Today in WW II: 27 Mar 1933 Japan gives notice of withdrawal from the League of Nations. More ↓
27 Mar 1941 Anti-Axis coup d'etat in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, with British support, forces Prince Paul into exile.
27 Mar 1941 Battle of Cape Matapan began, on Greece's Peloponnesian peninsula. British Commonwealth fleet intercepted and damaged/sank ships of the Italian Navy [March 27-29].
27 Mar 1941 Japanese spy Takeo Yoshikawa arrives in Honolulu, HI, and begins to study the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor.
27 Mar 1943 British Escort carrier HMS Dasher destroyed in the Firth of Clyde by an accidental aviation fuel explosion, killing 379 of the crew of 528.
27 Mar 1945 Final German V-2 rocket attacks of the war, one on Antwerp, killing 27 people, and one on England, which seriously injured 23 and killed one.
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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 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.
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.
US Army M978 HEMTT Fuel Servicing truck at Rapid Refueling Point Exxon, Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom, 4 April 2003.