Today in WW II: 20 May 1940 German General Rudolf Veiel's 2nd Panzer division reaches the English Channel at Noyelles, splitting the Allied defense.  More 
20 May 1940 Largest Nazi concentration camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, opens in Poland. Before liberation in 1945, about 1.1 million people died there, 90 percent Jews.
20 May 1941 Germans launch Operation Mercury, the Battle of Crete, the first airborne invasion in history.
20 May 1942 First African-American seamen taken into the United States Navy.
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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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