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Is there any reasion to think it is a tank tyre? It looks like a standard solid tyre to me, intended for use on a truck, trailer, mobile crane, etc. My only doubt about possible truck use is that British ones were usually specified in milimeters in WW1 I believe. I have no idea why!


Tank tyres were usually bonded directly to the wheel (except Valentine as Rick said) because pressing them onto a seperate wheel was not a strong enough fixing to withstand the side thrusts that a tracked vehicle causes when it turns.




I should add in the light of the next post that I was talking about British tank practice as they are Dunlop tyres but that is a fair point Andrew.

Edited by David Herbert
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