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TM 9-2800: Standard Military Motor Vehicles
Technical Manual, U.S. War Department, September 1, 1943
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Technical Manuals: TM 9-746

Parts List: SNL G-166

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Co.

Armament: Supplied by British.

Ammunition: Supplied by British.

[Universal Carrier T16]
RA PD 308901

Classification: None (British only—Universal Bren Carrier)

Purpose: For light reconnaissance and cargo and personnel carrying.

[U.S. WW2 Universal Carrier T16, Dimensions Diagram]

Crew  4
WeightNet (lb) 7,700
Payload(lb) 1,800
Gross (lb) 9,500
Shipping dimensions(cu ft)(sq ft) 
Track width(in.)10
Ground clearance(in.) 10 1/2
Ground pressure(lbs per sq in.)6.4
Electrical system(volts)12
CapacitiesFuel, 72 octane gasoline(gal)23.8
 Cooling system(qt) 26
 Crankcase (refill)(qt)6
CommunicationSupplied by British
Maximum gradability(percent)60
Turning radius(ft) 16
Fording depth(in.)44
Maximum width of ditch vehicle will cross(in.)36
Maximum vertical obstacle vehicle will climb(in.)18
Fuel consumption, average conditions(miles per gal) 4
Cruising range, average conditions(miles)95
Maximum allowable speed(mph)30
   1st  2nd  3rd  4th 
Cruising speed  4.7  9.8  17.8  30 
ManufacturerFordModel GAU370
TypeV-8, 4 cycleNumber of cylinders8
Displacement(cu in.)239
Governed speed(rpm)239
Brake horsepower 100
Ignition typeBattery

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