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1956 Tank Trailer

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I wonder if it had a leaf spring pack in front and behind each axle? If not you would think it callus to haul near as much with only one spring pack instead of two. I wonder if it’s an old military trailer by the looks of those D rings in the back?  

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I can't zoom in enough, but it almost looks like a buggy spring set up on the front axle?  (mounted sideways).  Could be a swivel plate on the back but doesn't seem plausible for any reason to be there.  Just looks like a mount for the tank.

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Interesting. Good pictures via the link. It's like a sideways camelback holding a walking beam.  I've seen passenger trains with the sideways leaf springs. Looks like a complicated attempt at trying to be innovative. Or skirting around Mack's camelback patents.

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We had one either very similar or just like it in air force blue on the flight line at NAS Norfolk in 1988. It was used for deicer fluid and pulled by a Dodge 900. Deicing tugs were filled from it.

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