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M-109 Truck, Van, 6x6, Shop

The M-109 Truck, Van, 6x6, Shop is part of the G-742 (M-35 or M-44) series of 2 1/2 ton trucks. The many models of the very successful G-742 trucks were in Army inventory from the mid-1950s into the 1990s.

Details of the history, model numbers, and configurations of the M35-series of 6x6 cargo trucks is on the linked page.

M109A3 Truck, Van, 6x6, Shop being lifted by crane aboard SS Mostween 7 for shipment from the Port of Houston to the Middle East in support of Operation Desert Shield, 30 November 1990
M109A3 Truck, Van, 6x6, Shop being lifted by crane aboard SS Mostween 7 for shipment from the Port of Houston to the Middle East in support of Operation Desert Shield, 30 November 1990.

M-109A3 Shop Van at DRMO
M-109A3 Shop Van at DRMO.

M-109A3 Shop Van at DRMO.  Photo: Courtesy of Mark J. Blair
M-109A3 Shop Van at DRMO. Photo: Courtesy of Mark J. Blair.

M-109A3 interior inside look
Interior of M109A3 Shop Van. Photo: Government Liquidation.com

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