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    Somewhat "harder" than most allied soft skins, the Morris Commercial Quad Tractor was always been for me a favorite 4x4 war machine.

    The Quad C8, as it was best known, was introduced in 1939 to tow both the 18 and 25 pounder guns. It had superior cross-country mobility and offered great protection. The fully enclosed body was phased out in 1944 and replaced with an open top.






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    I agree, and good looking to boot

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    • #3
      Since you're talking about the quad, can't help but think of the universal carrier, perhaps the most iconic british vehicle of WW2, and definitely my personnal favourite

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      • #4
        The universial carrier was also made in an incredible high number, even the Italians made a copy of it and it was a good recon vehicle and very British indeed.
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          One of my faves is the M5 High Speed Tractor



          But the one that won WW2 was the Deuce and a Half

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          • #6
            Introduced in 1943 the Canadian built C15TA was cast in the roles of general load carrier, armoured ambulance and convoy escort.

            This vehicle proved so rugged that it was still in service with army of South Vietnam in 1969.


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            • #7
              I've been trying to find a picture of a mamoth for quite awhile if anybody has one this seems like the right place to find it.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by frisco17 View Post
                I've been trying to find a picture of a mamoth for quite awhile if anybody has one this seems like the right place to find it.
                Mamoth? Can you be more specific? I have a huge library.
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                • #9
                  Do you mean the Matador?

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                  • #10
                    Well, if that's what he meant, they had a six-wheel version also.

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                    • #11
                      No, it's definatly the mamoth but I don't know anything else about the name. They were used in North Africa by the British and many were captured and used by the DAK. I think Rommel used one as a command vehicle for awhile.
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                        Originally posted by frisco17 View Post
                        No, it's definatly the mamoth but I don't know anything else about the name. They were used in North Africa by the British and many were captured and used by the DAK. I think Rommel used one as a command vehicle for awhile.
                        Okay; that was the Matador. Rommel's was named 'Mammoth'.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by RichardS View Post
                          Okay; that was the Matador. Rommel's was named 'Mammoth'.
                          Well, that solves the mystery. To cap off the discussion I did some serious searching through my library and found a photo, from the rear of the vehicle only unfortunately, of Rommel's mammoth.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Janos View Post
                            One of my faves is the M5 High Speed Tractor




                            Here's one for yah!
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Pirate-Drakk View Post


                              Here's one for yah!
                              Thanks! I couldn't find a real pic of one (I was moving fast and flying low). It's a beautiful machine!
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