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Great Britain's Humber, Car, Heavy Utility, 4x4, "Box"

Design

The Humber Car was used primarily as a staff and command car.

The main passenger area had a folding map table that was attached to the front seat.

Construction

The Humber Car's cab and body were constructed of steel.

Passengers

There were four fixed seats and two folding ones in the rear.

Stowage

At the rear was a stowage area that had a double door for access.

Production

  • Humber, Car, Heavy Utility, 4x4:
    • Production: May 1941 - 1945

Usage

North Africa

In North Africa, some units modified the Car by removing the metal roof and replacing it with canvas.

After World War II

The Humber Car was used into the 1950s.

Specifications

  Humber, Car, Heavy Utility, 4x4
Crew 1
Passengers 6
Radio  
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 5,308 lb, 5,320 lb
2,413 kg
Length 14' 1"
4.29 m
Height 6' 5"
1.96 m
Width 6' 2"
1.88 m
Ground clearance  
Ground pressure  
Wheelbase 9' 3.75"
2.84 m
Armament  
MG  
Side arms  
Quantity  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm)  
Engine (Make / Model) 1: Humber 1-L-W-F
Bore / stroke  
Cooling  
Cylinders 6
Capacity 4.08 l
Net HP 85
Power to weight ratio  
Compression ratio  
Transmission (Type) 4 forward, 1 reverse
Steering  
Steering ratio  
Starter  
Electrical system  
Ignition  
Fuel (Type) Gasoline
Octane  
Quantity  
Road consumption  
Cross country consumption  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 46.8 mph
75 kph
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 311 miles
500 km
Range - Cross Country  
Turning radius  
Fording depth 1' 11"
0.6 m
Trench crossing  
Vertical obstacle  
Climbing ability  
Suspension (Type)  
Tires 9.25x16

Sources:

  1. The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II, Chris Bishop, 1998
  2. Armored Fighting Vehicles, 300 of the World's Greatest Military Vehicles, Philip Trewhitt, 1999
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site