dieseltaylor Posted August 4, 2011 Share Posted August 4, 2011 I am reading G N Georgano's book: "WW2 Military Vehicles Transports and Halftracks" 1994 Which is quite fascinating. The wonderful German halftracks that were a bugger to maintain properly and required special steels for the running gear for instance. The torque side comes because he talks of the legendary Matador truck/lorry which was designed as a Medium Artillery Tractor. It had a diesel engine of 7.58 litres 6 cylinders and gave 95bhp [ less than half the BHP of my car]. It was a 4x4 and was legendary because of its towing ability. On page 53 he recounts how one once tow-started a SHerman on a rough steep slope. An another occasion whilst carrying a jeep and towing 3 ton 4x4 truck one came across a 6x6 fuelling which had burnt out its clutch pulling another 6x6. The Matador hitched those to its train and pulled all three through the Bulli Pass in NSW and down 50 miles to Sydney. Impressive. The book is a goldmine for the major Western Front forces and includes a picture of the well-known Hexonaut 0 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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