Austin K5
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Austin K5 general cargo lorry
Type Military truck
Place of origin  United Kingdom
Service history
In service Second World War
Production history
Manufacturer Austin Motor Company
Produced 1941-1945
Number built 12,280
Weight 6.7 tonnes
Length 19 ft 8 inches (5.99 m)
Width 7 ft 3 inch (2.21 m)
Height 9 ft 11 in (3.02 m)

Armour None
Engine Austin 6-cylinder, 3995 cc petrol
85 hp
Payload capacity 3 tons
Suspension Wheel, 4 × 4

The Austin K5 was a British heavy military truck built by the Austin Motor Company for use during the Second World War.

The K5 was used with open body and cab for carrying the QF 6 pounder anti-tank gun portee in the North African Campaign or with a enclosed cab for General Service (GS). Enclosed body versions were used for salvage and rescue work in the UK.

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