Accession Number:

AD0270552

Title:

EVALUATION OF TRUCK, 3-TON, 4X4, G. S. (BEDFORD)

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ARMY ARMOR BOARD FORT KNOX KY

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Report Date:

1961-10-02

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Tests were conducted on the standard British military truck, 3-ton, 4x4, G.S. Bedford cargo. The vehicle is a 4-wheel drive adaptation of the Bedford 7-ton commercial chassis, which was modified to meet general service requirements for a 3-ton vehicle. The body is designed for the carriage of personnel in addition to general cargo. Body sides and tailboards are removable. The vehicle weighs 9,570 lb with fuel, lubricants, coolant, and on vehicle materiel, but without payload. It is 249 in. long, 95-in. wide, and 100-in. high, and has a 156-in. wheelbase. It is powered by a Bedford 97.8 hp, 6cylinder, water-cooled, gasoline engine, and has a 4-speed, synchromesh transmission with a 2speed transfer case. It utilizes an air-hydraulic service brake system and is equipped with 1100x20 tires. It has a maximum speed of 48 mph and has a cruising range of 260 miles. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE