Thornycroft Antar

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Thornycroft Antar
Mighty Antar Trekker 2.jpg
Antar Mk2 tractor and DAF trailer with Centurion tank load
TeepHeavy duty tractor
Place o oreegin Unitit Kinrick
Service history
In service1951-1984
Production history
DesignerThornycroft
ManufacturerThornycroft
Produced1951-1964
VariantsMk 1, Mk 2, Mk 3
Specifications
Wecht44,220 lb (20,060 kg)
Lenth332 in (843 cm)
Weenth111 in (282 cm)
Hicht123 in (312 cm)

IngineRover Meteorite Mk 204
1,099 cu in (18.0 L) petrol V8
260 hp (190 kW)
Suspensionwheel 6×4
Speed28 mph (45 km/h)

The Mighty Antar wis a hivy-duty 6×4 tractor unit biggit bi Thornycroft frae the 1940s onwards. For some decades it wis the standard tank transporter o the Breetish Airmy an wis an aw uised bi ither nations. It wis powered bi a shortened V8 land version o the V12 Merlin Aircraft ingine, modified tae run on diesel, an kent as the Rolls-Royce Meteorite.