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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.

Production

  • Morris CS9 Armored Car: 99
    • Production: 1938

Usage

The 12th Royal Lancers had 38 in its complement when it was a member of the British Expeditionary Force in France in 1940.

Specifications

  Morris CS9 Armored Car
Crew 4
Radio Wireless Set No. 9
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 4.2 tons
Length 15' 8"
4.78 m
Height 7' 3"
2.21 m
Width 6' 9"
2.06 m
Width over tracks  
Ground clearance  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 1: 14 mm Boys anti-tank rifle
Secondary  
MG - coaxial 1: 7.7 mm Bren MG
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 Commercial
Bore / stroke  
Cooling  
Cylinders 4
Capacity  
Net HP 70
Power to weight ratio  
Compression ratio  
Transmission (Type)  
Steering  
Steering ratio  
Starter  
Electrical system  
Ignition  
Fuel (Type) Gasoline
Octane  
Quantity  
Road consumption  
Cross country consumption  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 45 mph
72 kph
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 240 miles
386 km
Range - Cross Country  
Turning radius  
Elevation limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical obstacle  
Climbing ability  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side 2
Diameter  
Tire tread  

Sources:

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