Austin K5 general cargo lorry
|Place of origin||United Kingdom|
|In service||Second World War|
|Length||19 ft 8 inches (5.99 m)|
|Width||7 ft 3 inch (2.21 m)|
|Height||9 ft 11 in (3.02 m)|
|Engine||Austin 6-cylinder, 3995 cc petrol
|Payload capacity||3 tons|
|Suspension||Wheel, 4 × 4|
The K5 was used with open body and cab for carrying the Ordnance QF 6 pounder anti-tank gun portee in the North African Campaign or with an enclosed cab for General Service (GS). Enclosed body versions were used for salvage and rescue work in the UK.
It was nicknamed the "Screamer" because of a rather noisy transfer case.
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