MOTOR SUPPLY COMPANY
WORKED FOR THE 81ST AIR DEPOT GROUP
IN BRISBANE, QLD DURING WW2
|visits since 18 December 2002|
The Motor Supply Company in Brisbane took on overhaul and repair work for the 81st Air Depot Group including work on carburettors and tachometers. Test benches were constructed for the testing of carburettors, hydraulics and all engine instruments. They initially had great difficulty in obtaining any technical information on tachometers. Once the necessary technical data was located, the Motor Supply Company increased their output significantly.
They constructed an air-conditioned dustproof instrument room. In approximately 5 months approximately 4,000 instruments passed through this instrument room.
The overhaul and repair rate for carburettors increased from one per day to fifty five per week between September 1942 and March 1943.
Full size versions of the above
photos are available on
my "Australia @ War" CD-Rom
I'd like to thank Bob Livingstone for his assistance with this home page.
"The 81st A.D.G."
© Peter Dunn 2005
This page first produced 18 December 2002
This page last updated 08 July 2005