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Scammell Pioneer TRMU 30, 6 x 4 (Front view, left side)


Front view, left side

Picture courtesy of The Guard Hussar Regiment Historical Collection


Danish Army Specific: 2 transporters delivered by the British forces in Germany just after WW II. As no tanks were delivered before 1952/53 (Sherman/Centurion), they only saw limited use in their intended role.
Reportedly used when the Centurions arrived in 1953.
Superseded by the
Diamond T 981.
: Sometime between September 1937 and June 1939 the British War Office placed a contract with Scammell for eight 20-ton semi-trailer tank transporters (TRMU 20). Loading was effected by removing the rear boogie, and lowering the rear of the trailer by the use of screw jacks. The trailer was re-designed to incorporate folding ramps, and was subsequently re-designed again to raise the capacity from 20 to 30 tons (TRMU 30).
The trailer was designated TRCU/20 (TRCU/30 for the 30-ton version).
A total of 574 were build from 1937 - 45.
Length: 15.14 m (596 inches).
Width: 2.89 m (114 inches).
Height: 3.33 m (131 inches).
Weight: 20.059 kg (44.575 lb.).
: 6-cylinder Gardner, type 6 LW, 8.369 cm3 (510 cubic inches) displacement, liquid cooled.
Horsepower: 102 at 1.700 rpm.
Transmission: 6-speed.
Transfer case: None.
Electrical system: 24 volt starting and charging, 12 volt lighting.
Brakes: Air.
Tyres: 13.50 - 20 front and 15.00 - 20 rear.
Fording depth:
without preparation: N/A.
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Diesel.
Fuel capacity: 245 liter (54 gallons).
Range: Approx. 290 km (180 miles).
Crew: 1 + 6.
Additional: 8 ton winch. The trailer ramps were lowered by hand winches. Note the open cab at the rear.

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