Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Utility Tractor 1932 Personnel Carrier

Two identical photographs (apart from the cropping), the second captioned 1934 Belgium Familleureux. The sides seem to hinge and drop down to provide leg rests for the passengers who are carried on the two sides. This vehicle was used by the Dutch Army to tow a 47mm anti tank gun, the crew riding on the tractor.

1 comment:

  1. David Reasoner14 July 2015 at 17:51

    The KNIL in the Netherlands East Indies ordered 80 of these tractors from Familleureux in Belgium. Unfortunately, the German invasion and occupation of Belgium meant that only 20 or 21 of the order were actually delivered, the remainder being confiscated by the Germans. The KNIL used them for towing both the 47mm Boehler antitank gun and the Rheinmetall 2cm Flak30 antiaircraft gun.