Scammell Pioneer SV/2S: heavy tank transporter
Delivery of a production tank transporter did not begin until 1937. This was equipped with a longer wheelbase for an extended cab to accommodate the tank crew as passengers and larger rear wheels than the artillery tractor and recovery vehicle variants.
30-ton (Pioneer TRCU30) trailer combinations were delivered. In both cases, the trailer was more-or-less fixed to the tractor, not demountable like modern semi-trailer trucks. Hinged ramps were used to get the tank onto the trailer; if the tank was immobilised, it could be pulled onto the trailer with the tractor unit’s winch.
Made in UK in 1942
Engine: 6 cylinders
Power: 102 HP
Max. speed: 40 km/h
Carrying capacity: < 30,000 kg
Empty weight: 9627 kg