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TOPIC: 8AF M6 Bomb Truck: Power winch field conversion

8AF M6 Bomb Truck: Power winch field conversion 17 Nov 2011 08:53 #11

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great read that, from the text I'd hazard a guess that the winch was a Braden ARMS-10 or similar as the M6 (G506) wreckers were using the bigger winch (AMU-16F from memory)... the text though doesn't make it clear if the ran it from the transfer box pto drive or from the front of the engine.

Homebrew engineering at its best :)

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8AF M6 Bomb Truck: Power winch field conversion 17 Nov 2011 09:13 #12

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Looking at the run of the lift cable it was taken from the PTO. The engagement lever looks unfinished!

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8AF M6 Bomb Truck: Power winch field conversion 01 Dec 2011 01:52 #13

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PETERTHEEATER;89309 wrote: The photograph which you show in your Post #5 is a modified CLERTRAK I think.


Hi Peter, not a modified Cletrac HST but an M3 or M5 2-Ton Tractor Crane.

Here's a slightly better view of one, in this instance an M5 Trackson CT-9 (International Harvester T9 fitted with a Trackson Swing Crane):

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The 8★1646-OSM marking on the jib identifies it as belonging to the 1646th Ordnance Supply & Maintenance Company, which was stationed at Podington supporting the 92nd Bomb Group.
Nice to see the concertina-wire fence around the bomb dump area in the background.

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8AF M6 Bomb Truck: Power winch field conversion 01 Dec 2011 09:17 #14

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Thanks Paul and - as you wrote - I should have said CLETRAC (Cleated Tractor) and not Clertrack. M3 or M5 it is.

The triple Dannert wire was durable. Although steel it was galvanised by (I think) hot dip in liquid zinc which gave a nice rust resitant coating. We frequently cursed it in the '60s as it lay hidden it thick grass ready to rip into an unprotected shin. Although our BD kit did not include shin guards the Camp Sports Store had stock.........

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8AF M6 Bomb Truck: Power winch field conversion 04 Nov 2014 00:58 #15

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Cletrac = Cleveland Tractor Co.

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8AF M6 Bomb Truck: Power winch field conversion 04 Nov 2014 02:41 #16

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OK, the Cleveland cleated Tractor Company:)

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