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Old 08-01-19, 21:52
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Now, recently these two pictures emerged labelled as "Caplad" too.

But clearly this does not have the rear-engined layout of the Caplad - so what is it? I have seen the picture on the left before but cannot recall details...

L4594251 may have been part of the range of WD census numbers H4593648 - H 4594497; SM 2018; Chevrolet; Tractor 4x4 Field Artillery. I cannot find another reference in the Chillwell list.


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Old 08-01-19, 22:32
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L4594251 does seem to have a lot of FAT design features. I suspect it is simply an attempt at a lightly armoured FAT. I think it is a very odd shape for any other role.

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David,

If it was intended as a gun tractor, wouldn't it have been an "H" prefix, rather than changed to an 'L'?

I agree it looks to have many gun tractor features, but I'm wondering why change the prefix to a truck.

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Perhaps during Invasion Planning, the potential need was seen for an armoured 4x4 Truck Tractor for Cargo Trailers and/or Tank Recovery, but the idea never got past the one off prototype/concept vehicle, and this was it?


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If it was intended as a gun tractor, wouldn't it have been an "H" prefix, rather than changed to an 'L'?

I agree it looks to have many gun tractor features, but I'm wondering why change the prefix to a truck.
Mike,
It is not unusual to see the wrong prefix letter used for the census number in the Chilwell list.

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