Bedford OXA

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Bedford OXA
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In England on home defence.
Type Armoured car
Place of origin United Kingdom
Production history
Manufacturer Bedford (General Motors)
No. built 948
Specifications
Weight 6.5 t (6.4 long tons)
Length 4.68 m (15 ft 4 in)
Width 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Height 2.14 m (7 ft 0 in)
Crew 8

Armour up to 9 mm
Main
armament
Boys anti-tank rifle
Secondary
armament
0.303 in (7.7 mm) Bren machine gun
Engine Bedford 6-cylinder petrol engine
72 hp (54 kW)
Power/weight 11.1 hp/tonne
Suspension 4x2 wheel, leaf spring
Operational
range
480 km (300 mi)
Speed 64 km/h (40 mph)

The Bedford OXA was serial built British heavy armoured car, made during the Second World War, by mounting an armoured body onto a Bedford OXD 30cwt (1.5 ton) truck chassis. 948 units were built in 1940–1941. The vehicle was used by regular units in 1940 and British Home Guard units until 1942. Its official designation was "Lorry 30cwt Anti-Tank". Its Anti-tank weapon was a Boys anti-tank rifle.

References[edit]

  • I. Moschanskiy - Armored vehicles of the Great Britain 1939–1945 part 2, Modelist-Konstruktor, Bronekollektsiya 1999-02 (И. Мощанский - Бронетанковая техника Великобритании 1939–1945 часть 2, Моделист-Конструктор, Бронеколлекция 1999-02).

See also[edit]

Bedford OXD truck, on which the OXA was based