Specific: Presumably delivered from surplus
stocks in Great Britain in 1946. The gun tractors were
still part of the inventory in the late 1960´s.
Historical: Introduced in about 1941 as
a towing vehicle for the 40 mm Bofors light anti-aircraft
gun. Enclosed compartment behind cap to accommodate the
gun crew of five men. Further 2 crew-members was placed
in the cargo area between the rear lockers. In the rear 4
standard 40 mm ammunition boxes holding a total of 96
rounds of ammunition were carried.
Furthermore a spare gun barrel was stored amidships and a
spare gun-wheel stowed behind the crew compartment.
The crews personal and fighting kit was kept in
containers and lockers. Note the tractor scotch behind
the left rear mud-guard.
Approx. 5.500 QLB´s were made during WW II.
Length: 5.68 m (221 inches).
Width: 2.28 m (89 inches).
Height: 2.81 m (109 inches).
Engine: 6-cylinder Bedford, 3.519 cm3 (214 cubic
inches) displacement, liquid cooled.
Horsepower: 72 at 3.000 rpm.
Transmission: 4-speed gearbox.
Transfer case: 2 speed.
Electrical system: 12 volt.
Brakes: Hydraulic with vacuum servo assistance.
Tyres: 10.50 - 20.
without preparation: 0.4 m (15 inches).
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 127 liter (28 gallons).
Range: 370 km (230 miles)
Crew: 1 + 8 (in Danish configuration 1 +
Additional: Mounted with 6-ton winch
from M.B. Wild & Co or Turner Manufacturing Co Ltd.
The cable leaves and fairlead pulleys were so arranged
that loads could be hauled from either the front or the
rear of the vehicle.