Based on the Morris-commercial 15cwt Platoon truck, these vehicles were issued to cavalry regiments on mechanisation for the transport of soldiers in an ill-defined scout role as ‘Mechanised Cavalry’.
Fitted with bench seats with stowage for 2 ground-mounted machine guns, they offered little protection and only a modest cross-country performance since they lacked 4-wheel drive.
The concept of using cavalry in this way was abandoned before the outbreak of war.
|2 (+6 passengers)
|Morris 6 cyl developing 50bhp
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