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Great Britain's Guy Lizard Command Vehicle

Design

The British Army wanted a 4x4 command vehicle that could be used as a mobile headquarters.1

Guy won a development contract in 1939.1

Chassis

The Guy Lizard 4x4 chassis was used.1

Engine

A diesel Gardner engine was used.1

Prototype

The Guy Lizard prototype was an open box with the command area able to access the driver's position.1

Production

30 were ordered to be produced.1

  • Total: 211

Usage

Most of the Guy Lizard command vehicles remained in Britain, though some were sent to the 8th Army in North Africa as one was captured by the Italians.1

Specifications

  Guy Lizard Command Vehicle1
Crew 61
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 10.5 tons1
10,668 kg1
Length 21' 3"1
6.48 m1
Height 8' 9"1
2.67 m1
Width 8'1
2.44 m1
Ground clearance  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) 121
Hull Front, Upper  
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper  
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear  
Hull Top  
Hull Bottom  
Turret Front  
Turret Sides  
Turret Rear  
Turret Top  
Engine (Make / Model) Gardner1
Cylinders 61
HP 951
Transmission  
Fuel type Diesel1
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 35 mph1
56 kph1
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 350 miles1
563 km1
Range - Cross Country  
Turning radius  
Elevation limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical Obstacle  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side  
Tires  

Sources:

  1. World Encyclopedia of Armored Fighting Vehicles, Jack Livesey, 2006
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site