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Bedford QLT, 4 x 4, 12V  (Front view, right side)

 
 

Front view, right side

Picture courtesy of the Danish Army Material Command

 

Danish Army Specific: Delivered from British surplus stocks after WW II.
Historical: A number of the Bedford QL were the QLT Troop carrier, popularly known as "Trooper" or even "Drooper". Vauxhall Motors supplied the chassis, modified in having two 16-gallon fuel tanks, one in either side of the chassis instead of the normal 28-gallon single tank behind the cab, and an extended exhaust system.
The chassis went to Austin Motor Co in Longbridge, Birmingham for further modifications before mounting the body. These modifications included extension of the chassis frame at the rear, and mounting of the spare wheel below this extension.
The main body offered accommodation for 29 soldiers including their gear. There was an anti-aircraft hatch at the forward end of the body with a machine gun mount. For conversion to the load-carrying role the side seats could be folded back flat and the centre bench assembly could be collapsed and stored under the body floor. There were two side doors, one of either side and two large doors at the rear. The load had to be carried as long forward as possible to avoid steering problems.
From August 1941 and until the end of WW II more than 3.300 QLTs were produced.
Length: N/A.
Width: N/A.
Height: N/A.
Weight: N/A.
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.
Fording depth:
without preparation: 0.4 m (15 inches).
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 2 x 73 liter (2 x 16 gallons).
Range: N/A.
Crew: N/A.
Additional: The vehicle appears to have been modified with a house-type window over the rear axle and a sort of basket over the cab. The modifications indicates the use as improvised shop van or similar.


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