Popular Post kscarbel2 Posted October 21, 2013 Popular Post Share Posted October 21, 2013 The Mack Trucks T8 series of tank transporters resulted from a new U.S. Army requirement in 1942 for a double-ended design with significant off road capabilities. Once again, the U.S. Army gave the challenging assignment to Mack Trucks.Mack Trucks produced three Mack T8 series tank transporter during the 1945-1946 period and all were extensively tested at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland. The Mack T8’s front and rear four-wheel drive tractor modules were powered by two 1,090 cu.in. (17.8L) 240 horsepower (@ 2,000rpm) Hall-Scott 440/441 engines coupled to Spicer three-speed torque converter transmissions. Steering was accomplished via differential control. Each unit had a 30-ton winch and 200 gallon fuel tank. Minimum ground clearance at the axles was 20 inches. The Mack T8 could carry a 35-ton payload cross-country and weighed 99,100 pounds. Tires were 24 ply size 21.00-28. 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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