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M978 Truck, Tank: 10-Ton, 8x8, Fuel Servicing, 2500 gallon

The M978 Truck, Tank: 10-Ton, 8x8, Fuel Servicing is one of the US Military family of Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks (HEMTT). General information about the HEMTT series is found on the linked page.

As described in TM 9-2320-279-10-1, the HEMTT M978 is a bulk liquid transporter, a tanker vehicle with 2500-gal (9,463 liter) tank and fuel resupply module.

The NSNs for the HEMTT M978 variants are:

  • M978 NSN 2320-01-097-0249 w/winch
  • M978 NSN 2320-01-100-7672 w/o winch
  • M978A2 NSN 2320-01-492-8216 w/winch
  • M978A2 NSN 2320-01-492-8215 w/o winch
  • M978A2R1 NSN 2320-01-492-8226 w/winch
  • M978A2R1 NSN 2320-01-492-8225 w/o winch

HEMTT M978 Truck, Tank: 10-Ton, 8x8, Fuel Servicing, 8x8
HEMTT M978 Truck, Tank: 10-Ton, 8x8, Fuel Servicing, 8x8.

HEMTT M978 Tank Truck is offloaded from the vehicle cargo ship SS Admiral William M. Callaghan (T-AKR 1001) during Exercise REFORGER '84, 15 August 1984.
HEMTT M978 Tank Truck is offloaded from the vehicle cargo ship SS Admiral William M. Callaghan (T-AKR 1001) during Exercise REFORGER '84, 15 August 1984.

M-978 HEMTT fuel tankers on flatcars after being unloaded from a cargo ship at La Porte, TX, 19 July 1991. Vehicles and other equipment have been shipped to La Porte from the Persian Gulf region, where they were used during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.
M-978 HEMTT fuel tankers on flatcars after being unloaded from a cargo ship at La Porte, TX, 19 July 1991. Vehicles and other equipment have been shipped to La Porte from the Persian Gulf region, where they were used during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.

Positioning an M-978 fuel servicing truck aboard the rapid-response vehicle cargo ship USNS Pollux (T-AKR-290), 11 November 1991. The trucks are being returned to Germany in the aftermath of Operations Desert Shield / Desert Storm
Positioning an M-978 fuel servicing truck aboard the rapid-response vehicle cargo ship USNS Pollux (T-AKR-290), 11 November 1991. The trucks are being returned to Germany in the aftermath of Operations Desert Shield / Desert Storm.

M978 Fueler HEMTT truck in front of the Kandahar Airport, Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom, 12 February 2002
M978 Fueler HEMTT truck in front of the Kandahar Airport, Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom, 12 February 2002.

US Army M978 HEMTT Fuel Servicing truck at Rapid Refueling Point Exxon, Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom, 4 April 2003
US Army M978 HEMTT Fuel Servicing truck at Rapid Refueling Point Exxon, Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom, 4 April 2003.

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