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1951 International Harvester M-246 A2 Austin Western hydraulic crane 5 ton 6x6

1951 International Harvester M-246 A2 in Conspiracy Files: Mystery at Roswell, Documentary, 2006 IMDB

Class: Others, Construction & Engineering vehicle — Model origin: US

1951 International Harvester M-246 A2 Austin Western hydraulic crane 5 ton 6x6

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stronghold EN

2007-10-02 12:00

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a different crane-truck

2491tj EN

2007-10-02 12:53

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5 ton 6x6 tractor/wrecker M246A2 Kaiser Jeep,fitted wth Austin Western hydraulic crane..originally for the USAF as an aircraft recovery vehicle.

Alexander DE

2007-10-02 13:01

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It is the M-246 Tractor Wrecker, part of the M-39 Series 5-ton, 6x6 Trucks (G-744). These were first built in 1951 by International, Diamond T, and Mack and later also by Kaiser Jeep. As far as I know largest numbers were produced by International, therefore I would suggest to use this brand name ... unless someone has more specific information.

Interesting to note this truck was not only a mobile crane but also a tractor for semi-trailers.
http://www.m201.de/armytrucks/5-ton/m246/index.html


Alexander DE

2007-10-02 13:05

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Hadn't seen your posting, TJ.

Shouldn't the A2 version have a drum (air-filter) on the front wing?

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