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

Design

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

Production

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

Specifications

  Carrier, Universal, No. 2 Mark II
Crew 2 (2-4 passengers)
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 9,885 lb
Length w/gun  
Length w/o gun 12' 4"
Height 5' 3"
Width 6' 11"
Width over tranks  
Ground clearance 10.5"
Ground contact length 75"
Ground pressure 8 psi
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main Bren light MG or
Boys AT Rifle, L/55
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm)  
Hull Front, Upper 7/32"@0°
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper 9/32"@0°
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear 9/38"@0°
Hull Top  
Hull Bottom  
Turret Front  
Turret Sides  
Turret Rear  
Turret Top  
Engine (Make / Model) Ford 90° L Head
Bore / stroke  
Cooling Water
Cylinders V-8
Capacity  
Net HP 85
Power to weight ratio  
Compression ratio  
Transmission (Type) 4 forward, 1 reverse
Steering 2 stage, front bogie shift and braking
Steering ratio  
Starter  
Electrical system  
Ignition  
Fuel (Type) Gasoline
Octane  
Quantity 24 gallons
Road consumption 7 mpg
Cross country consumption  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 32 mph
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 160 miles
Range - Cross Country  
Turning radius  
Elevation limits  
Fording depth 1' 8"
Trench crossing 5' 3"
Vertical obstacle 2' 4.5"
Climbing ability 38° slope
Suspension (Type) Modified Carden Loyd
Wheels each side Horstman 1 two-wheel bogie
Return rollers each side 1
Tracks (Type) Cast steel
Length  
Width 9.5"
Diameter  
Number of links 174
Pitch 1.78"
Tire tread  
Track centers/tread 68.5"

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