M-246 Wrecker with Jet Fighter Wreckage | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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M-246 Wrecker with Jet Fighter Wreckage

M-246 Wrecker with Jet Fighter Wreckage | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Color photograph of men guiding a piece of wreckage from a jet fighter onto the ground as it is lifted by the arm of a Model M-246 truck. The specifications of the M-246 are as follows: 215" WB Truck, Tractor Wrecker, with 12.00 x 20 front & dual rear tires.
DESCRIPTION
Color photograph of men guiding a piece of wreckage from a jet fighter onto the ground as it is lifted by the arm of a Model M-246 truck. The specifications of the M-246 are as follows: 215" WB Truck, Tractor Wrecker, with 12.00 x 20 front & dual rear tires.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:78266
Creation Date:circa 1952
Creator Name:International Harvester Company
City:Glendale
County:
State:Arizona
Collection Name:International Harvester Company corporate archives central file (documented series), 1819-1998
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, color
Original Format Number:MCC MSS 6Z, Box 105, Folder 13703, #44
Original Dimensions:10 x 8 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The original captions reads: "Lifting of the fuselage of a crashed F-84 jet fighter, and placement on a pair of stands for repair work, is handled by the model M-246 wrecker at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona. This vehicle as a tractor-truck can also be used for towing plane back to the field after loading all salvageable pieces onto a drop-frame trailer" and "On the following pages, the M-39 series of five-ton, 6 x 6 tactical vehicles is shown in actual operation through a series of color and black-and-white photographs. As the original design contractor, working in cooperation with the development engineers of the Detroit Arsenal, International Harvester developed and produced the first M-39 series units. As the principal producer under Army Ordnance contracts, International Harvester is continuing to redesign and effect engineering changes for improved functional operation of these vehicles. The vehicles are manufactured on the production lines at Fort Wayne Works under the same quality control system as the commercial models which have made International Harvester a recognized leader in the heavy-duty truck field."
SUBJECTS
Fences
Cranes, derricks, etc.
Airplane, Military
Military uniforms
Men
Outdoor photography
Trucks

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