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M1010 Truck, Ambulance, Tactical, 1 1/4 Ton, 4x4

The M1010 CUCV Ambulance has the same cab and chassis as the M1008 cargo truck, but with an ambulance body. The M1010 Ambulance is a variant of the M10xx Chevy Commercial Utility Cargo Vehicles (CUCV) series of trucks. The linked page provides more information on the general characteristics of the Chevrolet CUCV trucks, varaints and kits, and a directory of links to pages for other models of the series.

The M1010 Truck, Ambulance, Tactical, 1 1/4 Ton, 4x4 (NSN 2310-01-123-2666) differs from other Chevrolet CUCV models by having the ambulance body, heater and air conditioning in patient compartment, a spotlight, patient compartment dome light and focus lights, Gas-Particulate Filter Unit (GPFU), radio and antenna mounting, and a 200 amp alternator to provide additional power for the extra electrical loads.

Some M1010 CUCV Ambulance trucks were used for mobile command and control missions. In such cases, the red cross symbols were removed.

Tabulated data for the M1010 Truck, Ambulance, Tactical, 1 1/4 Ton, 4x4 CUCV:

Engine GM (Detroit Diesel) 379 cu in. (6.2L) J-series non-emissions diesel V-8 engine, 135hp@3600rpm
Transmission GM TH400 (Turbo Hydramatic 400) automatic transmission with 3 forward and 1 reverse speeds
Transfer Case Manual NP208
Axles Dana 60 front, 10.5 in Corporate 14 Bolt rear diff (w/Detroit Locker). Lockout hubs on front axle. 4.56:1 ratio.
Curb Weight 7370 lbs (3348 kg)
Payload 2080 lbs (944 kg)
Towed Load Allowance 3000 lbs (1361 kg)
GVW 9450 lbs (4290 kg)
Wheelbase 131.5 in (334 cm)
Length 227.7 in (578.4 cm)
Width 81.2 in (206.2 cm)
Height 101.6 in (258.0 cm)
Electrical 12/24 volt dual voltage, 200 amp electrical system
Brakes Hydraulically activated, power-assisted front disc and rear drum service brakes, silicone fluid
Fording 20 in (50.8 cm) w/o kit
Ground Clearance 7.8 in (19.8 cm), rear axle @ GVW
Tires LT235/85R-16E Steel Belted Radials
Tire Pressure 45 psi (310 kPa) front, 80 psi (552 kPa) rear, spare same as rear
Fuel Tank 20 Gallons US (75.7 liters)
Maximum Speeds At Governed RPM
High Range
1st 25 mph (40.2 kph)
2nd 35 mph (56.3 kph)
Drv 55 mph (88.5 kph)
Rev 9 mph (24.5 kph)
Maximum Speeds At Governed RPM
Low Range
1st 14 mph (22.5 kph)
2nd 23 mph (37.0 kph)
Drv 35 mph (56.3 kph)
Rev 6 mph ( 9.6 kph)

Manuals for the M1008, M1009, M10xx Chevrolet CUCV trucks will be numbered TM9-2320-289-xx where the xx represents the maintenance level. You can sometimes find the CD version of M1010 Manuals at If you don't find what you want at first, try different ways of searching Amazon. This link will often find Military CUCV parts.

M-1010 CUCV Ambulance
M-1010 CUCV Ambulance.

M-1010 CUCV Ambulance
M-1010 CUCV Ambulance. Photo: Government

M-1010 CUCV Ambulance
M-1010 CUCV Ambulance. Photo: Government

M-1010 CUCV Ambulance
M-1010 CUCV Ambulance. Photo: Government

M-1010 CUCV Ambulance
M-1010 CUCV Ambulance, during the construction of the La Saline Bon Repos near Port-au-Prince, Haiti during Operation FAIRWINDS 96, 8 October 1996.

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