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Truck, Utility, 3/4 ton, 4x4 M-1009
The M-1009 is a Commercial Utility Cargo Vehicle (CUCV pronounced "cuck-vee"), a military modified Chevrolet/General Motors Model K10516 (K5) Blazer with a 3/4 ton rating. The CUCVs were an attempt by the U.S. military to use COTS (commercial, off-the-shelf) vehicles with minor modification in non-combat roles. This effort to save money was not very successful and eventually all CUCV units where replaced by HMMWVs.
The M1009 was produced for the U.S. military from 1983 to 1986. The M1009 differs from the civilian Blazer in that it has a heavier spring in the suspenstion and has no air conditioning.
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Truck, Utility, 3/4 ton, 4x4 M-1009 CUCV Blazer
The M1009 utility truck (enclosed body, equivalent to the commercial Chevrolet Blazer) is one model of the M10xx Chevy Commercial Utility Cargo Vehicles (CUCV) series of trucks. The linked page provides more information on the general characteristics of the Chevrolet CUCV trucks, varaints and kits, and a directory of links to Olive-Drab.com pages for other models of the series.
The M1009 (2320-01-123-2665) is a light commercial trucks, with military modifications, designed to provide standard tactical mobility and to carry passengers. It has many uses in Command and Control or other functions.
Tabulated data for the M1009 Truck, Utility, Tactical, 3/4 Ton, 4x4:
The M1009 NSN is 2320-01-123-2665.
Manuals for the M1008, M1009, M10xx Chevrolet CUCV trucks will be numbered TM9-2320-289-xx where the xx represents the maintenance level. You can sometimes find the CD version of M1009 Manuals at Amazon.com. If you don't find what you want at first, try different ways of searching Amazon. This link will often find Military CUCV parts.
Find additional photos and hi-res versions of the Chevrolet Blazer M1009 1 1/4-ton, 4x4 CUCV at the Olive-Drab Military Mashup:
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