Today in WW II: 16 Oct 1939 Germans counterattack in the Saar, quickly expelling the French invaders. More 
16 Oct 1940 Selective Service draft registration begins in the United States for approximately 16 million men.
16 Oct 1940 34 ships sunk from Convoy SC-7 and Convoy HX-79 by German submarine Wolf Pack, one of the worst attacks of the war in the Atlantic [16-19 Oct].
16 Oct 1941 Germans and Romanians march into Odessa, following the Soviet evacuation.
16 Oct 1941 Although Stalin remains in Moscow, Soviet government moves east to Kuybyshev [Samara] on the Volga River, where they remain until summer of 1943.
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M-1070 Heavy Transporter Truck & M-1000 Trailer

The Heavy Equipment Transport System (HETS) consists of the M1070 Truck Tractor and the M1000 Heavy Equipment Transporter Semi-trailer. The HETS transports payloads up to 70 tons – primarily M1 Abrams tanks.

HETS operates worldwide on highways worldwide, secondary roads, and cross-country. The HETS has a number of features that significantly improve the mobility and overall performance of the system in a tactical environment. The M1070 tractor has front- and rear-axle steering, a central tire-inflation system, and cab space for six personnel to accommodate the two HETS operators and four tank crewmen. The M1000 semi-trailer has automatically steerable axles and a load-leveling hydraulic suspension.

Find additional photos and hi-res versions of the M-1070 HETS at the Olive-Drab Military Mashup.

The Heavy Equipment Transport System (HETS) entered service in 1993.

M-1070 Heavy Transporter Truck & M-1000 Trailer Characteristics

Tractor length: 358 in
Tractor width: 102 in
Trailer length: 622 in
Trailer width (at rear bumper): 144.8 in
Tractor curb weight: 41,000 lbs
Trailor curb weight: 50,000 lbs
Payload: 140,000 lbs
Engine: 500 horsepower Detroit Diesel
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Speed: 40-45 mph on highway (25-30 mph with 70 ton payload)
Range: 300 mi
Fording: 28 in
Air transportability: C-5A and C-17
Tractor Manufacturer: Oshkosh Truck - Oshkosh, WI
Semitrailer Manufacturer: Systems & Electronics, Inc - St Louis, MO

M-1070 Heavy Transporter Truck & M-1000 Trailer Photo Gallery

M-1000 Semi-trailer w/70 ton MBT
M-1000 Semi-trailer w/70 ton MBT.

M-1070 HET
M-1070 HET.