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International KB-3
International 1947 KB3
International 1947 KB-3 armored car at American Truck Historical Society show, Fontana, California, 2004
Manufacturer International Harvester Co.
Introduced date mid-1947
Discontinued date 1949
Preceding model International K-3
Superseded by International L-130
Production locations Springfield, Ohio, Chatham, Ontario
No built 20068 (1947-48)
Capacity tons/GVW/GCW 1-ton, 6650 lb GVW
Engine
Make International
Model Green Diamond GRD-214
Fuel gasoline
Cooling water
Cylinders 6
Displacement ci / L 213 ci
Power HP @ rpm 82 @ 3400
Transmission
Gearbox make (model) International HDS-A (Warner T-9 optional)
Gearbox type syncromesh (sliding gear optional)
Gears (forward speeds) 3 (optional 4-speed in show truck)
Axles & drive
Wheels/drive 4x2
Rear Axle Make (Model) International R1150 spiral-bevel
Tires standard/optional 7.00-16 6-ply / 6.50-16 6-ply dual rear (on show truck)
Other
Shipping weight 3000 lb
List price $1067 (chassis-1947)
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International began 1947 with unchanged K-series models. The new KB-series was announced in January and went into production in the spring. The only visible changes were the “wings” added to the sides of the grille and the triple diamond emblem integrated into the top of the grille. International was falling behind the competition in this class. Some other 1-ton models had higher GVW ratings, more-powerful engines, and larger optional tires to go with their modern post-war cabs.

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References / sourcesEdit

  • Crismon, Frederick W. (1995). International Trucks. Motorbooks International, Osceola, Wisconsin.
  • Mroz, Albert (1996). The Illustrated Encyclopedia of American Trucks and Commercial Vehicles. Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin.


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