Today in WW II: 18 Nov 1940 Alfred Loomis suggests the electronic air navigation system which was later developed into LORAN [long range navigation system] at MIT.  More 
18 Nov 1941 British Eighth Army offensive in Libya, Operation Crusader.
18 Nov 1943 Intensive RAF Bomber Command attack on Berlin, Germany begins with a 440 plane mission that causes only light damage, killing 131 while RAF loses 9 aircraft and 53 aviators.
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The M1088 and M1088A1 Medium Tactical Vehicles are the standard 5 ton tractors in the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV), providing tactical unit mobility and logistics for the U.S. Army and the other military services.

M1088 or M1088A1 FMTV 5 ton Tractor

Curb Weight 18,840 lb 8,546 kg
Length 281 in 7,140 mm
Width 96 in 2,438 mm
Oper. Height 112 in 2,845 mm
Air Trans. Height 105.5 in 2,680 mm
Wheelbase 161 in 4,100 mm
Range (Min. Gr. Wt.) 300+ mi 483+ km
Approach Angle 40
Departure Angle 44
Fifth Wheel Vertical Load 25,000 lb 11,340 kg
Towed Load 60,710 lb 27,538 kg

M1088 or M1088A1 FMTV 5 ton Tractor
M1088 or M1088A1 FMTV 5 ton Tractor.

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