Today in WW II: 17 May 1940 Brussels falls to German forces; Belgian government flees to Ostend, Belgium.  More 
17 May 1943 US Army contracts with University of Pennsylvania's Moore School of Electrical Engineering to develop ENIAC computer.
17 May 1943 8th Air Force B-17F Flying Fortress named Memphis Belle becomes the first plane to complete a 25-mission tour of duty.
Visit the Olive-Drab.com World War II Timeline for day-by-day events 1939-1945! See also WW2 Books.

M-1084 or M1084A1 5 ton Cargo Truck with MHE

The M-1084 or M1084A1 5 ton Cargo Truck 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 23,877 lb 10,831 kg
Length 306 in 7,782 mm
Width 96 in 2,438 mm
Oper. Height 112 in 2,845 mm
Air Trans. Height 105.5 in 2,680 mm
Wheelbase 177 in 4,500 mm
Range (Min. Gr. Wt.) 300+ mi 483+ km
Approach Angle 40
Departure Angle 36
Payload 10,000 lb 4,536 kg
Towed Load 21,000 lb 9,526 kg
Inside Cargo Bed Length 170 in 4,318 mm
Inside Cargo Bed Width 91 in 2,314 mm

MHE is Materials Handling Equipment, a crane added to the rear of the vehicle.

M1084 or M1084A1 5 ton Cargo Truck with MHE
M1084 or M1084A1 5 ton Cargo Truck with MHE.