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DIAMOND T Type 980/981

A photographic appreciation by Les Freathy & Robin Pearson of the 980/981 Series heavy tractor originally designed and built in Chicago, Illinois for use by the British Military in World War 2 as a tank transporter tractor, but which, post-war, enjoyed an equally illustrious and even longer career in civilian life as a heavy duty prime mover. The book features over 500 images of the type in service with such famous names as Robert Wynn & Sons, Pickfords Heavy Haulage, Sunters Bros., Annis & Co, Crook & Willington, Elliotts, plus many examples serving in the fleets of the European and American heavy haulage contractors. The book also features extensive sections on the use of the 980/981 in the Recovery Industry, in Showland, in the Construction Industry, with Australian Road Trains and general road haulage service. The Diamond Ts history and original role is also well illustrated - in both war and peace, the type serving for many years in the colours of the British Army as well as with European, North American, Australian and Israeli Armies. This book is the ultimate celebration of what - for very many enthusiasts worldwide - is considered the most handsome of heavy vehicles ever to be built - its clean, classic lines to this day remaining unsurpassed. 248 pages with over 500 images including 30 pages of colour devoted solely to the big truck from over there that did rather well over here! hardback, landscape format. Available Mid October.......... 28.95 plus worldwide surface postage of 7.00 (If airmail delivery required please enquire regarding costs)

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