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C15TA Armoured Truck
C15TA armoured truck.jpg
C15TA seen at Bastogne Barracks
Type Armoured truck
Place of origin  Canada
Production history
Manufacturer General Motors Canada
Weight 4.5 t
Length 4.75 m (15 ft 7 in)
Width 2.34 m (7 ft 8 in)
Height 2.31 m (7 ft 7 in)
Crew 2
Passengers 8

Armour 6-14 mm
Engine GMC 6 cyl. gasoline
100 hp (74 kW)
Power/weight 22.2 hp/tonne
Suspension 4 x 4 wheel, leaf spring
Speed 65 km/h (40 mph)

The C15TA Armoured Truck was an armoured load carrier produced by Canada during the Second World War. It was developed from the Otter Light Reconnaissance Car.


The C15TA Armoured Truck was developed by General Motors Canada along a concept lines of the American M3 Scout Car. The vehicle used the chassis of the Chevrolet C15 Canadian Military Pattern truck design. Between 1943 and 1945 a total of 3,961 units were built in Oshawa, Ontario. Armoured hulls were supplied by the Hamilton Bridge Company.


The C15TA was used by the British and Canadian units in the Northwest Europe campaign as armoured personnel carrier and ambulance (CT15AA). After the end of the hostilities, many vehicles were left in Europe and were subsequently employed by armies of the liberated European countries, including Belgium, Denmark (as M6 Mosegris), the Netherlands (which received at least 396 units), Norway. In addition about 150 were sold by Canada to Spain. Trucks left by the British forces in Vietnam were taken over by the French, which used them in Indochina and later transferred to South Vietnam. A command variant was also exported to the Union of South Africa.

Many C15TAs were employed by the police forces of the Federation of Malaya. In 1955 Portugal received a number of vehicles, known as "Granadeiros", that were later used in the African wars. Some vehicles remained in service until the 1960s.

See also[edit]


  • И. Мощанский - Бронетанковая техника Великобритании 1939-1945 часть 2, Моделист-Конструктор, Бронеколлекция 1999-02 (I. Moschanskiy - Armored vehicles of the Great Britain 1939-1945 part 2, Modelist-Konstruktor, Bronekollektsiya 1999-02)
  • Roger V.Lucy, "The C15TA in Canadian Service",Service Publications,Ottawa, 2012

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