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Chevrolet 8440/CGT, 4 x 4, 6V (Front view, left side)

 
 

Front view, left side

Picture courtesy of Georg Hansen


Danish Army Specific: The Chevrolet 8440 was delivered as a part of the Canadian aid program (MDAP) between 1951 - 1955. The shown Chevrolet 8440 was used in its intended role as FAT - not for the 25-pounder field gun, but the 17-pounder anti-tank gun. The standard artillery limber was not used in this combination.
In the mid 1960s a number of vehicles were converted to
squad-cars (85 kb) by removing the rear body and replacing it by a Danish produced GS-body made of steel.
Historical: The Chevrolet 8440 was based on a standard CMP 101 inch wheelbase chassis. The CGT was patterned on the similar British Morris-Commercial field artillery tractor. It was intended to tow the British 17- and 25-pounder field guns, in combination with the standard artillery limber carrying tools and ammunition.
Early models (1940/41) had British WD-type "Quad"-body design which from 1942 was changed to No. 13 cab with integral sloping-roof rear compartment (shown). and in 1945 to a less conspicious-looking profile with square contours.
Some 22.000 CGT and FGT (same vehicle produced by Ford) were produced during WW II.
After the war several user-countries fitted different body-work again.
Length: 4.62 m (180 inches).
Width: 2.38 m (92 inches).
Height: 2.87 m (111 inches).
Weight: 5.900 kg (12.980 lb.).
Engine
: Own 6-cylinder, 3.548 cm3 (216 cubic inches) displacement, liquid cooled, carburettor.
Horsepower: 85 at 3.400 rpm.
Transmission: 4-speed.
Transfer case: 2 speed.
Electrical system: 6 volt, negative ground.
Brakes: Hydraulic with vacuum servo assistance.
Tyres: 10.50 - 20.
Fording depth:
without preparation: N/A.
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 91 liter (20 gallons).
Range: 290 km (180 miles).
Crew: N/A.
Armament: Available with or without ring mount for 12.7 mm (cal .50) MG.
Additional: N/A.


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