Thornycroft Mighty Antar.
The (Mighty) Antar 6x4 prime mover is perhaps the most famous Thornycroft truck. It was used as a tank transporter and the Dinky model of this role was one of the most admired by small boys of the 1950's and 1960's, and even today.
The civilian Antar was developed in the late 1940's.
The British army adopted it as a tank transporter in 1952
to replace the World War II vintage
Three Mighty Antars came to
to move heavy generating
components for the Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Authority
during the construction of the hydro electric scheme;
all three have been scrapped since then.
The final Mk3 Antar (right) has a more rounded cab
and a Rolls Royce supercharged diesel engine
giving 333bhp at 2100rpm.
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