Morris C8

Morris C8

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Morris Commercial C8 FAT (Field Artillery Tractor) commonly known as a Quad was an artillery tractor of the British and Commonwealth forces during World War II. It was used to tow field artillery pieces, such as the 25 pounder gun-howitzer, and anti-tank guns, such as the 17 pounder.Although its sloped sides suggest otherwise, the Quad was not armoured.In 1937 the War Department identified a need for a new FAT to supplement, and then replace, the Light Dragon and Morris CDSWs then in service. A specification was issued for a four-wheeled, four-wheel drive vehicle, with winch, on a short chassis. It had to have a sloped all metal body to facilitate chemical decontamination, be able to carry a 16-inch gun wheel, or gun traversing platform, on the roof. Further, it had to be capable of carrying 24 complete rounds of 25 pdr ammunition in their boxes, and at least 8 boxed anti-tank shells, together with gun stores and kit for six personnel.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 613566736X
  • 9786135667363