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US Military WW II M-5H-6 International Harvester 2 1/2 Ton 6x6 Cargo Truck (G-651)

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Find additional photos and hi-res versions of the IH M-5H-6 2 1/2-ton 6x6 truck at the Olive-Drab Military Mashup:

Seabees bringing back stretcher casualties from the front lines and loading trucks with rations and ammunition for the front lines, Peleliu, circa 15 September 1944.  Trucks are probably IH M-5H-6 2 1/2-ton trucks commonly used by the US Navy and Marine Corps.  LVTs (Amtracs) in the surf.
International Harvester M-5H-6 2 1/2 ton 6x6 cargo truck, with crew of Marines, WW II circa 1944.
Members of a US Navy construction battalion (CB or Seabees) laying pierced planking across a runway in the Cape Torokina area of Bougainville, 2 December 1943.  Truck is probably an International M-5H-6, 2 1/2-ton 6x6.
M-5H-6 International Harvester 2 1/2 Ton 6x6 Cargo Truck drives up the ramp of a U.S. Navy LST during the evacuation of the 1st Marine Division, Hungnam, Korea, December 1950.  Appears to be a dump truck on the LWB chassis (spare and fuel tanks behind cab).
1945 photo of a U.S. Navy (and USMC) International Harvester M-5H-6 2 1/2-ton 6x6 cargo truck, pulling a parade float with a lighter truck on board.
Marines of the Combat Service Group Lifting Salvaged M-5H-6 International Harvester 2 1/2 Ton 6x6 Truck on Flat Car to be Shipped to Masan, Korea, 22 October 1951. USMC Crawler Crane to the right.

Military trucks produced by International Harvester in the World War II era used a three part model number: M for Military, a second number indicating how many half-tons of off-road capacity, and a third number indicating the number of driven wheels. Example: M-2-4 is a one-ton model, 4x4. In some cases, an additional letter was inserted to further specify the model.

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M-5H-6 International Harvester 2 1/2 Ton 6x6 Cargo Truck (G-651)
M-5H-6 International Harvester 2 1/2 Ton 6x6 Cargo Truck (G-651) with 9 foot bed. Two piece windshield is unusual.

M-5H-6 International Harvester 2 1/2 Ton 6x6 Cargo Truck (G-651)
M-5H-6 International Harvester 2 1/2 Ton 6x6 Cargo Truck (G-651) with 12 foot bed.

Marines struggle to position M101 105mm Light Howitzer Okinawa, 1945.  Short wheelbase M-5H-6 2 1/2 ton 6x6 was used as a prime mover
Marines struggle to position M101 105mm Light Howitzer, Okinawa, 1945. Short wheelbase M-5H-6 2 1/2 ton 6x6 (right, rear) was used as a prime mover.

Marines in M-5H-6 6x6 trucks make slow progress during torrential rains on Okinawa, May 1945
Marines in M-5H-6 6x6 trucks make slow progress during torrential rains on Okinawa, May 1945.

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