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British Light Utility Car 10HP Unknown Unit, Northwestern Europe 1944
General Background
Early in WWII the need for a small utility vehicle became apparent. To expedite the manufacturing process some civilian car designs were modified. These small utility vehicles were usually referred to as “tilly”, a play on the word utility. There were 4 major producers of these vehicles, Austin, Hillman, Standard and Morris. Manufacturers kept some of their distinctive physical features such as hoods (bonnets) and grilles. The “tilly” was well suited for the multitude of tasks it was assigned and became an iconic WWII British vehicle.
Specifications :
Engine: 4 cylinder petrol 1,237 cc, 29 hp @ 4,000 rpm
Electrical System: 12 volts
Transmission: 4 forward gears, 1 reverse
Weight: 2,435 lbs
Length: 13 ft
Width: 5 ft
Height: 6 ft 7 ins
Wheelbase: 7 ft 8 ins.
Ground Clearance: 7.5 ins.
Suspension: Leaf Springs
Tyres: 6.00 – 16 ins.
Brakes: Mechanical 9 inch drums
Drive: Rear Wheel
Number Manufactured: Approximately 30,000