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Danish Army Specific: Delivered by the British forces in Germany just after WW II.
Shown vehicles used by the Signals for telephone maintenance.
Historical
: Ford WOT2 was one of the standardised 4x2 15-cwt trucks, the first type of truck to go in mass production when full mechanisation of the British Army was undertaken in the 1930s. Other makes included the
Morris-Commercial CS8 / C4, Commer, Bedford MW and Guy Ant.
At the outbreak of WW II the Ministry of Supply commissioned a series of "War Office Trucks", designated WOT1 to WOT6 and covering the weight classes 15cwt, 30cwt and 3 ton.
The WOT2 family of trucks progressed from 'infantry trucks' with open cabs (with folding windscreens and canvas doors) and tiltless bodies to 'GS trucks' with (semi-)enclosed cabs and GS bodies with full-length canvas tilts (known as GS Vans). Other special bodywork for the WOT2 included house-type and fire service vans. Some were converted to light AA trucks with 20 mm Polsten or Hispano canon.
The WOT2 series ranged from WOT2A to WOT2H. The WOT2A and C were infantry trucks with open cabs and GS bodies, WOT2B and D were the same but had a GS Van body. With the introduction of weather protection on all 15 cwts in 1943, the WOT2E, F and H got semi-enclosed cabs with full width windscreen and metal half-doors. No G-model was ever made.
Produced from 1939 until 1945 by Ford Motor Company Ltd. of Dagenham.
Almost 60.000 build.
The WOT2 remained in service in the British Army into the fifties, but was eventually superseded by the 1-ton post-war trucks such as the Morris-Commercial MRA1 and Austin K9.
Length: 4.50 m (177 inches).
Width: 2.00 m (79 inches).
Height: 2.28 m (90 inches).
Weight: 3.327 kg (7.395 lb.).
Engine
: Own V8-cylinder, 3.621 cm3 (220 cubic inches) displacement.
Horsepower: 60 at 2.840 rpm.
Transmission: 4-speed.
Transfer case: None.
Electrical system: 12 volt (early models 6 volt).
Brakes: Mechanical.
Tyres: 9.00 - 16.
Fording depth:
without preparation: N/A.
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 104 liter (23 gallons).
Range: N/A.
Crew: N/A.
Additional: The vehicle was identified both as "Ford" and "Fordson", the latter being the name generally used for the Company's commercial vehicles.
Variants:
Ford WOT2 Radio truck (73 kb)


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