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Great Britain's Humber, Lorry, 8 cwt, 4x2

Design

The Humber 8 cwt was produced in 4x2 and 4x4 versions.

Eventually it was decided to no longer manufacture 8 cwt vehicles as the 5 cwt and 15 cwt worked.

Radio (Fitted For Wireless)

The No. 11 radio was installed in the rear of the truck. There was a generator that charged the radio batteries.

Production

  • Humber, Lorry, 8 cwt:
    • Manufacturer: Humber, Ford, Morris

Variants

  • Humber, Lorry, 8 cwt:
  • Humber, Lorry, 8 cwt, 4x2, FFW: Fitted For Wireless (FFW). Had a map table. No. 11 radio.
  • Humber, Lorry, 8 cwt, 4x4, FFW: Fitted For Wireless (FFW). Had a map table. No. 11 radio.

Specifications

  Humber, Lorry, 8 cwt, 4x2, FFW
Crew 1
Passengers 2 (radio operators)
Radio No. 11
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 3,900 lb
1,769 kg
Length 14' 7"
4.44 m
Height 6' 2.5"
1.89 m
Width 6' 5"
1.96 m
Ground clearance  
Ground pressure  
Wheelbase 9' 4"
2.84 m
Armament  
MG  
Side arms  
Quantity  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm)  
Engine (Make / Model) 1: Humber
Bore / stroke  
Cooling  
Cylinders 6
Capacity  
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  
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road  
Range - Cross Country  
Turning radius  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical obstacle  
Climbing ability  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side 2

Sources:

  1. The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II, Chris Bishop, 1998
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site