Today in WW II: 10 Mar 1945 Japanese incendiary balloon by chance becomes entangled in the electrical lines feeding the Hanford, WA plutonium reactor, forcing a shut down, the only American facility shut down by enemy action during WW II.
M-149 Trailer, Water, 400 gallon (Water Buffalo)
The U.S. military employs M149 water trailers to distribute drinking water to field units. The M149A2 water trailer, with a stainless steel tank, replaced the M149 and M149A1 fiberglass tank water trailers. The NSN for the M149A2 water trailer is 2510-01-091-5167. The technical manual for the M149 water tank trailer series is TM 9–2330–267–14&P.
M-149 Water Buffalo Trailer Photo Gallery
Lt. Jansen with M149 400 gallon Water Buffalo trailer, placed in foliage for concealment, Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, SC, 18 March 1985.
MSG Raul Marrero, 393rd Corps Support Battalion, 65th Regional Support Command, Puerto Rico, guides an M-923 5-ton cargo truck to the lunette of an M-149 Water Buffalo, 15 April 2002.
M-149A2 Water Buffalo.
M-149 Water Buffalo at U.S. Army Reserve Center, Dallas area. July 2005. Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit.