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Truck, Tactical, 10-Ton, 8X8, MAN
The diesel engine powered Truck, Tactical, 10-Ton, 8X8, MAN, was manufactured in the 1980s by MAN Nutzfahrzeuge Group, MAN AG, Germany. The MAN 8x8 was dedicated to the transport and support of the Pershing II (MGM-31C) tactical missile and the Gryphon (BGM-109G) Ground Launched Cruise Missile (GLCM).
Truck, Tactical, 10-Ton, 8X8, MAN (M1001, M1002, M1013, M1014)
There are four models of the MAN 8x8 Diesel used by U.S. forces:
The M1001 and M1002 were used by the U.S. Army while the M1013 and M1014 were used by the U.S. Air Force. Canadian forces also acquired these vehicles.
The M1002 model is a wrecker dedicated to recovery operations for the supported missile systems. The MAN Diesel 8x8 was used by U.S. forces in Europe for operations that utilized the M983 Truck, Tractor: 10-Ton, 8x8 HEMTT in the U.S. MAN AG produced these extreme mobility trucks, called KAT 2 or SX-series by MAN, based on their earlier KAT I vehicles used by the German Army and others worldwide.
Truck, Tactical, 10-Ton, 8X8, MAN Model Characteristics
The MAN trucks share the MAN D-2840 V10 400hp turbo-diesel engine coupled to the MAN ZF4S-15GP 6-spd transmission and an 8x8 chassis with two steerable axles.
The M1001 8x8 10-Ton Truck Tractor has an 8-ton material handling crane, a 30-kilowatt (kW) generator, and a self-recovery winch. This model, the dedicated prime mover for the Pershing II missile system semitrailer, has a fifth wheel for a 2-inch kingpin.
M1001 Operational Dimensions:
The M1002 8x8 10-Ton Truck Wrecker has a Rotzler recovery unit, earth spades, 8-ton material handling crane, and carriers for a truck spare tire and two Pershing II missile semitrailer spare tires.
M1002 Operational Dimensions:
The M1013 8x8 10-Ton Truck Tractor has a 2-ton material handling crane and a self-recovery winch. This model, a dedicated prime mover for the GLCM semitrailer, has a fifth wheel for a 3-inch kingpin.
M1013 Operational Dimensions:
The M1014 8x8 10-Ton Truck Tractor has a fifth wheel for a 3-inch kingpin and extra tire carrier for the semitrailer spare tire. This model is also a dedicated prime mover for the GLCM semitrailer.
M1014 Operational Dimensions:
Manuals for the MAN 8x8 Diesel series of trucks are numbered TM 9-2320-282-xx where the xx represents the maintenance level.
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