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Federal ex-army tank carrier, Northern Territory, Australia
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No: 3671   Contributor: Ron Dingwall   Year: 1955   Manufacturer: Federal   Country: Australia
Federal ex-army tank carrier, Northern Territory, Australia

Federal ex-army tank carrier of the type that we used for road train work in the Northern Territory. We had two named "Dyna-mite" and Dyna will". This one went South for the logging industry. Is Australia the only country that carries water bags on the front of their trucks? They were 3 mph faster than the Diamond "T"s. Wow!!!
Picture added on 09 March 2010 at 12:06
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Ron regarding your question about the water bags. We also carried them in South Africa. Always had some cool water to drink. With modern trucks fitted with aircons and fridges you dont see them anymore. My last one got nicked. Regards Kenn.

Added by Kenn Uys on 22 October 2011.
Ron I bought a federal from the alice came from up in darwin had chassis extended had to have an estimated 20 foot tray.It still had original motor and gear box looked just like this one above except oil filter wasn't hanging out side of truck but has same style of chassis extension would love to hear if you know any more.

Added by Paul Griffiths on 11 July 2012.
Hi Ron, Great shot of the the Federal 604 6x4. Did you ever come across any ex RAAF Federal 6x6's about in your travels after the war? I know there were at least 2 operating around Pell Airbase (North of Adelaide River) and Darwin, which probably remained in the NT after the war? Are you still living in the US? All the Best, Kind Regards, Trevor Shelton

Added by Trevor Shelton on 03 March 2018.
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