Today in WW II: 24 Aug 1942 Battle of the Eastern Solomons: US and Japanese aircraft carrires clash during the Guadalcanal Campaign, the 3rd such battle after Coral Sea and Midway [24-25 Aug].  More 
24 Aug 1943 Aleutian campaign ends as US troops find Kiska Island uninhabited and declare the island secure, the Japanese having withdrawn secretly.
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M1089 or M1089A1 5 ton Wrecker

The M-1089 or M1089A1 5 ton Wrecker 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 34,773 lb 15,773 kg
Length 366 in 9,305 mm
Width 96 in 2,438 mm
Oper. Height 112 in 2,845 mm
Air Trans. Height 105.5 in 2,680 mm
Wheelbase 209 in 5,300 mm
Range (Min. Gr. Wt.) 300+ mi 483+ km
Approach Angle 40
Departure Angle 40
Payload (Lift & Tow Stinger) 11,000 lb 4,990 kg
Towed Load 36,836 lb 16,709 kg

M1089 5 ton Wrecker
M1089 5 ton Wrecker.