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Bärgningsterrängbil (Bgtgb) 965 – Volvo TL31
In addition to the smaller 912 and 915 all-terrain vehicles, the Swedish armed forces in the 1950s also needed a new heavy truck for towing artillery. Scania and Volvo supplied two different vehicles, the Scania LA82 and the slightly lighter Volvo TL31. The TL31 was to become a long-time workhorse of the armed forces. The 934 (military designation) was the basic model with a standard truck bed, the 914 was an airforce crash tender, and the 965 became a heavy and versatile wrecker. It had a 4-ton dual boom crane, a 3.5-ton dolly, and a large array of tools and supplementary equipment. Most regiments had a 965 on standby duty for rescuing inexperienced or adventurous conscript drivers who had driven their vehicles into the ditch or gotten stuck in the terrain.
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