England|
The David Brown VIG1 was an Industrial version of the David Brown VAK1 built by David Brown in Meltham Mills, Yorkshire, England, for the Air Ministry for use as Aircraft supply tugs during WWII. The VIG standing for Vehicle Industrial Government. It features a 37 hp (28 kW) David Brown engine.
The VIG1 had road type tyres and wrap round bodywork and most were fitted with a HD multi hight drawbar hitch.
See Infobox for main spec items.
Options / variationsEdit
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- Petrol or Petrol/TVO engine.
- Fitted with seat for 2nd man (banksman / hitcher)
- Winch unit fitted to some tractors.
- Some fitted with Torque converter transmission for jerk free aircraft pulling
- Road lighting kit (with blackout lens shrouds)
Became the Taskmaster - code VIG/1AR in 1948, then in 1951 the Taskmaster (301C or D) code VIG/1AR2, followed by the 301C or D (air Ministry) - code VIG/1A/AM in 1953
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- production figures (incomplete)
- VIG1/100 - s/n AW 1-750 (1940-45
- VIG1/100A - S/n AWC 1 - ? (1945-?)
- VIG1/462 - s/n AW750-? (1940s-?)
- VIG/1AR - s/n R10001-10392 - (1948-53) (miss match with figures below)
- VIG/1AR2 - s/n R 10325-10415 - (1954-56)
- VIG/1A/AM and VAG/1A/AM2 - s/n AM101-547 - (1954-56)
- VIG/1C - s/n ? - 1953-?
- VIG/1C1 - s/n ? - 1956-?
Also diesel versions, with related codes
- VID/1A/T/AM under same s/n AM101-547 - (1952-56)
List known examples here.
- A few examples of these industrial models have now been restored and appear at shows in the various options. Some have ballast weight to hep with traction when hauling aircraft.
- 297 XUR David Brown VIG sn AM479 shown above.
- 298 XUR David Brown VIG - owned by John Agnew (featured in Old Tractor Magazine no. 80 May 2010)
- RAF 516555 - VIG with rear winch - in the Paul Rackham collection
- XAS 987 - In RAF livery, seen at Newark Vintage Tractor and Heritage Show 2008 (photo above)
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- List of Collections
- Clubs Listing
References / sourcesEdit
- David Brown Tractors 1936-1964, by Alan Earnshaw
- David Brown Tractor Club DBTC web site (link below)