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Morris CS9

 

Morris CS9

Morris CS9/LAC
Morris CS9 of 12th Royal Lancers at Villiers St Simon, 29 September 1939.
Production history
Manufacturer Morris
Specifications
Weight 4.5 t
Length 15 ft 6 in (4.77 m)
Width 6 ft 9 in (2.05 m)
Height 7 ft (2.13 m)
Crew 4 (commander, gunner, driver, radio operator)

Armour 7 mm
Main
armament
0.55 inch Boys anti-tank rifle
Secondary
armament
0.303 (7.7 mm) Bren light machine gun
Engine Morris 6-cylinder petrol
96 hp (72 kW)
Power/weight 21.3 hp/tonne
Suspension Wheeled: 4 x 2
Operational
range
240 miles (385 km)
Speed 45 mph (73 km/h)

The Morris CS9/Light Armoured Car was a British armoured car used by the British Army in the Second World War.

History

The vehicle was based on a Morris Commercial C9 4x2 15-cwt truck chassis. On this chassis a rivetted hull was mounted with an open-topped two-man turret. The armament consisted of either Boys anti-tank rifle and Bren light machine gun or Vickers machine gun. The vehicle carried a No. 19 radio set.

The prototype was tested in 1936. A further 99 cars were ordered and were delivered in 1938. Thirty-eight of these cars were used by the 12th Royal Lancers in the Battle of France, where all of them

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