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Picture courtesy of Kai Willadsen, Estonia


Danish Army Specific: Acquired in the late 1950, and used by the engineers as tractor for a 20 ton Canada trailer. Later they were re-assigned as tractors for the Rogers M9 trailer used as HETs. Probably replaced by the Mercedes 2632K/32 in the early 1980s.
: The M-series 5-ton 6 x 6 range replaced the various wartime 4- 7- and 7-ton models and was produced by Diamond T, International and Mack, starting in the early 1950s. The M52 was among the earliest versions of the M-series 5 ton range (1952). It was supplied also to the US Air Force, usually with the optionally hard-top cab.
In the early 1960s it was decided to "dieselize" the M52 tractor and the M54 cargo truck fleet to provide greater fuel economy. Commercial engine from Cummins and Mack were tested. The Mack ENDT673 was selected, and new trucks with this engine received the suffix A1 to their model code. Mack supplied these power units also for vehicles assembled by other contractors and it applied to more models than the initial M52A1 and M54A1 in 1962. Only just over 2.500 were built, though, because within 2 years the Continental- and Hercules-build multi-fuel engines were standardised as the A2-version.
Also produced by Kaiser Jeep/AM General. Production ended in the 1980s.
Length: 6.93 m (273 inches).
Width: 2.46 m (97 inches).
Height: 2.59 m (102 inches).
Weight: 9.100 kg (20.020 lb.).
: 6-cylinder (Continental R6602), 9.870 cm3 (602 cubic inches) displacement, liquid cooled
Horsepower: 196 at 2.800 rpm.
Transmission: 5-speed, Spicer model 6352.
Transfer case: 2 speed with automatic front drive engagement.
Electrical system: 12 volt, negative ground.
Brakes: Air-over-hydraulic.
Tyres: 11.00 - 20.
Fording depth:
without preparation: N/A.
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 500 liter (110 gallons).
Range: N/A.
Crew: 1 + 1.
Additional: N/A.

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