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'Honest John' on display
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No: 2614   Contributor: Jens Lilienthal   Year: 2010   Manufacturers: AM General, Diamond T, Kaiser, Mack, Navistar International   Country: England
'Honest John' on display

1951 US 'Honest John' Nuclear Missile - on 1951 US International Harvester M386 TEL Vehicle @ Duxford IWM

The M289 and M386 tactical launchers and the below mentioned trucks are all member of the G-744 (or M39), 6 x 6, 5-tons truck series. The series was developed shortly after WW II to replace trucks in the 4-, 5-, 6-, and 7½-ton class. First production models were completed by Diamond T and International Harvester with later production being undertaken by Kaiser Jeep (now AM General) and Mack.

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Picture added on 06 October 2010 at 11:09
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Imperial War Museum, Duxford, England, United Kingdom
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This is the later version of the system - with the shorter, hydraulically-raised start-ramp.

Added by Roger Greenaway on 06 October 2010.
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