Cargo trucks with capacity in the range 2 1/2 tons to about 7 tons have been the main transport vehicle for the U.S. military since World War II, used in large numbers. While air and sea transport are vitally important, and heavy trucks carry bulk loads best, the final means of logistical capability for men, weapons, supplies, equipment and materials is often the medium truck.
Today in WW II: 2 Aug 1939 Albert Einstein writes to Pres. Roosevelt about the potential for a uniquely powerful uranium weapon and indications of German interest in it, the inspiration for the Manhattan Project. More↓