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Guy Quad-Ant, 4 x 4 (Front view)

 
 

Front view

Picture courtesy of H.P. Christoffersen, Oksboel

 

Danish Army Specific: Among the first vehicles to be received from Britain after WW II.
Historical: The four-wheel drive version (Quad-Ant) was launched in 1938, initially as field artillery tractor. The first two prototypes, one with a petrol engine and one with a Gardner diesel engine, were produced under a contract placed in December 1937. The fist major contract calling for 444 vehicles was placed in November 1938 with deliveries starting in late August the year after. Most of the production vehicles had the beetle-neck body style that it shared with the Morris-Commercial C8.
In 1943 the
GS version (shown) arrived. Besides cargo this version was used as tractor for a six-pounder anti-tank gun.
When production ceased in 1944 around 4.000 had been made.
As a part of an attempt to rationalise the post-war fleet on the British Army the Ant and Quad-Ant was declared obsolete and auctioned of or passed on to other countries.
Length: 4.49 m (177 inches).
Width: 2.26 m (89 inches).
Height: 2.41 m (95 inches).
Weight: 3.327 kg (7.320 lb.).
Engine
: 4-cylinder Meadows 4ELA, 3.686 cm3 (143 cubic inches) displacement, liquid cooled, carburettor.
Horsepower: 60 at 2600 rpm.
Transmission: 4-speed.
Transfer case: Single-speed.
Electrical system: 12 volt.
Brakes: Mechanical.
Tyres: 10.50 - 20.
Fording depth:
without preparation: N/A.
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 70 liter (15.5 gallons).
Range: 256 km (160 miles).
Crew: N/A.
Additional: A armoured scout-car, based on the Quad-Ant Field Artillery Tractor, was designed by the Woolwich Arsenal. Prototypes were ready in 1938.


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