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Universal Carrier Mk II (Front view, right side)

 
 

Front view, right side

Picture courtesy of Henrik Juul-Lauritzen, Holstebro

 

Danish Army Specific: Here a Danish Mk II shown. Both Canadian and British Carriers and riveted as well as welded types were supplied.
Used as APC,
mortar-carrier (136 kb), ammunition-carrier, gun-tractor (37 or 57 mm AT-gun) and from 1953 as "dummy-tank".
Historical
: Developed by Vickers-Armstrong and made in large numbers, with many detail differences, both in the UK and several other countries. Developed as a replacement for the Carden-Loyd Mk VI and designed to transport infantry machine-guns. The prototype appeared in 1935 and large numbers were ordered in 1936 and 1937.
Variants included Bren, Cavalry, Scout, Mortar and Personnel as well as the Universal types.
More than 200.000 produced.
Length: 3.60 m (140 inches).
Width: 2.10 m (82 inches).
Height: 1.60 m (62 inches).
Weight: 3.830 kg (8.515 lb.) approx.
Armour
: 7 - 12 mm (0.28 - 0.47 inches).
Engine
: Ford V8-cylinder, 3.621 cm3 (220 cubic inches) displacement. liquid cooled.
Horsepower: 85 at 3.500 rpm.
Transmission: 4-speed.
Transfer case: None.
Electrical system: 6 volt.
Brakes: Mechanical.
Tyres: None.
Fording depth:
without preparation: N/A.
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 90 liter (20 gallons).
Range: 200 km (125 miles).
Crew: N/A.
Additional: Mk I had a 65 hp and Mk III a 95 hp Ford engine.


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