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Morris Mk I (Side view, left side)

 
 

Side view, left side

Picture courtesy of Uffe Mortensen, Helsingør

 

Danish Army Specific: Delivered by the British forces in Germany just after WW II. The picture is taken at Air Base Skrydstrup. Quantity and specific use unknown.
Historical
: The Morris Mk I, designated as "light reconnaissance car", was based on a standard 4 x 2 truck chassis. It was produced by the Nuffield Group as a supplement to the Humber Mk I.
It was put into service in 1942 at the Royal Reconnaissance Corps and RAF Regiment, who used them for defending airfields, and later in the war capturing enemy airfields.
The Mk II version with
AWD became available in 1943. Besides the driven front axle a different suspension made the hull sit higher in the air. More than one thousand of these were ordered, although how many were actually produced is unknown.
Some 2.000 Mk I and Mk II had been build when production ceased in 1945.
Length: 3.91 m (154 inches).
Width: 2.03 m (80 inches).
Height: 1.88 m (74 inches).
Weight: 3.251 kg (7.225 lb.).
Armour
: 8 - 14 mm (
Engine
: Own 4-cylinder, 3.501 cm3 (213 cubic inches) displacement.
Horsepower: 71 at 3.100 rpm.
Transmission: 4-speed.
Transfer case: 2-speed.
Electrical system: 12 volt.
Brakes: Hydraulic.
Tyres: 9.25 - 16.
Fording depth:
without preparation: N/A.
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 64 liter (14 gallons).
Range: 230 km (145 miles).
Crew: 1 + 2.
Additional: Run flat tyres, and mounted with a no. 10 radio operated by the commander. Armed with a Boys anti-tank rifle and a Bren gun.


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