Military wreckers are used for both specific purposes such as vehicle recovery and as general lift capability for whatever is needed. They vary in platform type (truck mounted, tracked) and over a big range of capacity. These wreckers play an important role in military logistics, construction, movement, and maintenance. See also Cranes.
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Chart of Military Wreckers
In this chart of military wreckers, click on the photo link to go to the page of photos and information for the specific vehicle.
Wrecker, 4 to 5 ton, 6x4, Mack Trucks Inc.
Diamond-T 969A 4 ton Wrecker
M1 / M1A1
Ward La France / Kenworth Truck, Heavy Wrecker, 6x6