Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Tanker's Tuesday: T55E1 Gun Motor Carriage

The T55 Gun Motor Carriage has it origins in the
experimental 8x8 desert vehicle designed by Cook
Brothers. They started by building a chassis that
joined two powered 4x4 bogies, each with its own
engine, into an 8x8 vehicle. This unusual vehicle
steered by pivoting the entire front bogie.

It became known as Cook’s Cozy Cabin because of
its box-like shape. Little interest was shown in this
all-terrain vehicle by the US Army, but Cook Brothers
began work on an experimental tank destroyer.


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