Morris CS.8 (1934)

British ww2 Light 4x4 lorry, 1935-1941, 21,319 produced
The Morris Commercial 4WD 15 cwt CS8 was the most prolific light truck of the British Army in 1939. The prototype was built in 1934 as the British War Office had a need for a general purpose vehicle (15 cwt capacity). It was done quickly, reusing many parts from the 1933 civilian C series range. The acronym CS8 wad composed of "C" for Morris (Army code), "S" for 6 cyl and "8" for 8ft wheelbase. It had innovations like its short stubby appearance, high ground clearance, semi forward control layout for a larger than usual cargo area. The army in 1939 selected it as the 15 cwt "general purpose" truck ordered en masse to Guy, Bedford, Commer and Fordson. This range soon became the backbone of the British army until 1942-43 when new models were introduced.

Development


A Morris CS8 Mark I 15 cwt GS truck at Aldershot, infantry section exercise, November 1939. It was used as platoon transport with six infantry seated at the rear. Note the tarpaulin over the cab, no doors and simple individual folding windshields. The dashboard was also barebones as the rest.

Morris Commercial Cars (MCC) had a recent history rising to the head of the British automotive industry, being founded in 1924 and specialized in Trucks, Buses, Vans and Military Vehicles, from the assets of liquidated E.G. Wrigley and Company. In 1934-1935 the radiator badge displayed "British to the Backbone", and that stayed true until the end of WW2. Military contributions of the company were offroad 4x4 compact vehicles, the Morris C8 field artillery tractor (FAT) and Morris CS8 15 cwt truck and later, in prevision to D-Day the 8x8 Terrapin amphibious carrier.

The Morris CS.8 emerged from a 1934 War Office specification for the Royal Army specifying a light 4x4 truck primarily used as transport and prime mover, to which Morris answered as well as other competitors. It was to be a new type of purpose-built light truck rated for 15 long cwt (760 kg) in useful payload, short wheelbase but good ground clearance and a semi-forward driver's position. To reduce the cost, it wa smandatory to use commercial components as much as possible and a simple commercial type cabin and simplified bonnet for manufacturing.

The plan was to issue one 15-cwt truck for every platoon and properly mechanised the British Army, now back to a smalll but professional core. Competitors were Morris, Ford, Commer, Guy and Bedford. They all submitted tenders with designs, but Morris was the first to send ot, the CS8, based on components and chassis of the civilian C range. More so, the tender added that production of a prototype could be done a few months after acceptation. It was tested in 1934, found better that the competition (not all submitted vehicles) and so was awarded the main contract. Production started in 1935, and went on unabated until 1941, when new, more recent models were procured.

Design

CS8 Mark I
Profile of the CS8 Mark I, with tarp.

Chassis and general design

The CS8 was a two-wheel drive lorry. It had just two axle in a 4x2 configuration, and with a payload limited to just 15 long cwt (1,700 lb; 760 kg). Its unladen weight (standard GS cargo) was 18 cwt 1 qr (4,280 lb or 1.94 t) or about one long ton. The vehicle was quite compact at 13 ft 10 in (4.22 m) long, 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) in width, 8 feet 2 inches (2.49 m) in wheelbase. Early models had an open cab without windscreen. It was replaced, again as budget-cut measure, by aero screens.

These were small sections of glass on foldable forward frames, just there to deflect the wind from the driver's heads. But since they recalled aircraft and race cars, young drivers loved it. The vehicle was thus completely open, but there was a simple system to attach two poles forward and strap a folding canvas that was secured over the main frame at the front of the flatbed cargo compartment. There were also canopies and roll-up canvas doors. On later Marks, full windscreens, metal-skinned half doors were provided to better cope with European winter conditions and long exposed campaigns.

Mobility

The CS8 engine was the Morris 212.7 cubic inches (3,485 cm3) capacity 6-cylinder inline, sidevalve petrol engine. It was rated for 60 bhp (45 kW) at 2,800 rpm. It was coupled with a four-speed transmission. The suspension comprised live axles, seated on multi-leaf, semi-elliptical springs. The CS8 top speed was 40 miles per hour (64 km/h). There were later variants with long bodies, sometimes way to heavy for the chassis and standard wheelbase. As a result, the vehicles were subjected to severe twisting, instability and handling problems. The wireless truck had probably the worst driving experience of all models.

specifications Mark I

Lenght13 ft 10 in (4.22 m)
Width6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Heightc6 ft (1.80 m)
Wheelbase8 ft 2 in (2.49 m)
Total weight, battle ready1 long ton 18 cwt 1 qr (4,280 lb or 1.94 t)
Payload15 cwt (1 ton)
Crew2+6 in troop configuration
PropulsionMorris 212.7 cu in (3,485 cm3) 6-cyl. inline sidevalve petrol 60 bhp (45 kW) at 2,800 rpm, 4F1R Transmission
Suspension4x2 Multi-leaf semi-elliptical springs
Speed (road)40 mph (64 km/h)
Rangec600 miles
ArmamentNone
Production21,000+

Production & variants



The base variants were classed by Marks:
Mark I: CS8, basic: 4X2 (1934-42): 6 cyl 25 HP side valve engine. It had aero screens and canvas roll up doors.
Mark II: Wheelbase from 8 feet 2 inches to 8 feet 11 inches.
Marl III: New body introduced due to rear overhang problem on wireless trucks. Chassis extended by 9 inches between axles, full window screen, metal doors.

The CS8 was produced came out in several bodies, under the 'General Service' cargo variant branch. But new variants were created such as the water bowser, fire tender, wireless truck, fuel tanker, compressor truck and command post, the latter two were "General Office" type bodies that could be converted for other uses.

In WW2, crafty workshop mates were able to fit on the flatbed a 2-pounder (40mm) anti-tank gun in a "portee" configuration, which allowed the CS8 to act in Africa as a tank hunter. The other famous portee was one fitted with French Hotchkiss 25 mm Mle. 1934 anti-tank guns or the Bofors 37 mm. They all completed the "menagerie" of british portee mainly used by the LRDG, the Long Range Desert Group. From the chassis an armoured car was even derived but this was not a success. It was made from stretched CS8 chassis was used to produce the Morris CS9.

Morris PU8

One variant was rated to carry 8 long cwt (410 kg) loads. It was called the PU8, shared the same engine and transmission, but with improved performance. There was also new four-wheel drive (4x4) drive and suspension variant called the PU8/4. Both differed little from standard trucks externally apart their bodies, Mark II-III.

Morris C8 4x4 FAT



The Morris Commercial C8 FAT (Field Artillery Tractor) was one of the most famous derivative. The "Beetle-back" Quad became the artillery primer mover of the BEF but also Commonwealth, and that included Canadian forces, which later reused the body adapted on their Canadian pattern Chevy/Ford (CMP) variants. It was the prime mover for the 25-pounder gun-howitzer, and from 1942 for the dreaded 17-pounder anti-tank gun. A fully dedicated article will be done. Some 10,200 were manufactured, mostly Mark III, 1939-1945. It was the most common artillery tractor in commonwealth forces with the CMP FAT.

Morris C4

In 1942, a 4 cylinders variant called the C4 4X2, with a 4-cyl 25 HP side valve engine was manufactured until 1944. This version used a revised cab, metal skin doors, full windscreen, spare wheel mounted between the cab and rear. Also, and more importantly, the wheelbase was increased to 9 feet (2.7 m). This was done to rectify handling issues of the CS8 when fitted with larger bodies. It was essentially Based on the Quad FAT gun tractor, but still in 4x2, not 4x4.

Morris C8

C8 4X4 (1944-45): The last and best of the whole production. These had the same 4 cyl 25 HP side valve engine seen before, when production commenced in 1944. But this was a 4X4 drive, also based on the same 4x4 Quad FAT gun tractor, and combining this with steel or wooden GS body. There was a factory fitted cargo tarp. On the field it happened to be replaced with hoop sticks for a full tilt. Rear wheels had tags fitted so to use chains in winter, snowy and muddy ground. There were fitted at last with a large military type air filter located in between seats. There was also a small tool locker, this time in front of the petrol tank as well as a Spade holder. This was very much the return of numerous reports from the front and at least procured the army with the best in the serie, albeit underpowered.

The CS.8 in action

Morris CS8 with Bofors 37 mm
A Morris CS8 with Bofors 37 mm anti-tank gun used by Polish troops in the Commonwealth Army in the North African Desert. British Truck, Swedish Gun, Polish Troops, Africa. WW2 scope summarized in a photo. Source: acemodel.com.ua

Before started the Second World War, the CS8 was by far the most numerous 15-cwt truck in service, and used by all branches (RAF, RN as well). Not only that, it was supplied en masse to Commonwealth countries, notably before their own domestic production could take over (like in Canada with the CMP C/W15). They made the bulk of the BEF (British Experditionary Force) and as such, were left behind in France after the Dunkirk evacuation. Therefore, they were captured by the Germans, turned to the Wehrmacht and sometimes given a new bodywork.

Italian Morris cs8 da 65-17 North Africa, the CS8 was still the most numerous lorry around, greatly helping securing a major victory in Operation Compass against the Regio Esercito. But fortune turned later and losses amounted, including many of these CS8 (with simple mechanics seems to tolerate extreme temperature and dust). The Italians managed to capture about thirty of them, and rather than using them as regular trucks, converted them as portee, by mounting a 65/17 cannon.


Captured German armoured variant of the CS8 (only known). Used for anti-partisan duties in Yugoslavia. Source: B. B. Dimitrijević and D. Savić Oklopne jedinice na Jugoslovenskom ratištu 1941-1945

In 1941 Morris stopped production of the CS8, replaced by the more modern C4 remotorized with longer, until the army decided it no longer used vehicles in the 8 cwt category and the PU8 was also stopped in 1941. Now only large capacity trucks became the order of the day, notably driven by the new US-made 6x4 and 6x6 1.5 and 2-ton tactical trucks.

The CS8 Morris made a TV comeback in teh 1960’s US comedy "HOGAN’S HEROES" set in a POW camp, and masqueraded as German truck, part of the ones captured at Dunkirk, which is close to reality as most of these vehicles stayed to their spare parts sources. Nevertheless, the CS8 managed to survive in fully working state to this day, in addition to the few preserved in various museums. One of these for example is sold from the Imperial War Museum Duxford collections, in its original prewar state. There is another in the Netherlands, in an US collection, and UK private ones, plus vehicles awaiting restoration, but they are a very few in the end. Less impressive than tanks, trucks were more easily driven until exhaustion and just mothballed or scrapped.

Captured CS8


Captured German 15cwt truck in Greece, 21 April 1941

This process started already in June 1940, after the BEF was evacuated from France leaving all its heavy equipment behind. The Wehrmacht captured dozens of un-sabotaged vehicles (or sabotaged but easy to repair by cannibalizing others). This a topic in itself, as many as several dozens according to various sources were captured, the whole of the supply delivered to the BEF, which was its main truck by far. Some photos shows entire rows of them. If part of these were kept in France, most seems to have seen service in Greece, and Crete, and they were well appreciated for their off-road qualities and reliability. In addition to the old identifier, was hatily painted over "WH" for "Wehrmacht Heer" (Defense Forces, Army) with some prominent balkankreuz. When the Luftwaffe was around, nazi flags were sometimes exhibited as tarp over the load to be easy to spot.

The Italians also captured some in Africa and turned out them into portee vehicle, so pressing was their need of motorized artillery or all kind. The ordnance carried was a vintage WW1 Austrian one. The British did the same with anti-tank guns of whatever type could be found, to more effect. The LRDG used them to counter the threat of Italian columns in 1942. Many started indeed to use vehicles fitted with a deadly Breda 20 or 37 mm turned for ground support.

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German Morris CS8 Armored Car
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Autocannone da 65/17 su Morris CS8

archive.armorama.com

Video documentary

CS8 BEF
CS8 in regular green livery, BEF, 1939
CS8 north africa
CS8 in North Africa, 1940, tarpaulin
CS8 caunter camo 1941
In "Caunter" camouflage, 1941
Camouflaged example, C4
Camouflaged example, CS8, 1944
C8 in 1945
CS8 in 1945, same, northern Europe
Captured German vehicle
Captured German vehicle, often repainted in standard feldgrau in European service. Some saw service in Africa, keeping their former camouflage or painted sand, or deployed in Crete due to their light way. They can be handled by the Me-324 "gigant" indeed.
CS8 bomb disposal service
CS8 bomb disposal service, Britain 1940

CS8 used by the RAF int the standard grey livery, close to the one worn by Royal Navy vehicles

C4 (placedholder for future addition)


C8 (placedholder for future addition)


CS8 Van (placedholder for future addition)


CS8 Tanker (placedholder for future addition)


CS8 Portee 25 mm APX (placedholder for future addition)


CS8 Portee 37 mm Bofors (placedholder for future addition)

Italian Autocannone 65/17 su Morris CS8

Italian Autocannone 65/17 su Morris CS8. In all, 24 were converted when putting a 65 mm infantry cannon on the cargo bay, deployed with the Raggruppamento Esplorante of the Corpo d’Armata di Manovra by late 1941. They were successful, with the usual issues of portée artillery (full exposure to elements, bullets and shrapnels).



Morris CS9 armoured car based on a modified, lenghtened CS8 chassis. 99 built total in 1938. Not very successful. Most were lost in France, 1940 the remainder 30 soldiered in Africa with the 11th Hussars (illustration) with more success.


Additional photos



Morris 15cwt winched from a ditch by FWD R6T AEC-850 recovery tractor, December 1939

15cwt Mark II truck of the Light Aid Detachment at the garage of Bucquoy, France, 5 January 1940. Note the rear troop tarp wit plastic windows.

CS8 Mark II truck on a railway flatcar at Arras Station, 3 January 1940. Note the tactical symbol and logding for the spare wheel.

Morris CS8 Mark I of the BEF in France, 1939, note the tactical symbol.

15cwt truck of 6th Armoured Division, inspection by the King near Brandon, Suffolk, 12 September 1941

15cwt truck of the 1st Batallion Cameron Highlanders with Bren AA mounting, manoeuvers of Aldershot, 1939

CS8 of the 4th Border Regiment at the Somme, 14 May 1940

CS8 trucks under repair at a workshop, December 1939

CS8 truck passes in front of a group of Belgian troops resting on the roadside of-Louvain, 14 May, 1940

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-Camioneta AS.43
-SPA CL39
-SPA ТМ40
-Fiat 618
Med. Trucks (Autocarro Medio)
-Alfa Romeo 430RE
-Alfa Romeo 800RE
-Bianchi Miles
-Ceirano-50СМ
-FIAT-626 NM
-Isotta Fraschini D65
-Isotta Fraschini D80
-SPA Dovunque-35
-SPA Dovunque-41
-SPA AS.37
-SPA-38R
-Autocarro Dovunque SPA 41/42

H. Trucks (Autocarro Gigante)
-FIAT-633NM
-FIAT-634N
-FIAT-666
-Fiat 661
-Lancia Ro
-Lancia 3Ro and TE
-Lancia EsaRo
-ОМ Taurus
-ОМ Titano
-Autocarri Unificati Ursus

italy ww2 Artillery tractors
-Breda TP32
-Breda TP 40
-Breda TP 41
-Breda 6x4 51
-90/53 su Breda 52
-Breda 61 (licenced SdKfz-7)
-Fiat-SPA T.L.37
-Pavesi Р4.31 (L140)
-Fiat 727 half-track artillery tractor
-SPA TM40 wheeled artillery tractor

italy ww2 Staff Cars
-Alfa Romeo 6С2500 Coloniale
-Fiat 508M Ballila
-Fiat 508CM Coloniale
-Fiat 1100 (1937) (Balilla-1100 Coloniale)
-Lancia Aprilia Coloniale
-Bianchi VM 6C
-Fiat 2800 CMC

italy ww2 Motorcycles
-Benelli 500 M36/VLM
-Bianchi Supermil 500
-Gilera 500 LTE
-Moto Guzzi Alce/Trialce
-Volugrafo Aermoto 125
Japan ww2 IJA/IJN ww2 vehicles
-Toyota 4x4 Su-Ki (Amphibious truck)
-Isuzu Type 94 truck
-Type 94 6-Wheeled Truck
-Type 95 Mini-truck
-Type 97 4-Wheeled Truck
-Type 1 6-Wheeled Truck
-Type 2 Heavy Truck
-Toyota KB/KC Truck
-Nissan 80 Truck
-Nissan 180 Truck
Japan ww2 Tractors
-Type 92 5 t Prime Mover "I-Ke"
-Type 98 6 t Prime Mover "Ro-Ke"
-Type 92 8 t Prime Mover "Ni-Ku"
-Type 95 13 t Prime Mover "Ho-Fu"
-Type 94 4 t Prime Mover "Yo-Ke"
-Type 98 4 t Prime Mover "Shi-Ke"
-Type 96 AA Gun Prime Mover
-Type 98 20 mm AA Machine Cannon Carrier
-Type 98 Half-tracked Prime Mover "Ko-Hi"
-Type 98 20 mm AA Half-Track Vehicle
-Experimental Heavy Gun Tractor Chi-Ke
-Experimental Crawler Truck
-T G Experimental Crawler Truck
-Fordson Prime Mover
-Pavessi Gun Tractor
-50 hp Gun Tractor
-Komatsu 3 ton Tractor
-Light Prime Mover
-Clarton Prime Mover
-Holt 30

Japan ww2 Staff cars
-Toyota AA/AB/AC
-Type 93 6/4-Wheeled Passenger Car
-Type 95 Passenger Car "Kurogane"
-Type 98 Passenger Car
-Model 97 Nissan Staff Car, Nissan 70

Japan ww2 Motorcycles
-Rikuo Motorcycle
-Rikuo Type 97 Motorcycle
-Rikuo Type 93 side car

Japan ww2 Misc.
-Type 94 Ambulance
-Type 94 Repair Vehicle

Cold War & Modern Vehicles

Section pending completion.
BAV-485 * MAZ-543 * GAZ 46 * GAZ 67B * GAZ/UAZ-69 * GAZ 51 * GAZ 63* ZIL-131 * GAZ 66 * KrAZ-214 * KrAZ-255 * KrAZ-260 * KZKT-7428 * MAZ-535 * MAZ-537 * MAZ-7310 * Ural 375 * URAL 4320 * ZIL-135 * ZIL-151 * ZIL-157 * ZIL-157/PR-11M * ZIL-6 * ZIL-6


* * * * Praga V3S * Tatra 813
Ford G398 * Borgward BE3000 * Henschel HS 115 * Hanomag AL 28 * Mercedes Standard 4.5L * Mercedes LG 315/46 * Magirus-Deutz 170 * Magirus-Deutz 232 * Magirus-Deutz Jupiter 6x6 * Magirus-Deutz A 6500 * MAN KAT-1 * SLT 50 Elefant TT * Liebherr 8x8 GLW * MAN TGM Mil 18 4x4 * Liebherr 4x4 FKL * MAN 630 L2 * Mercedes LA * Unimog 404 2.5 standard * DKW Munga (1956) * Mercedes G-class * Volkswagen Type 181 (1968) * Volkswagen Iltis (1978) * MAN LX Tactical Trucks * M3 Amphibious Rig
Willys Jeep CJ series * Jeep M606 * Jeep M38A1 * Jeep M170 * M151 Mutt * M422 Mighty Mite * CJ V-35(/U) * M274 4x4 "Mule" * M37 Series 4x4 "Power Wagon" * M35 Series 6x6 * M54 Series 6x6 * M123/M125 6x6 * M715 series 4x4 * M561 6x6 "Gamma Goat" * M656 Series 8x8 * M880 series 4x4 * M809 series 6x6 * M520 4x4 "Goer" * M915 series 6x4 * M911 C-MET 8x6 * CUCV M1008 4x4 * HMMWV 4x4 * M939 Series 6x6 * HEMTT M977 8x8

Land-Rover * Bedford RL * Bedford TK/MK * Bedford TM * AEC Militant * Austin K9 * AEC Mandator TEL

IFA G5

Nissan 2.5 Truck * * Hitachi Type 73 artillery tractor (1974) * Toyota Type 73 * Isuzu HST * Nissan Patrol * Mitsubishi Type 73 * Toyota Land Cruiser *
Jiefang CA10 * Jiefang CA30
Beijing BJ212 * Beijing BJ2020 * Dongfeng EQ240/EQ2081 * Dongfeng EQ245/EQ2100 * Dongfeng EQ2050 * FAW MV3 * Hanyang HY4260 * Hanyang HY4330 * HTF5680A1 * SFQ2040 LieYing * Xiaolong XL2060 * Jiefang CA-30 * NJ2045/2046 * Shaanxi SX2190 * Shaanxi SX2150 * TA580/TAS5380 * TA5450/TAS5450 * TAS5500 * TAS5570 * TAS5690 * Type 82 truck * WS2300 * WS2400 * WS2500 * Wanshan W-2600 * WS21200 * WS51200
Renault TRM 10000 GP | Renault RM 700-100 TT | Renault TRM 2000 lorry | Berliet GBC 8 TK & Renault GBC 180 | Renault Kerax* | Iveco PPT3 | PML VPCM | Scania CCP10 | Scania TRA TOE NG | Renault ESRC | Renault ESRC AVIT | Renault CCPTA | Mercedes CCP3/5 | Renault Carapace | Renault CDLR | Renault PPDL | Renault CDLR CBH 385 | VLTT | Grizzly LUV | VOS-APP LUV | VOS-PAT LUV | Acmat VLRA | Panhard VPS LUV | Aquus AREG VLFS | Renault T4 VLTP NG | Arquus Trapper VT4 | French Mil. Quads | Renault Kangoo | French Bulldozers | Souvim Minesweeper | EFA Bridgelayer | Renault PFM BDL | SPRAT AVLB

Modern Trucks

Section pending completion.

India:

Tatra Prithvi | Ashok-Leyland Agni II TEL

Italy:

Iveco ACTL

Romania:

AMT 25, AMT 950, DAC, Roman, Dacia Duster.

Indonesia:

Rantis P6 ATAV

Russia:

UAZ Esaul * Kamaz 6560 * Pantsir S1

France:

Renault TRM 10000 GP | Renault RM 700-100 TT | Renault TRM 2000 lorry | <Renault Kerax | Iveco PPT3 | PML VPCM | Scania CCP10 | Scanian TRA TOE NG | Renault ESRC | Renault ESRC AVIT | Renault CCPTA | Mercedes CCP3/5 | Renault Carapace | Renault CDLR | Renault PPDL | Renault CDLR CBH 385 | VLTT | Grizzly LUV | VOS-APP LUV | VOS-PAT LUV | Acmat VLRA | Panhard VPS LUV | Aquus AREG VLFS | Renault T4 VLTP NG | | French Mil. Quads | Renault Kangoo | French Bulldozers | Souvim Minesweeper | EFA Bridgelayer | Renault PFM BDL | SPRAT AVLB

Germany:

Mercedes 250GD Wolf | Mercedes Wolf SSA | Mercedes G300 Greenliner | VW T3/T4/T6 van | BWM G650 GS | BMW F850 GS | BMW R1150 RT | BMW R1200 RT | KTM 400LS-E BdW | LIV(SO) Serval | German quads | Faun LST50-3 Elefant | Faun STL56 Franziska | Faun SLT Mammut | RMT HX81 | SAANH 70T | Mercedes Unimog U3/4/5000 | Mercedes Zetros | MAN KAT1 | RMT Multi 2 | RMT WLS 6x6 | RMT UTF WLKS 8x8 | | MAN TGS 8x4 | MAN TGS 6x4 | MAN RMMV TGA | Mercedes Atego | Mercedes Axor | EWK M3 Amph.Rig | Liebherr FKL | Liebherr FKM | T.Faun FKS ATF 30-2 | T.Faun FKS ATF 70-4 | T.Faun FKS ATF 100-5 | T.Faun FKS ATF 110-5 | T.Faun FKS ATF 120-5 Obelix | Steinbrock 2.5 Y4 | Herbst-Smag Orion V | Konecrane SMV 2216 TC3 | Ahlmann AS1600 | Liebherr 574 | MAN Cobra Radar | Liebherr LTM 1050

Netherlands:

Defenture Mammoth | to come | placeholder | MLC-70 WGMST

Spain:

➹ Santana Anibal |

Turkey:

United Kingdom:

RWMIK land rover | Toyota Jankel Al-Thalab | Sky Sabre | Alvis Unipower | land Rover Wolf | Land Rover Defender BFA | Alvis Supacat ATMP | Marshall Gasket 3 | MAN SV (Mark I-III)

USA:

Interim Fast Attack Vehicle | M1161 Growler | Boeing Phantom Badger | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |