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19 Sep 1944 Battle of the Hürtgen Forest begins with a probe toward the town of Schmidt by US 60th Infantry Regiment. 19 Sep 1944 Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_NS_SEPARATOR in /big/dom/xolive_drab/www/od2/od2_support_functions.php(226) : eval()'d code on line 1. Visit the Olive-Drab.com World War II Timeline for day-by-day events 1939-1945! See also WW2 Books.
M-945 Truck, Chassis, 5-ton, 6x6
The M-945 Truck, Chassis, 5-ton, 6x6 is part of the M-939 Series of 5 ton 6x6 trucks. Details of the history, model numbers, and configurations of the M939-series of trucks are on the linked page.
M945A1 Bridge Section Transporter and launch vehicle (NSN 2320-01-205-2668).
M945A2 Generator truck, Electrical Power Plant III, power plant of the Patriot missile system (NSN 23230-01-230-3261)
The Ribbon Bridge/Raft is an interconnecting system of floating bridge sections consisting of ramp and interior bays. A complete bridge set of 10 interior bays and two ramp bays spans a gap of 76.4 meters. Each bay can be transported, launched and retrieved from an M945A1 6×6 truck. Bridge sections are transported folded, and they are then launched from the transporter at the shoreline (photo, below). Once positioned, bridge crewmen, using bridge erection boats, lock them together in the water. Ribbon Bridge sections for the M945A1 were built by Systems & Electronics, Incorporated (formerly Southwest Mobile Systems).
130th Engineer Brigade M-945A1 5-ton 6x6 Bridge Section Transporter and launch vehicle places an assault float bridge section into the Sava River, Bosnia, 30 December 1995.
M-945A1 5-ton 6x6 Bridge Section Transporter and launch vehicle.