Specific: Ordered along with
the Humber Mk I and Mk IV, but first deliverance took place in 1947 when 65 units
arrived. Demobbed in the early 1960´s along with the
arrival of the M113-family. A total of 92 vehicles were
The picture shows the C15TA at the arrival at Air Base Skrydstrup.
Historical: The C15TA Armoured Truck was
developed by General Motors of Canada along a concept
lines of the American M3A1 Scout Car which were gradually
phased out of production in 1943/44.
The vehicle utilised the chassis of the Chevrolet C15 CMP
truck (Model 8449). The hull was produced by the Hamilton
Bridge Company. Basically a variant of the Otter armoured
car. Also a ambulance variant with a revised hull were
produced in small numbers.
As a personnel carrier, the vehicle seats 8 soldiers with
stowage for their rifles and all their equipment. As a
load carrier, the 8 rear seats can be removed and stowed
in the side kit lockers. The rear foot well is covered by
a plate. As an ambulance, stretcher support brackets are
fitted to take 2 stretchers longitudinally in the body.
Stretchers do not encroach in either front seats. Rear
seat brackets are folded down.
Two large stowage compartments above rear wheels either
side; each taking camouflage net and 4 large haversacks.
four collapsible basket bins inside body to take total of
8 blankets and 8 small haversacks. Bins can be collapsed
and stowed in carrier on rear door. Fittings for 8
Some 3961 units were built from 1943 to 1944 on the
Oshawa Plant in Ontario.
Length: 4.74 m (187 inches).
Width: 2.33 m (92 inches).
Height: 2.31 m (91 inches).
Weight: 4.513 kg (10.030 lb.).
Armour: Front 14 mm, rear and sides 6 mm.
Engine: GMC 6-cylinder, 4.417 cm3 (269.5 cubic
inches) displacement, liquid cooled.
Horsepower: 104 at 3.000 rpm.
Transmission: 4-speed, GM Canada.
Transfer case: 2-speed.
Electrical system: 6/12 volt.
Brakes: Hydraulic, vacuum-assisted.
Tyres: 10.50 - 16.
without preparation: N/A.
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 2 x 90 liter (2 x 20 gallons).
Range: 270 km (168 miles).
Crew: 1 + 7.
Additional: Other known users are
Belgium, Britain, Canada, France, the Netherlands,
Norway, South Vietnam, Spain and Portugal.