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|Today in WW II: 25 Oct 1943 American and New Zealand troops land at Mono and Stirling, Treasury Islands, south of Bougainville [25-27 Oct]. More ↓
|25 Oct 1944 First operation by the Japanese Kamikaze Special Attack Force: 55 kamikazes strike 7 carriers and 40 other ships, sinking six, off Leyte, Philippines.
25 Oct 1944 Battle off Samar [Leyte]: US Admiral Sprague skillfully prevents a loss to the stronger Japanese force under Japanese Admiral Kurita.
25 Oct 1944 Battle off Cape Engaño (Leyte): lopsided naval battle resulting in the loss of most of Japanese Northern Force to US Admiral Halsey's carrier planes and battleships [25-26 Oct].
25 Oct 1944 Soviet Red Army enters Kirkenes, the first town in Norway to be liberated from the Germans.
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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|
|Payload (Lift & Tow Stinger)||11,000 lb 4,990 kg|
|Towed Load||36,836 lb 16,709 kg|
M1089 5 ton Wrecker.