Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Artillery Tractor 1929 Low Sides

This picture also appears on p63 of Ventham and Fletcher's Moving the Guns. It is the prototype 2 ton tractor, based on D5E1, the Artillery Observer's Vehicle, but without the high sided body. This prototype took part in the 1930 Wool trials. After performing well 14 vehicles were ordered (the Light Dragon) and delivered in 1931, when they were issued to 20 Battery of the 9th Field Brigade RA to replace their Birch Guns. The production veicle can be seen here.

Towing an 18 pdr and limber

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