1936 Ford Half-Track - Ottawa, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 45° 25.003 W 075° 43.025
18T E 443894 N 5029494
Quick Description: This Ford Half-Track was the first military vehicle to be designed in Canada. It is located in the Lebreton Gallery of the Canadian War Museum, in Ottawa, Ontario
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 7/12/2018 8:31:28 PM
Waymark Code: WMYQT4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 4

Long Description:
Text of the plaque:

Ford Half-Track

The Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) acquired this half-track as part of the process of "mechanizing", or replacing horses with motor vehicles.

Converted from a standard Ford civilian truck, this is one of four half-tracked gun tractors the RCA obtained in 1936. While tractors of various sorts had been used to pull artillery during the First World War, most guns were still pulled by horses. The RCA began to mechanize in the late 1920s, and experimented with various types of motorized tractors, including this one.

"This Ford half-track was the first military vehicle to be designed in Canada. Purchased in 1936 to tow artillery, it saw service with the Royal Canadian Artillery, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, and the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada."

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Location restrictions:
Museum Hours: June 30 to September 3, 2018 Monday to Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday to Sunday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. September 4, 2018 to March 31, 2019 Monday to Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday to Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fees: Adult $17 Senior $15 Student $13 Child (3-12) $11 Family (6 Pers. – Max 2 Adults) $43 Free Thursdays 5 to 8pm


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