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Great Britain's Universal Carrier

Usage

Used on all fronts by the British Armies.1

Specifications

  Universal Carrier1
Crew 31
Radio  
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 4 tons1
Length 12' 4"1
Height 5' 4"1
1.63 m1
Width 6' 11"1
2.11 m1
Width over tracks  
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 1: 14 mm Boys anti-tank rifle1
Secondary 1 or 2: 7.7 mm Bren MG1
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) Ford V-81
Bore / stroke  
Cooling  
Cylinders V-81
Capacity  
Net HP 851
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 32 mph1
52 kph1
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 160 miles1
258 km1
Range - Cross Country  
Turning radius  
Elevation limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical obstacle  
Climbing ability  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side  
Return rollers each side  
Tracks (Type)  
Length  
Width  
Diameter  
Number of links  
Pitch  
Tire tread  
Track centers/tread  

Sources:

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