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Today in WW II: 22 Sep 1943 Operation TOENAILS completed, with the occupation by US troops of all important islands in the New Georgia group, Central Solomons.   

Diamond T Model 968 Truck, Cargo, 4 ton, 6x6 (G509)

The Diamond T Model 968 Truck, Cargo, 4 ton, 6x6 (G509) was produced during World War II, beginning in 1941. Early production used civilian instruments and other parts. The designation was changed to Model 968A when military standard instruments and components were substituted. It was produced with both the closed metal cab and, by 1943, open soft-top military cab. The final version was 968B. Its military role was as an artillery prime mover and for general cargo transport.

The Diamond-T 968 Truck, Cargo, 4 ton, 6x6 was powered by the 6 cyl., 529 cu. in. Hercules RXC engine that developed 106 hp. mated to a five speed manual transmission and two speed transfer case. The truck weighed 18,450 pounds and could tow 25,000 pounds.

The Diamond-T Model 969 Wrecker was built on the same G-509 chassis.

The parts listing is found in the manual ORD 9 SNL G-509 ORD 9 SNL G-509, December 1944 and later editions.

Closed cab Diamond T Model 968 Truck, Cargo, 4 ton, 6x6 (G509)
Closed cab Diamond T Model 968 Truck, Cargo, 4 ton, 6x6 (G509)

Closed cab Diamond T Model 968 Truck, Cargo, 4 ton, 6x6 (G509)
Closed cab Diamond T Model 968 Truck, Cargo, 4 ton, 6x6 (G509)

Open cab, soft top Diamond T Model 968 Truck, Cargo, 4 ton, 6x6 (G509) on Army test track.
Open cab, soft top Diamond T Model 968 Truck, Cargo, 4 ton, 6x6 (G509) on Army test track.

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