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"Sand Channels for Armored Cars" from Tactical and Technical Trends

The following report on stowage of sand channels on British armored cars in WWII was originally published in Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 1, June 18, 1942.

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It has been recommended that sand channels be carried on Humber armored cars, stowed across the nose of the vehicle. From the point of view of loading it is considered that no worse place could have been chosen. The front axle already has the entire weight of the spare wheel imposed upon it, and the additional weight of the sand channels forward of the front axle will aggravate matters still further.

This question of sand channels has been investigated and a new and much lighter design is under consideration by the Director of Tank Design. Modifications for moving the spare wheel from the front to the offside of all armored cars are also being incorporated in all vehicles. It is considered that this will greatly relieve the front spring which in any case, is being strengthened.


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