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M1079 or M1079A1 2.5 ton Van

The M1079 or M1079A1 2.5 ton Van is a member of the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV), providing tactical unit mobility and logistics for the U.S. Army and the other military services.

Curb Weight 18,181 lb 8,247 kg
Length 263 in 6,682 mm
Width 96 in 2,438 mm
Oper. Height 143 in 3,630 mm
Air Trans. Height 105.5 in 2,680 mm
Wheelbase 153.5 in 3,900 mm
Range (Min. Gr. Wt.) 400+ mi 645+ km
Approach Angle 40°
Departure Angle 40°
Payload 5,000 lb 2,268 kg
Towed Load 12,000 lb 5,443 kg

Drawing of FMTV 2.5 ton Van M1079
Drawing of FMTV 2.5 ton Van M1079.



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