Specific: Probably used by the
Army Air Corps. Specific use is unknown.
Historical: The F15A is member of a family of trucks known as
Canadian Military Pattern or CMP truck. The prototype of this 15 CWT
truck can be traced back to Sid Swallow and a team at Ford who developed
the vehicle to a British specification laid in the mid 1930´s. The
prototype was based on a strengthened Ford V8 chassis with rear wheel
drive. Later a four wheel drive prototype was produced.
In production three different types of cabs were used; the No. 11 with
side-opened bonnet, the No. 12 with front-opened bonnet and the No. 13
(shown) with a completely different layout. The No. 13 had more space
inside the cab, and forward sloping windscreen.
The 15-cwt CMP truck chassis was
made in large
numbers by Ford (F15) and General Motors (Chevrolet (C15)) from 1940
until 1945. Differences between Ford and GM produced vehicles were among
others the power plant, gear boxes, amount of fuel carried etc. C/F15
denoted 4 x 2 and C/F15A 4 x 4 vehicles.
Body styles included GS, Van, Office,
Wireless, Cable Layer, Personnel, Water Tanker,
Anti-Tank, Tractor, Machinery etc.
Engine: Own V8-cylinder, 3.917 ccm3 (239 cubic
inches) displacement, carburettor, liquid cooled.
Horsepower: 95 at 3.000 rpm.
Transfer case: 1-speed.
Electrical system: 6 volt, positive ground.
Tyres: 9.00 - 16.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 114 liter (25 gallons).