Specific: Delivered by the
British forces in Germany just after WW II. Used to tow a
British 25 pounder field-gun. Replaced by GMC tractors
(CCKW-352) in the mid 1950´s.
Historical: As a type introduced by Guy Motors
and Morris Commercial Cars in 1937/38. Guy Motors started
production in 1938. Due to limitations in capacity,
Morris Commercial Cars Ltd were approached to put a
similar tractor, based on Morris Commercial's 4 x 4 C8
chassis, in production in late 1939, followed later by
Karrier and General Motors in Canada. Standard towing
vehicle in all British artillery regiments, towing a 25
pounder gun and an ammunition limber.
When production ended in 1945 more than 10.000 vehicles through 3 Marks
had been made by
Morris Commercial with the Mk III as
the most numerous with approx. 6.000 units produced.
Shown is an early Mk III - late Mk III´s had a 4-door
body with a box-like rear. This bodywork was known as
"No. 5", and around 1.500 were made.
As type the FAT´s remained in service with the British Army until 1959.
Length: 4.49 m (177 inches).
Width: 2.28 m (90 inches).
Height: 2.36 m (93 inches).
Weight: 5.645 kg (12.545 lb.).
Engine: Own 4-cylinder, type EH, 3.519 cm3 (214 cubic
inches) displacement, liquid cooled.
Horsepower: 70 at 3.000 rpm.
Transmission: 5-speed gearbox.
Transfer case: Single-speed transfer-box with
front axle disconnect (except 1st and reverse).
Electrical system: 12 volt.
Tyres: 10.50 - 16.
without preparation: 0.4 m (15 inches).
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 2 x 68 liter (25 gallons).
Range: 256 km (160 miles).
Crew: 1 + 5.
Additional: 4-ton WA winch. The spare
wheel was carried on the sloping rear deck. Also Mk III´s with No. 5 bodywork (38 kb) were delivered to
the Danish Army.