IBG 72020 Diamond T 969 Wrecker
IBG Diamond T 969 Wrecker
The Diamond T was an American automobile manufactured in Chicago until 1911 by the Diamond T Motor Car Company. The name of the company means: "Diamond" for quality and "T" for Tilt after the owner Charles A.Tilt. Diamond T 4-ton 6x6 series truck introduced in production in early 1941 with 968/969/970 versions covered cargo truck, heavy wrecker and dump truck. Later chassis of this truck were used as universal platform for some special versions like asphalt tank, water tank, crane or snow plows. All versions of Diamond T trucks served in the US Army in almost all theaters of the Second World War and later to early 1950's. Some versions of this truck were also used by British, Canadian and Polish military units in the Second World War.