|Scammell Pioneer R100|
A British Army Scammell Pioneer towing an 8-inch howitzer of 1st Heavy Regiment, near Calais (12 January 1940)
|Type||Tractor, Heavy Artillery|
|Place of origin||United Kingdom|
|Weight||18760 pounds (8.4 tons)|
|Length||20 feet 7 inches|
|Width||8 feet 6 inches|
|Height||9 feet 9 inches|
|Crew||1 + 9|
|Engine||Gardner 6-cylinder diesel|
|Suspension||Wheel, 6 x 4|
The Scammell Pioneer R100 was a British vehicle that was used in the Second World War. The basic vehicle was used as an artillery tractor for heavier pieces such as the 7.2 inch howitzer. This had an 8-ton winch and an overhead runway with a 10-cwt hoist. Early war use included towing the six inch 26cwt howitzer until the AEC Matador gun tractor was issued in sufficient numbers. Precedental images can be seen in "First Victory" by George Forty.
768 units were produced from 1937.
The Pioneer was a popular heavy haulage, forestry and recovery vehicle in civilian service until well into the eighties when more modern and powerful equipment became available.
- Ballast tractor
- "Tractor Heavy Breakdown 6 x 4 Scammell Pioneer Model SV1S". REME Museum. http://www.rememuseum.org.uk/collections_view.aspx?id=19. Retrieved 2013-01-17.
- "Tractor Heavy Breakdown 6 x 4 Scammell Pioneer Model SV2S". REME Museum. http://www.rememuseum.org.uk/collections_view.aspx?id=23. Retrieved 2013-01-18.
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- Bart Vanderveen (1989). Historic Military Vehicles Directory.
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