Seen at Bridgehead, Bussum (Netherlands)
|Place of origin||Canada|
|Weight||10,880 pounds (empty) 13,200 pounds (gross)|
|Length||14 feet 1 inch|
|Width||7 feet 6 inches|
|Crew||1 + 5 passengers|
|Engine||Chevrolet, 6-cyl 216 cubic inch petrol
85 bhp (52 kW)
|Suspension||Wheel, 4 x 4|
The CMP FAT (Field Artillery Tractor), officially the Chevrolet 8440/CGT Tractor, 4x4, Field Artillery, was an artillery tractor of the British and Commonwealth forces during World War II. CMP stood for Canadian Military Pattern and was applied to a number of trucks, artillery tractors and utility vehicles built in Canada that combined British design requirements with North American automotive engineering.
As with other FATs, the CMP was usually used to tow either the 25 pounder gun-howitzer or the 17 pounder anti-tank gun. A power winch was located above the rear axle for manoeuvring the gun or unbogging the vehicle.
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The first models were produced in 1940/41 and the body went through a number of design changes throughout the war.
Post-war examples were supplied to Denmark who provided their own bodywork.
- Canadian Military Pattern trucks
- Morris C8
- List of military equipment of the Canadian Army during the Second World War
- Bart Vanderveen (1989) 'Historic Military Vehicles Directory'. P. 40
- Bart Vanderveen (1989) 'Historic Military Vehicles Directory'. P. 52
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