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Harley Davidson WLA

Description

The principal US motorcycle was a slightly modified version of the civilian Harley Davidson WLA. The modifications were the addition of a submachine gun bracket, a box for submachine gun ammunition and dimmed lights. In addition, special tires were manufactured for desert operations.

The Canadian army used a different version of the same motorcycle, the Harley Davidson WLC.

Technical Details

Harley Davidson WLA
Crew
Crew 1
Crew
  • Driver
Physical Characteristics
Weight 0.26 t
Length 2.24 m
Width 0.92 m
Height 1.04 m
Performance
Speed (max) 105 km/h
Engine
Engine Harley-Davidson, WLA
Net h.p. 23
Cylinders 2
Displacement 739 cc

Images

Side view of the Harley Davidson WLA
Harley Davidson WLA

Further Reading

Sources

  1. Office of the Chief of Ordnance. Catalogue of Standard Ordnance Items : Volume I - Tank and Automotive. 1945.