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Bedford OXA
IWM-H-9214-armoured-lorry-194104
Clearly the Bedford OXA was quite large. This example operated in England, with the home defense.
Type Armoured car
Place of origin Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
Production history
Manufacturer Bedford Vehicles
Number built 948
Specifications
Weight 6.5 t
Length 4.68 m
Width 1.63 m
Height 2.14 m
Crew 8

Armour up to 9 mm
Primary
armament
Boys anti-tank rifle
Secondary
armament
0.303 in (7.7 mm) Bren machine gun
Engine Bedford 6 cylinder petrol engine
72 hp (54 kW)
Power/weight 11.1 hp/tonne
Suspension 4x2 wheel, leaf spring
Operational
range
480 km
Speed 64 km/h

The Bedford OXA was improvised British heavy armoured car built during World War II by mounting an armoured body onto a Bedford OXD 1.5 ton truck chassis. 948 units were built in 1940-1941. The vehicle was used by British Home Guard units until 1942.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • I. Moschanskiy - Armored vehicles of the Great Britain 1939-1945 part 2, Modelist-Konstruktor, Bronekollektsiya 1999-02 (И. Мощанский - Бронетанковая техника Великобритании 1939-1945 часть 2, Моделист-Конструктор, Бронеколлекция 1999-02).

External linksEdit


British armoured fighting vehicle production during World War II

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