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
Reportedly used when the Centurions arrived in
Superseded by the Diamond
Historical: 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
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.).
Engine: 6-cylinder Gardner, type 6 LW, 8.369 cm3 (510
cubic inches) displacement, liquid cooled.
Horsepower: 102 at 1.700 rpm.
Transfer case: None.
Electrical system: 24 volt starting and charging,
12 volt lighting.
Tyres: 13.50 - 20 front and 15.00 - 20
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