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Diamond T 975, 6 x 6, 6 V (Front view, left side)


Front view, left side

Picture courtesy of Svend Daugbjerg, Aalborg via Per Hergaard, Thorup

Danish Army Specific: Delivered as part of the MDAP 1951/55 with open and closed cap and with or without winch.
Used for transportation of
cargo (60 kb) with GS-body, bridging-equipment (shown) and mobile workshops (134 kb). Both open- and closed-cap versions were delivered.
Last of these units were disposed of in the early 1980s
: The 975, of which approx. 1.500 units produced from 1940/41 until 1943, had an extended chassis and was produced for Canada only.
The 975/975A chassis was basically 201in wheelbase versions of the standard US Army 152in and 172in 4-ton 6 x 6 chassis. They had, obviously, longer chassis rails, with seven crossmembers instead of six, and a propeller shaft extension piece. It was intended for the mounting of specialist bodies for bridging (folding boat equipment and pontoon) and mobile workshops (Machinery). The bridging-body was produced by Brantford Coach & Body Company in Ontario.
Another variant carried a Bay City or a Coles crane, the latter being mounted in Great Britain.
The chassis was delivered with one headlamp only, although a second was usually added later in service.
Other post-war users of the truck were France, the Netherlands and Norway.
Length: 8.35 m (325 inches).
Width: 2.45 m (95 inches).
Height: 2.50 m (97 inches).
Weight: 12.100 kg (26.620 lb.).
: Hercules RXC 6-cylinder, 8.668 cm3 (529 cubic inches) displacement, carburettor, liquid cooled.
Horsepower: 131 at 2.300 rpm.
Transmission: 5-speed (OD top) gearbox, type Clark 326VO-18.
Transfer case: 2 speed, type Timken/Wisconsin T76.
Electrical system: 6 volt, starter 12 volt, positive ground.
Brakes: Air-actuated Timken/Bendix-Westinghouse.
Tyres: 9.00 - 20.
Fording depth:
without preparation: 0.6 m (24 inches).
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 225 liter (50 gallons).
Range: 250 km (156 miles).
Crew: 1 + 1.
Additional: Some mounted with Gar Wood Mead-Morrison winch, type 3U315 (4.500 kp capacity).

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