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Great Britain's Morris CS9 Armored Car

Design

The Morris CS9 Armored Car was based on the Morris 4x2 15cwt truck chassis.1

Production

  • Morris CS9 Armored Car: 991
    • Production: 19381

Usage

The 12th Royal Lancers had 38 in its complement when it was a member of the British Expeditionary Force in France in 1940.1

Specifications

  Morris CS9 Armored Car1
Crew 41
Radio Wireless Set No. 91
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 4.2 tons1
Length 15' 8"1
4.78 m1
Height 7' 3"1
2.21 m1
Width 6' 9"1
2.06 m1
Width over tracks  
Ground clearance  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 1: 14 mm Boys anti-tank rifle1
Secondary  
MG - coaxial 1: 7.7 mm Bren MG1
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm)  
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) Morris Commercial1
Bore / stroke  
Cooling  
Cylinders 41
Capacity  
Net HP 701
Power to weight ratio  
Compression ratio  
Transmission (Type)  
Steering  
Steering ratio  
Starter  
Electrical system  
Ignition  
Fuel (Type) Gasoline1
Octane  
Quantity  
Road consumption  
Cross country consumption  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 45 mph1
72 kph1
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 240 miles1
386 km1
Range - Cross Country  
Turning radius  
Elevation limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical obstacle  
Climbing ability  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side 21
Diameter  
Tire tread  

Sources:

  1. Western Allied Tanks 1939-45, David Porter, 2009
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site