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Bedford QLB, 4 x 4, 12V  (Rear view, left side)


Rear view, left side

Picture courtesy of The Guard Hussar Regiment Historical Collection


Danish Army Specific: Presumably delivered from surplus stocks in Great Britain in 1946. The gun tractors were still part of the inventory in the late 1960s.
Historical: Introduced in about 1941 as a towing vehicle for the 40 mm Bofors light anti-aircraft gun. Enclosed compartment behind cap to accommodate the gun crew of five men. Further 2 crew-members was placed in the cargo area between the rear lockers. In the rear 4 standard 40 mm ammunition boxes holding a total of 96 rounds of ammunition were carried.
Furthermore a spare gun barrel was stored amidships and a spare gun-wheel stowed behind the crew compartment.
The crews personal and fighting kit was kept in containers and lockers. Note the tractor scotch behind the left rear mud-guard.
Approx. 5.500 QLBs were made during WW II.
Length: 5.68 m (221 inches).
Width: 2.28 m (89 inches).
Height: 2.81 m (109 inches).
Weight: N/A.
: 6-cylinder Bedford, 3.519 cm3 (214 cubic inches) displacement, liquid cooled.
Horsepower: 72 at 3.000 rpm.
Transmission: 4-speed gearbox.
Transfer case: 2 speed.
Electrical system: 12 volt.
Brakes: Hydraulic with vacuum servo assistance.
Tyres: 10.50 - 20.
Fording depth:
without preparation: 0.4 m (15 inches).
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 127 liter (28 gallons).
Range: 370 km (230 miles)
Crew: 1 + 8 (in Danish configuration 1 + 6).
Additional: Mounted with 6-ton winch from M.B. Wild & Co or Turner Manufacturing Co Ltd. The cable leaves and fairlead pulleys were so arranged that loads could be hauled from either the front or the rear of the vehicle.

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