Specific: A total of 12 vehicles were acquired
in the late 1970´s.
Historical: Member of the M39-series 5 ton 6 x 6
truck and produced to Ordnance design from the early
1950´s to the late 1970´s.
This particular wrecker was based on a reinforced M63C LWB chassis, and designed as both a
recovery vehicle and for towing semi-trailers.
Produced by International, and mounted with Austin
Western hydraulic powered 10 ton telescopic-boom crane.
Length: 8.95 m (349 inches).
Width: 2.48 m (96 inches).
Height: 3.35 m (130 inches).
Weight: 20.865 kg (45.903 lb.).
Engine: 6-cylinder (Continental R6602), 9.866 cm3
(602 cubic inches) displacement, liquid cooled.
Horsepower: 196 at 2.800 rpm.
Transmission: 5-speed gearbox.
Transfer case: 2 speed.
Electrical system: 24 volt, negative ground.
Brakes: Hydraulic, air-actuated.
Tyres: 11.00 - 20.
without preparation: 1.98 m (78 inches).
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 355 liter (78 gallons).
Range: 369 km (230 miles).
Additional: 10 ton front winch.