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International Trucks => International Truck Chat => Other International Trucks => Topic started by: Diana Alan on May 06, 2013, 01:04:39 PM

Title: International Harvester AB-160 "Teaspoon Tipper"
Post by: Diana Alan on May 06, 2013, 01:04:39 PM
We recently had some discussion on the Truck, Dump 2 1/2 Ton AB-160.  I know that Glen did at least some of his time in SVN on the teaspoon tippers, how about we kick off the Other International Trucks section off with some more information?

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Image from the REMLR site: http://remlr.com/Army-Inter/AB160.html (http://remlr.com/Army-Inter/AB160.html)
Title: Re: International Harvester AB-160 "Teaspoon Tipper"
Post by: Diana Alan on May 06, 2013, 07:53:29 PM
Just a little note, it seems that at some time Australia gave Sabah 17 X AB-160 Tippers on the Colombo Plan and that by 21 June 1965 the Sabah Government had declared them BER  and gave them back to the Australian Army as spares for 24 Const Sqn.  (Page 48 http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/records/awm95/4/7/awm95-4-7-2.pdf (http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/records/awm95/4/7/awm95-4-7-2.pdf) )

Also it seems that the AB-160 were becomming unservicable in use. See image below from http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/records/awm95/4/7/awm95-4-7-5.pdf (http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/records/awm95/4/7/awm95-4-7-5.pdf)