Morris CDSW

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Morris CDSW
18pdrTowedByMorrisTractor1938.jpg
Morris CDSW, limber, and 18-pounder field gun (1938)
Type Artillery tractor
Place of origin  United Kingdom
Service history
Used by UK
Wars Second World War
Production history
Designer Morris Commercial Cars
Manufacturer Morris and others
Specifications

Armour none

The Morris CDSW 6x4 was a six-wheeled artillery tractor brought into service in the early to mid-1930s by the British Army to tow its field guns.[1][2]

Typically it was used to pull the 18-pounder field gun and the 4.5-inch howitzer, and later the 25-pounder gun-howitzer which replaced those two weapons. It was also used, with a modified body, for hauling the 40mm Bofors in the Light Anti-Aircraft (LAA) regiments. A version equipped with a crane was used for "breakdown" work. It was for the large part replaced in its primary role towing the 25 pdrs by the Morris C8 "Quad".[1][2]

CDSW indicated model "C", Double Axle rear "D", Six Cylinder Engine "S" and Winch "W".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ventham, Philip and Fletcher, David (1990) Moving the guns: the mechanisation of the Royal Artillery, 1854-1939, HMSO ISBN 0-11-290477-7, ISBN 978-0-11-290477-9
  2. ^ a b Fletcher, David (1998)British military transport, 1829-1956, HM Stationery Office, ISBN 0-11-290570-6, ISBN 978-0-11-290570-7
  3. ^ Patterson, Ian (2001), History of the British 7th Armoured Division: Equipment Used By The Artillery Regiments, archived from the original on 2012-06-30 [dead link]

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