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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.

Truck, Utility, 3/4 ton, 4x4 M-1009
Truck, Utility, 3/4 ton, 4x4 M-1009

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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:

EngineGM (Detroit Diesel) 379 cu in. (6.2L) J-series non-emissions diesel V-8 engine, 135hp@3600rpm
TransmissionGM TH400 (Turbo Hydramatic 400) automatic transmission with 3 forward and 1 reverse speeds
Transfer CaseManual NP208
AxlesGM Corporate 10-bolt front and rear, with 3.08:1 gears, 6-lug. Eaton Gov-Lok in rear diff
Curb Weight5200 lbs (2361 kg)
Payload1200 lbs (545 kg)
Towed Load Allowance3000 lbs (1361 kg)
GVW6400 lbs (2906 kg)
Wheelbase106.5 in (271 cm)
Length191.8 in (487.1 cm)
Width79.6 in (202.0 cm)
Height74.9 in ((190.2 cm)
Electrical12/24 volt dual voltage, 100 amp electrical system
BrakesHydraulically activated, power-assisted front disc and rear drum service brakes, silicone fluid
Fording16 in (40.0 cm) w/o kit
Ground Clearance8.2 in (20.8 cm), rear axle @ GVW
Tires10.00R15LT (Load range C) Steel Belted Radials
Tire Pressure35 psi (241 kPa) front, 35 psi (241 kPa) rear, spare same as rear
Fuel Tank27 Gallons US (102.2 1) liters)
Maximum Speeds At Governed RPM
High Range
1st 25 mph (40.2 kph)
2nd 35 mph (56.3 kph)
Drv 55 mph (88.5 kph)
Rev 9 mph (24.5 kph)
Maximum Speeds At Governed RPM
Low Range
1st 14 mph (22.5 kph)
2nd 23 mph (37.0 kph)
Drv 35 mph (56.3 kph)
Rev 6 mph ( 9.6 kph)

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:

M1009 CUCV (Chevy Blazer).
Military vehicles including an M-1009 CUCV Blazer line up for a final cleaning on the wash rack before being shipped back to the United States during the joint US/South Korean Exercise TEAM SPIRIT 87, Camp Humphreys, Gyeonggi-Do, Republic Of Korea, 10 April 1987.
M1009 CUCV trucks are loaded onto flatcars for shipment to the Pusan, Korea port at the conclusion of Exercise TEAM SPIRIT 87, 15 Apr 1987
M1009 CUCV trucks are loaded onto flatcars for shipment to the Pusan, Korea port at the conclusion of Exercise TEAM SPIRIT 87, 15 Apr 1987
M1009 CUCV, Chevy Blazer. Courtesy: Government Liquidation LLC
M1009 CUCV (Chevrolet Blazer) Courtesy: Government Liquidation LLC

M1009 CUCV Photo Gallery

M-1009 CUCV Blazers from 32nd Separate Infantry Brigade (Mechanized), Wisconsin Army National Guard, being secured to a railroad flatcar for transport to port of Bremerhaven Germany, following Exercise Reforger '86, 3 February 1986
M-1009 CUCV Blazers from 32nd Separate Infantry Brigade (Mechanized), Wisconsin Army National Guard, being secured to a railroad flatcar for transport to port of Bremerhaven Germany, following Exercise Reforger '86, 3 February 1986.

M-1009 CUCV Blazer waiting for loading on the Ready Reserve Force ship SS Cape Horn (T-AKR 5068) for shipment back to the United States at the conclusion of the joint US/South Korean Exercise TEAM SPIRIT '87, 15 April 1987
M-1009 CUCV Blazer waiting for loading on the Ready Reserve Force ship SS Cape Horn (T-AKR 5068) for shipment back to the United States at the conclusion of the joint US/South Korean Exercise TEAM SPIRIT '87, 15 April 1987

Truck, Utility, 3/4 ton, 4x4 M-1009 CUCV Blazer
Truck, Utility, 3/4 ton, 4x4 M-1009 CUCV Blazer. Photo: Government Liquidation.com

Truck, Utility, 3/4 ton, 4x4 M-1009 CUCV Blazer
Truck, Utility, 3/4 ton, 4x4 M-1009 CUCV Blazer. Photo: Government Liquidation.com

Truck, Utility, 3/4 ton, 4x4 M-1009 CUCV Blazer
Truck, Utility, 3/4 ton, 4x4 M-1009 CUCV Blazer. Photo: Government Liquidation.com

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