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Studebaker 6x6 fire appliance
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No: 5687   Contributor: Graham Kircher   Year: 1997   Manufacturer: Studebaker   Country: Australia
Studebaker 6x6 fire appliance

Studebaker 6X6 from my old Photo album 10 years ago where are there now?

Picture added on 12 January 2008
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Our brigades group has a studey very similar to this one, about to undergo a complete restoration.

Added by TD on 20 July 2008.
Obvious origins as a US Military 6x6 2 1/2 ton truck - the legendary "Deuce-and-a-Half" of World War 2.

They have served all over the globe - good to see the preservation.

Regards, from Canada,
Pat_R-B

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 25 August 2010.
We had one in our fire-house, refurbished from military truck somewhere in 1960's. It's been serving until 1985. Hope I will find some pictures.

Regards from Poland
Z.

Added by Zbigniew Kowalik on 17 May 2011.
Pat - interestingly, most of the "deuce and a half" Studebaker-built 6X6s were sent to the Soviet Union, under lend lease. Later, they the design was totally reverse engineered and manufactured after WWII as ZIL trucks. Both 4X4 and 6X6 ZILs became the standard fire truck chassis in the USSR for decades - and many still are!

Most of the US army's 2.5 ton 6X6 trucks in the European theater were built by GMC. Hundreds of these were left behind and converted into fire trucks too, especially in very large numbers in France, but also in Belgium, the Netherlands and several other countries. Many of these GMCs can be seen on this site...

Added by Rob Johnson on 21 April 2018.
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