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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|
|Payload||5,000 lb 2,268 kg|
|Towed Load||12,000 lb 5,443 kg|
Drawing of FMTV 2.5 ton Van M1079.