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r1lark
08-07-2018, 06:19 PM
Really cool video loaded with Studebaker US6's assigned to the Australian Citizens Military Force (CMF). Film was done in 1971 according to the info included with it on YouTube. Shows Studebaker US6's in snow, dirt, mountains, etc. Looks like those guys were having fun!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebPPEfAYzMM

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70Avanti2
08-08-2018, 05:08 PM
Cant belive those us6's did not have a locking diff on the front axle

Buzzard
08-09-2018, 10:08 AM
Fishtailing in a US6. Now I've seen everything. The CMP's had a little trouble with 6 less tires but did you notice the machine gun opening on the RHD CMP's?
The front duallies are neat too but I have never tried it. Owning one I can attest that they really do go just about anywhere, just not very quickly.
Bill

HAWK64
08-09-2018, 09:18 PM
Recall seeing many of these when doing my National Service in the Army in the late fifties at Bandiana near Melbourne. When we had our National Studebaker Meet at the 2007 Queensland gathering we had 16 of those US6 trucks on display during the Concours.

JRoberts
08-10-2018, 06:33 AM
What a cool video. I noticed the windshields were open during one of the those fishtailing episodes. I imagine those in the cab had quite a face full of dirt. Enjoyed seeing the narrow headlight Land Rovers as well.