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Chevrolet 8440/CGT, 4 x 4, 6V (Front view, left side)

 
 

Front view, left side

Picture courtesy of Danish Army Material Command


Danish Army Specific: The Chevrolet 8440 is a Danish rebodied WW II FAT delivered as a part of the Canadian aid program (MDAP) between 1951 - 1955. Used as squad-car.
A small number appears to have been used in their intended role as
artillery tractors (144 kb) during the 1960s.
Historical
: Standard CMP 101 inch wheelbase chassis. The CGT was based on the similar British Morris-Commercial field artillery tractor. It was intended to tow the British 17- and 25-pounder field guns, in combination with the standard artillery limber carrying tools and ammunition.
Some 22.000 CGT and FGT (same vehicle produced by Ford) were produced during WW II.
Length: 4.62 m (180 inches).
Width: 2.38 m (92 inches).
Height: 2.87 m (111 inches).
Weight: 5.900 kg (12.980 lb.).
Engine
: Own 6-cylinder, 3.548 cm3 (216 cubic inches) displacement, liquid cooled, carburettor.
Horsepower: 85 at 3.400 rpm.
Transmission: 4-speed.
Transfer case: 2 speed.
Electrical system: 6 volt, negative ground.
Brakes: Hydraulic with vacuum servo assistance.
Tyres: 10.50 - 20.
Fording depth:
without preparation: N/A.
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 91 liter (20 gallons).
Range: 290 km (180 miles).
Crew: N/A.
Armament: Available with or without ring mount for 12.7 mm (cal .50) MG.
Additional: N/A.


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