Bedford QL

The Bedford QL was a series of trucks, manufactured by Bedford Vehicles, for use by the British Armed Forces in the Second World War.

Bedford QL
Class Vehicle
Type Self-Propelled artillery
Manufacturer Vauxhall Motors
Production Period 1941 - 1945
Origin United Kingdom - UK (Great Britain)
Country Name Origin Year
United Kingdom - UK (Great Britain) 1941
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
United Kingdom - UK (Great Britain) View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Vauxhall Motors 1941 1945 52247 View

The Bedford QL was in production from 1941 to 1945 and was Bedford's first vehicle series built for the military.

Place of origin  United Kingdom
Service history
Used by British Armed Forces
Wars Second World War
Production history
Manufacturer Vauxhall Motors
Produced 1941-1945
Number built 52247
Variants QL1, QLB, QLC, QLD, QLR, QLT & QLW
Weight 7,225 lb (3,277 kg) (empty)
15,400 lb (6,985 kg) (loaded)
Length 5.99 m (19 ft 8 in)
Width 2.26 m (7 ft 5 in)
Height 10 feet / 2.54m
Crew 1 + 11 passengers
Armour none
Engine Bedford, 6-cyl 3,519 cc(214.7 cu in) petrol
72 hp (54 kW)
Payload capacity 3 tons
Suspension Wheel, 4x4
156 mi (250 km)

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