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MORRRIS QUAD, AMMUNITION STOWAGE

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Dear All,

 

A Morris Quad is designed to tow a limber which in turn tows the 25 pounder.  Does the limber have special holders for each round of ammunition or does it just conveniently hold ammo boxes containing rounds?  More important is the same question in respect of the Quad itself.  Does the quad have a winch?  Any pics of ammunition holders in the Quad would be very helpful.

The information is important and I need it in my professional capacity.

John

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I believe it holds 32 rounds. I have one in my yard which is to go to the USA in the New Year, I will take a photograph today,

Edited by Bob Grundy

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Bob,

Just what I wanted.  Make sure that you have the right export licence as the OGEL might not cover this vehicle.  I am sure that you know what you are doing!

 

John

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Bob,

Thank you for the photo.  I take it that is the rear view of the limber.  Is the ammunition stowage on or in the quad for individual rounds as with the limber or is it specially designed to take ammunition boxes?

John

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John

The view was to the rear left. It has gone to the USA now but I am reasonably sure that there was no storage for the rounds inside the tractor

Bob

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the 96 rounds in the QUAD were stored in ammo lockers behind the rear crew seats and the rear of the QUAD access to them from the locker doors at the back

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I spoke to my dad about this at the weekend, he was a Morris Quad driver in 20th field regiment RA 1954-56.

He confirmed that there was no built in stowage in the Quad for ammunition, sometimes they would carry extra rounds (boxed) on the floor of the crew compartment if they were doing a big shoot, but this was rare and not too popular with the gun crew.

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l would suggest that a look at wheels and tracks no29 on the article on the morris  commercial quad and the diagram of stowage

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I'm at a bit of a loss exactly how, if the limber carried 32 rounds, the back of the Quad managed to fit in three times as many, to be honest.

This photo, showing the rear locker doors open, doesn't seem to show any ammo storage.

https://www.shutterstock.com/editorial/image-editorial/world-war-ii-quad-for-the-25-pounder-gun-and-limber-waggon-1323529a

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Exactly, Dad said that the lockers were used for his kit and the gun crews, plus tools and the rods for lining up the gun,

There's just no way you could get 96 shells and cartridges in there, you'd struggle to get that amount in the gun crew compartment.

 

 Great picture, thanks for the link.

 

Edited by crustyone

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this is from a book compiled by brigadier K Timbers royal artillery institution  on the subject the 25 pounder gun limber and quad and other contributors from the royal artillery and museums the article on the quad was compiled with the help of Richard   and Micheal  Peacock both well known for their restorations of quads and the CDSW artillery tractor also Richard was a major serving in ww2 with the royal artillery with both of these types so l think it fair to say these people should know a thing or two on this subject 

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