Diamond T968A 4ton Cargo Truck (Open Cab)

This model is of the late version of the 4ton Diamond T968A Cargo Truck and features an open cab with M36 machine gun mount and metal body.

The Diamond T Motor Car Company of Chicago introduced this 4ton classic heavy truck in 1941. These trucks were referred to as short wheelbase trucks and were intended to transport personnel. general cargo, or to act as a prime mover for 155mm Howitzers. It was quickly acquired by the British Purchasing Commission for duty as a tank transporter tractor when coupled with the Rodgers trailer and was also supplied to the Canadian armed forces.

Early production of these trucks were all built in the closed-cab version of the Diamond T chassis. While the hood and fenders were strictly military, the cab itself was based on Diamond Ts commercial truck cabs.  The designation was changed to Model 968A when military standard instruments and components were substituted. It was produced with both the closed metal cab and, by 1943, open soft-top military cab, which allowed greater visibility and better air defense.

Like almost all the WWII cargo trucks, the beds of these trucks initially were made of steel, but were changed to wood construction early on. The two spare tires were carried across the front of the bed.

The Diamond-T 968 Truck, Cargo, 4 ton, 6x6 was powered by the Hercules RXC 529-cid inline six-cylinder petrol engine. The high-torque engine and low gearing of the five-speed transmission and two-speed transfer case allowed a highway towed load rating of 12 1/2 tons.  The truck weighed 8.400 Kgs and could tow 11.500 Kgs. The Diamond-T Model 969 Wrecker was built on the same G-509 chassis.

Please Note: This kit does not include a canvas tilit. This is available separately from our range of accessories.

  • SKU: US125
  • $42.20
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This model is of the late version of the 4ton Diamond T968A Cargo Truck and features an open cab with M36 machine gun mount and metal body.

The Diamond T Motor Car Company of Chicago introduced this 4ton classic heavy truck in 1941. These trucks were referred to as short wheelbase trucks and were intended to transport personnel. general cargo, or to act as a prime mover for 155mm Howitzers. It was quickly acquired by the British Purchasing Commission for duty as a tank transporter tractor when coupled with the Rodgers trailer and was also supplied to the Canadian armed forces.

Early production of these trucks were all built in the closed-cab version of the Diamond T chassis. While the hood and fenders were strictly military, the cab itself was based on Diamond Ts commercial truck cabs.  The designation was changed to Model 968A when military standard instruments and components were substituted. It was produced with both the closed metal cab and, by 1943, open soft-top military cab, which allowed greater visibility and better air defense.

Like almost all the WWII cargo trucks, the beds of these trucks initially were made of steel, but were changed to wood construction early on. The two spare tires were carried across the front of the bed.

The Diamond-T 968 Truck, Cargo, 4 ton, 6x6 was powered by the Hercules RXC 529-cid inline six-cylinder petrol engine. The high-torque engine and low gearing of the five-speed transmission and two-speed transfer case allowed a highway towed load rating of 12 1/2 tons.  The truck weighed 8.400 Kgs and could tow 11.500 Kgs. The Diamond-T Model 969 Wrecker was built on the same G-509 chassis.

Please Note: This kit does not include a canvas tilit. This is available separately from our range of accessories.

    • Weight
      72 g
    • SKU
      US125
  • Manufacturer
    Milicast
  • Unit of Sale
    Single Unit
  • Assembly Status
    Unassembled Kit
  • Age Level
    17 Years & Up
  • Skill Level
    3 – Intermediate
  • Theme
    Militaria

We ship to all countries World Wide. If you receive an error message "No shipping location available" or similar, please contact us directly by e-mail (info@milicast.com) and we shall assist. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Shipments outside the UK may be subject to Duty & Taxes from the government of the destination country. Payment of Duty & Taxes are the responsibility of the customer.

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All Goods remain the property of Milicast Model Company until paid for in full. Goods may only be returned by prior arrangement at the recipients' expense. Delivery and insurance charges are non-refundable. Claims for damaged/missing items should be made within seven days of receipt.

Any products purchased 'second hand’, (without proof of direct Milicast Model Company supply, or supply from an Milicast Model Company approved dealer, shop or agent), or any products part assembled or part worked on in any way, are not covered by this returns policy. Under these circumstances no returns will be accepted, however we may quote for the supply of parts to restore the product to full inventory.

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