Wednesday, 20 November 2013

CCKW 352 - Railroad Demolition

No: 145

Chassis: 352
Cab: Closed
Type: Railroad Demolition
Comment: This CCKW 352 was constructed to distribute explosive charges along railway tracks to ensure that they were destroyed. The charges were stored vertically in eight silos (four on each side) and transferred on each side on a chain driven conveyor belt. The chain itself was driven by a toothed pulley mounted on the hub of the last rear wheel. The charges descended to the ballast by gravity through two chutes supported by a trolley. An armoured plate at the rear of the vehicle protected the assembly against premature or accidental explosions.

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