Military Vehicles, June 1997,: RE: [MV] CCKW Stuff

RE: [MV] CCKW Stuff

Lars Edin Svaasand (
Wed, 4 Jun 1997 07:35:26 +0200

>A couple of silly questions on CCKW's. The valve in the brake line =
going >to
>the front axle, is this to limit the front brakes for poor traction
>conditions or just for maintenance use? Is the inside of the cab =
>the same OD Green as the outside? Does anyone know what trailer was =
>commonly pulled by the cargo trucks (single wheel or dual wheel, 1 ton =
>or 1
>1/2 ton ect.)?

The brake valve is to be able to shut off the front brakes. The front =
brake lines are very exposed, and are easy to brake if driving through =
brush or wire. There should be a dash plate in the cab stating that the =
valve is to be shut off if you are to drive through wire. =20

The inside cab is painted the same OD Drab as everything else.

The trailer commonly pulled is the Ben Hur (and various other =
manufacturers) 1 1/2 ton 2 wheel trailer (same wheels as on truck).

Lars Svaasand, Norway

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