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Canada's Carrier, Universal, No. 2 Mark II

Design

Was based on the British Bren Gun Carrier.1 Later in the war the Boys Anti-Tank Rifle was replaced by the PIAT (Projector, Infantry, Anti-Tank).1 Some were fit with the Ronson flame thrower.1

Production

  • Carrier:
    • Manufacturer: Ford Motor Co. of Canada, Canadian Bridge Co.1
    • Production: 1938 - ?1

Specifications

  Carrier, Universal, No. 2 Mark II
Crew 2 (2-4 passengers)1
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 9,885 lb1
Length w/gun  
Length w/o gun 12' 4"1
Height 5' 3"1
Width 6' 11"1
Width over tranks  
Ground clearance 10.5"1
Ground contact length 75"1
Ground pressure 8 psi1
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main Bren light MG1 or
Boys AT Rifle, L/551
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm)  
Hull Front, Upper 7/32"@0°1
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper 9/32"@0°1
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear 9/38"@0°1
Hull Top  
Hull Bottom  
Turret Front  
Turret Sides  
Turret Rear  
Turret Top  
Engine (Make / Model) Ford 90° L Head1
Bore / stroke  
Cooling Water1
Cylinders V-81
Capacity  
Net HP 851
Power to weight ratio  
Compression ratio  
Transmission (Type) 4 forward, 1 reverse1
Steering 2 stage, front bogie shift and braking1
Steering ratio  
Starter  
Electrical system  
Ignition  
Fuel (Type) Gasoline1
Octane  
Quantity 24 gallons1
Road consumption 7 mpg1
Cross country consumption  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 32 mph1
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 160 miles1
Range - Cross Country  
Turning radius  
Elevation limits  
Fording depth 1' 8"1
Trench crossing 5' 3"1
Vertical obstacle 2' 4.5"1
Climbing ability 38° slope1
Suspension (Type) Modified Carden Loyd1
Wheels each side Horstman 1 two-wheel bogie1
Return rollers each side 11
Tracks (Type) Cast steel1
Length  
Width 9.5"1
Diameter  
Number of links 1741
Pitch 1.78"1
Tire tread  
Track centers/tread 68.5"1

Sources:

  1. Tank Data 2, Aberdeen Proving Grounds Series, E. J. Hoffschmidt and W. H. Tantum IV, 1969
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site