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The British Tanks, Crowood Press. British Mark I Tank, Fletcher, David; Harley, Richard C. Cromwell Cruiser tank Churchill Crocodile Flamethrower. British Mark IV tank.
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Fletcher, David; Bryan, Tony Sherman Firefly. New Vanguard S. Tiger Tank. Mark V tank.
Tait, Janice; Fletcher, David Tracing Your Tank Ancestors. The Rolls-Royce Armoured Car. The Ford and Chevrolet trucks shared a standard cab design, which evolved over the years of production. The first designed at Ford by Sid Swallow , second and third cab designs were called No. The first two type were similar, main difference being two-part radiator grille in No.
The final No. All of the CMP cab designs had a short, " cab forward " configuration that gave CMP trucks their distinctive pug -nosed profile. This design was required to meet the original British specifications for a compact truck design that would be more efficient to transport by ship. The specifications also demanded right-hand drive.
Internally the cab had to accommodate the comparatively large North American engines and it was generally cramped. The wide variety of truck body designs included general service GS , water tanker , fuel tanker, vehicle recovery tow truck , dental clinic, mobile laundry, wireless house, machinery machine shop , folding boat transport, and antitank gun portee. In the list below, a drive specification of NxM means that the vehicle has a total of N wheels and that M of those wheels are driven.
The military specifications did not permit more than two wheels per axle . The cwt CMP trucks were usually called 3-ton lorries or trucks. To meet the pressing demand for military vehicles during World War II, several Commonwealth countries designed light armoured vehicles based on CMP chassis made in Canada. Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. Only two have an anti-tank regiment, which would seem essential for their intended role.
So that's three of the six Mot Divs with Atk Regts by Christmas it seems, leaving three without. I'm trying to recall now whether there was an argument at the time that Motor Divs were simply a way of padding out the order of battle as they could be assembled with fewer resources than were required to complete an Inf Div.
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Going through the relevant British war establishments for does give some different figures for transport from those in Joslen and likewise those above. Below are figures as from the various WEs up to mid, while the number in brackets is as given for the same category by Joslen; My figures amended after a chastening proof read and redo Motorcycles - Cars all - 8-cwt trucks - cwt trucks - Vans - 41 30 1-ton AA LMG - 20 20 cwt lorries - 3-ton lorries - Tractors arty - Ambulances - 24 24 Carriers - Light tanks - 28 28 This excludes Light Aid Detachments from the Army Field Workshop, includes the Div Cav Regt but excludes MG Bns.
It would look better in a PDF table I know. And just to edit, the majority of lorries in the British Divs were always there for carriage of stores and supplies, not moving personnel.
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So while an Inf Div was highly motorised, it was still largely moving at walking pace in terms of its fighting units A British Motor Div would be different again as it had revised WEs for various elements and fewer combatant units. The Scout Carrier differed in minor details from the Bren Carrier used by the infantry, weapons mountings were different and each SC was "fitted for wireless" although in the BEF only one in three actually carried a radio.
By May , both had been replaced in production by the Universal Carrier, which many people kept calling a Bren Carrier.
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