Detail from front tire rim. There are still the original 8.25 X 20 Combat tires fitted, and even though they are deflated , the hardness of the rubber is a dangerous thing as they have lots of spring force still in them
10 years ago, the Society performed a running overhaul of a T-17 Staghound for a local Army Regiment, and we had a tire service company perform the removal of the old 1940’s tires. The results were terrifying, as the tire, a big Run Flat 300 pound ,14 X 20 shot off the split rim, breaking the arm of the tire specialist.
Illustrates that even after years, things stay under tension