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Indian Pattern Carrier

CountryIndia
Primary RoleArmored Car

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ww2dbaseOfficially designated as "Armoured Carrier, Wheeled, Indian Pattern" (ACV-IP) , the Indian Pattern Carrier armored cars were built in India during WW2 to meet the demands for vehicle from British and Commonwealth troops. They were built by mounting armored hulls (most made by Indian Railways) with imported CMP truck chassis from Canada (made by Ford and General Motors). Between 1940 and 1944, a total of 4,655 were built. They were nearly everywhere Indian units were deployed, including but not limited to Burma, North Africa, and Italy, serving largely in reconnaissance and personnel carrier roles.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia

Last Major Revision: Jan 2011

SPECIFICATIONS

Mk I
MachineryOne Ford V8 gasoline engine rated at 95hp
SuspensionWheel 4x4, leaf spring
Armament1x Boys anti-tank rifle and/or 1x7.7mm Bren machine gun
Armor14mm
Crew4
Length4.72 m
Width2.26 m
Height1.98 m
Weight2.6 t
Speed80 km/h
Range360 km

Photographs

Australian troops in an Indian Pattern Carrier Mk II vehicle in Malaya, 1940-1941A newly constructed Indian Pattern Carrier under testing, India, 1940-1944, photo 1 of 2
See all 4 photographs of Indian Pattern Carrier Armored Car



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Australian troops in an Indian Pattern Carrier Mk II vehicle in Malaya, 1940-1941A newly constructed Indian Pattern Carrier under testing, India, 1940-1944, photo 1 of 2
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