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Ford F60B, 4 x 4, 6V (Front view, left side)

 
 

Front view, left side

Picture courtesy of Geert Koch, Oelgod via
Zeppelin- og Garnisons Museum Toender


Danish Army Specific: Used for close-air-defence from late 1945. At least 12 units was used.
Historical
: 40 mm Bofors AA gun on reinforced chassis with extra-wide open cab (no. 43S), seating crew of 4.
The set-up was basically a one-man, hand-operated triple mounting modified as a self-propelled carriage on a Ford 4x4 3 ton truck. Power transfer and elevation with joy-stick control, driven by PTO. Firing was by a solenoid or a mechanical linkage operated by a foot pedal. Spare barrel was carried on left rear.
Length: 6.20 m (244 inches).
Width: 2.39 m (94 inches).
Height: 2.59 m (102 inches).
Weight: 7.800 kg (13.400 lb.).
Engine
: Own V8-cylinder, 3.917 ccm3 (239 cubic inches) displacement, carburettor, liquid cooled.
Horsepower: 95 at 3.000 rpm.
Transmission: 4-speed.
Transfer case: 2-speed.
Electrical system: 6 volt, positive ground.
Brakes: Hydraulic, vacuum-assisted.
Tyres: 10.50 - 20.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 2 x 56 liter (2 x 12 gallons).
Range: N/A.
Crew: 4.
Additional: Four levelling jacks (front, sides and rear) were used to stabilise the vehicle. The rear axle was lockable, which made it possible to "stop-and-shoot" without using the jacks. Another vehicle with the Bofors 40 mm gun was the "Carrier, 30 cwt, SP, 4x4, 40 mm AA (Bofors) Morris-Commercial C9/B 30 cwt". The equipment was designed as a dual-purpose weapon for anti-aircraft/anti-tank use. Several marks existed, but the most common utilised the 40 mm Mk 5 mounting. The frame had no foot-rests and the firing platform was modified to take two ammunition boxes, one on each side. A special seat was fitted to the top of the back of the left-hand seat to give a higher sitting position for use with the Mk 5 correctional sight.


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