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Morris-Commercial C8, 4 x 4, 12V (Front view, left side)

 
 

Front view, left side

Picture courtesy of Brian Brodersen

 

Danish Army 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 1950s.
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 IIIs 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 FATs 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.
Brakes: Hydraulic.
Tyres: 10.50 - 16.
Fording depth:
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 IIIs with No. 5 bodywork (38 kb) were delivered to the Danish Army.


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