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

Design

The Humber 8 cwt was produced in 4x2 and 4x4 versions.1

Eventually it was decided to no longer manufacture 8 cwt vehicles as the 5 cwt and 15 cwt worked.1

Radio (Fitted For Wireless)

The No. 11 radio was installed in the rear of the truck.1 There was a generator that charged the radio batteries.1

Production

  • Humber, Lorry, 8 cwt:
    • Manufacturer: Humber1, Ford1, Morris1

Variants

  • Humber, Lorry, 8 cwt:
  • Humber, Lorry, 8 cwt, 4x2, FFW: Fitted For Wireless (FFW).1 Had a map table.1 No. 11 radio.1
  • Humber, Lorry, 8 cwt, 4x4, FFW: Fitted For Wireless (FFW).1 Had a map table.1 No. 11 radio.1

Specifications

  Humber, Lorry, 8 cwt, 4x2, FFW
Crew 11
Passengers 2 (radio operators)1
Radio No. 111
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 3,900 lb1
1,769 kg1
Length 14' 7"1
4.44 m1
Height 6' 2.5"1
1.89 m1
Width 6' 5"1
1.96 m1
Ground clearance  
Ground pressure  
Wheelbase 9' 4"1
2.84 m1
Armament  
MG  
Side arms  
Quantity  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm)  
Engine (Make / Model) 1: Humber1
Bore / stroke  
Cooling  
Cylinders 61
Capacity  
Net HP 851
Power to weight ratio  
Compression ratio  
Transmission (Type) 4 forward, 1 reverse1
Steering  
Steering ratio  
Starter  
Electrical system  
Ignition  
Fuel (Type) Gasoline1
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