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

More information about the M-5H-6 International Harvester Cargo Truck is found on the linked page.

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:

Dataplate for the International M-5H-6, WW II 2 1/2 ton 6x6 truck.
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, Holabird Quartermaster Depot, 1941.  This truck was similar to the GMC CCKW 2 1/2 ton 6x6 but was used primarily by the US Navy and Marince Corps.
WWII vintage International M-5-H6 2 1/2-ton 6x6 Cargo Truck at the US Marine Corps Mechanized Museum, Camp Pendleton, CA.
M-5H-6 International Harvester 2 1/2-ton 6x6 Cargo Truck (G-651) with 12 foot bed, Holabird Quartermaster Depot, circa 1941.
Marines unload medical supplies and food which has just arrived in a USMC Douglas R5D-2 Skymaster cargo plane from Japan, at an airfield near Chunchon, Korea, 1950.  The truck is an International Harvester M-5H-6 2 1/2-ton 6x6.

Military trucks produced by International Harvister 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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